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A story of survival and resilience

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it…

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Knowing the facts: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Today, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated every October to raise awareness about disability employment issues and honor the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

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Lacing up: Finding your ‘WooHoo’ moment

What started out as a quest to maintain military fitness, turned into a passion and is now a way of daily life for me. I struggled with my first Fit to Fight test, barely squeaking by. Now years later, I have improved in all measured areas of the F2F test.

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Governor’s Military Council convenes at March Field

Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, hosted a meeting of the Governor’s Military Council here Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., established the Council in March 2013 to “explore and advance how to maintain and expand California’s national security footprint,” said Wade Crowfoot, the Governor’s…

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Unit cited for actions late in World War II

U.S. Army Air Forces photo The B17 flying in the foreground is part of the 452nd Bombardment Group. Seen here flying with other aircraft, the 452nd planes were identified by the boxed L on their tail. (Eighth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment Group received…


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Candid Comments | June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Senior Airman Aaron Long Unit: 452 Security Forces Squadron Job: Blue Eagles Honor Guard Hometown: Perris, Calif. Hobbies: Ping Pong, math and karate I am a true connoisseur of ethnic foods, so to celebrate, I visited as many Asian-style restaurants in the area that I can find; sushi is a favorite of mine. On a…

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Snapshot | Memorial Day 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Brig. Gen. James Melin, USAFR (Ret.) shakes the forearm and thanks Purple Heart recipient, Staff Sgt. Octavio Sanchez, USMC (Ret.), after the Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery, May 28.

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Post Attack Reconnaissance training is a must for success

Posted  June 1, 2012

Major efforts are ongoing throughout the 452d Air Mobility Wing, to ensure everyone is prepared for the upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise and inspection. Unit Training Assembly weekends, as well as...

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Team members from left are Senior Master Sgt. Michael Kacsmaryk, assistant coach, Chief Master Sgt. Karen Krause and Tech. Sgt. Richard Miller. Members not shown are coach Aaron Wall, Kathleen Buckner, and Tom Maupin.
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Col. Pamela LeBlanc presents the 2012 Bowling League Trophies

Posted  June 1, 2012

Team members from left are Senior Master Sgt. Michael Kacsmaryk, assistant coach, Chief Master Sgt. Karen Krause and Tech. Sgt. Richard Miller. Members not shown are coach Aaron Wall, Kathleen...

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Angels over Kyrgyzstan

Posted  June 1, 2012

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- With only 19 percent of the Air Force being female and of that, only five percent of those females being pilots, it is not often that you hear of an all-female...

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Will you marry me? Dodger style

Posted  June 1, 2012

As the sun set on Dodger stadium, preparations began for the start of Monday Night baseball between the LA Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, May 14. The grounds crew meticulously prepared...

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Snapshots | Xeriscaping

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 163d Civil Engineering Squadron teamed up with Navy Seabee reservists to work with Tony Alves, a local architect, on a low water and low maintenance base beautification landscaping project in front of...

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Snashots | Pinning ceremony

Posted  June 8, 2012

Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle, 4th Air Force commander, shares a laugh with newly promoted Col. Steve O’Brien, 4th AF chaplain, and his wife, Laurie, while in the receiving line after the ceremony at the Cultural...

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Child seat safety

Posted  June 8, 2012

Summer is upon us and for some of our Airmen that means a lot of vacation travel time with the family. While some choose to fly to their destinations, others opt for the classic road trip, especially if they are traveling with infants or toddlers. To ensure the safety of our small children while driving,…

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Snapshots | Family day

Posted  June 8, 2012

Jailynn Booker, sister of Airman 1st Class Tajlynn Booker, pets a horse after taking a gallop during the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing annual family day, June 2, 2012 as Tori Jerusal helps assist. Jerusal celebrated her...

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