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Hispanic Heritage Month: Knowing the facts

In 1988, Congress established National Hispanic Heritage Month by amending the 1968 law that created National Hispanic Heritage Week. Under this law, the president was asked to issue an annual proclamation designating the “31-day period beginning September 15 and ending on October 15” as National Hispanic Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush issued the first…

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U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men

(Fourth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Thirty men killed while serving in the 452nd Bombardment Group during World War II are buried at an American military cemetery near Cambridge, England. They are among more than 3,800 GIs whose graves are decorated with headstones in the shape of…

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Padres honor Team March Airmen during Air Force Appreciation Day

For the first time in the history of the Padres’ Air Force Appreciation Day, Airmen from March Air Reserve Base participated in the event.

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March host wing contributes to overall success of Mobility Air Force mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron A KC-135R from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a C-17A from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Both aircraft are from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve…

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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  March 28, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MARCH Date: March 29 Event: Vegas Turnaround Cost: $18 per person Depart: 6 a.m. Return: 3 a.m. (March 30) Description / Restrictions: Ages 21 and up Deadline for sign up: March 25   APRIL Date: April 5 Event: L.A. Garment District Shopping Trip Cost: $18 per person Depart: 9…

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Airmen must revalidate dependents

Posted  March 28, 2014

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted  March 28, 2014

The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure network regarding…

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Air Force welcomes four-legged lieutenant

Posted  March 28, 2014

Photo courtesy of Bernard S. Little Goldie, a Golden Retriever, stands at “attention” after being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the dog therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on March 12. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff , visited Walter Reed Bethesda to commission a four-legged second lieutenant into the…

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Five reasons it’s awesome to be a woman in the Air Force

Posted  March 28, 2014

As a woman myself, I may be biased, but there are numerous reasons why it’s awesome to be a woman, definitely one that serves her country. In honor of National Women’s History Month, here are five reasons why it is awesome to be a woman in the Air Force. 1. Women haven’t always been able…

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Tennis helps Airman stay ‘Fit 2 Fight’

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy Photo 452 AMW Wing Process Manager, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis has been an avid tennis player for more than seven years. Curtis uses her love of the sport to improve her overall physical conditioning, keeping her in line with the Air Force’s ‘Fit 2 Fight’ program. I have been playing tennis for about seven…

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News Briefs April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 2014

HAP ARNOLD BARBERSHOP CLOSED The Hap Arnold Club concessionaire barber shop is temporarily closed until further notice. For more information call 951- 655-4920. SALLY’S ALLEY NOW SERVING FOOD ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS Spring is here, which means Sally’s Alley will be serving food every Wednesday night! Stop by and support the Hap Arnold Club while enjoying a…

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Online School—A Choice for Military Families

Posted  April 4, 2014

Cyber school, virtual school, digital learning, whatever you call it, this growing educational choice simply works for thousands of California families.

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Diet face-off: How 7 nutrition trends stack up

Posted  April 4, 2014

The fight against fat has morphed into a battle of diets with disciples ardently promoting or defending their choices. The experts may never agree on the “perfect” diet for weight maintenance, proper nutrition and optimal health, although some menus are better than others. But the diet-savvy do agree on this: Find something that works for…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 4, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. APRIL Date: April 5 Event: L.A. Garment District Shopping Trip Cost: $18 per person Depart: 9 a.m. Return: 7 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Tour the fashion district and find great bargains as you shop for this year’s Easter outfit! Ages 10 and up Deadline for sign up: March 28…

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