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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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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 25, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MAY Date: May 3 Event: L.A. City Tour and Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cost: $18 per person Depart: 8 a.m. Return: 10 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theater, Farmers Market, China Town and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Olivera Street. Tour includes…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Holocaust National Days of Remembrance poster

Posted  April 25, 2014

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for…

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March ARB: Base loses longtime barber

Posted  April 25, 2014

This photo was reprinted from the April 21 edition of the Press Enterprise with permission from the author Ricardo Alvarez in February 2014 at Big Bear Lake. Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle has seen a lot of Air Force and Air Reserve bases. Like most military personnel, he lives the transient existence of shifting posts every…

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Culture change is key to sexual assault prevention

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III makes opening remarks at the 3-Star Summit April 14, 2014, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Welsh spoke about the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how they relate to sexual assault prevention and response….

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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) certification

Posted  April 25, 2014

Every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR). To meet the requirements, we are directed to accomplish a one-time effort to ensure we have a certified Air Force Form 594 (AF 594) on file for every…

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8,800 Reservists to get Hepatitis B vaccinations

Posted  April 25, 2014

Approximately 8,800 Air Force Reservists will get Hepatitis B vaccinations due to a recent change in Department of Defense immunization rules. The Defense Department is now requiring all servicemembers be immunized against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), which causes a potentially fatal liver disease.   According to the Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General’s office, reservists born prior to 1990 are in the…

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New command chief brings leadership, passion, experience to wing enlisted corps

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., 452nd Air Mobility Wing command chief. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – He’s always been a maintainer, through and through. From C-5s and C-141s to C-17s and KC-10s, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., has made his home away from home…

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the…

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

FAMILY TRADITION Master Sergeant Craig R. Appelt of the 452 Maintenance group and his son Kendall stand together following Kendall’s graduation from U.S. Coast Guard boot camp. Kendall becomes the fifth generation of his family to enter into military service, a heritage that began in 1917 and continued through World War I, World War II,…

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 2, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m.   8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458   8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the…

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