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18th AF views March as model for Total Force Integration

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy (Center)Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, 18th Air Force, speaks with a group of Airmen on the future of the air mobility enterprise and total force integration, during a recent visit to March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Commander, 18th Air…

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War’s end meant 452nd’s demise…for 20 months

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Technical Sgt. Ed Hinrichs, left, and Staff Sgt. Harvey A. Shaw share memories of their time as B-17 Flying Fortress gunners at a 452nd Bomb Group Association reunion. (Final in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment…

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Hap Arnold’s first “Dial M for Murder” a success

So “who dunnit”? We all found out that the waiter did, well part of it. The lover did too, so did the jealous husband who wanted all of his wife’s money. In fact, most of the zany and talented cast of “Dial M for Murder”, held Oct. 18 at the Hap Arnold Grand Ballroom, were in on it.

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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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Agreement bolsters Reservist, veteran employment opportunities

Posted  August 10, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley signed an agreement to increase employment opportunities for reserve members and to facilitate connecting military families with America’s outdoors, history and culture, Aug. 6. Under the agreement, the Army Reserve and the Interior Department will: Seek joint programming opportunities…

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Grizzly Field Exercise 2012 prepares for the unexpected

Posted  August 10, 2012

The ground rumbled beneath your feet. Dishes in the kitchen crashed on the floor and bookshelves toppled over. You gathered your family and hurried to safest location in the house ...

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Advertising firm uses March C-17 as model for new media van

Posted  August 10, 2012

Photographers from Blaine Warren Advertising visited March Air Reserve Base, Calif., to take photos of a C-17, July 30. The agency is shooting a commercial for the Air Force Reserve ...

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Your ticket to legal assistance

Posted  August 10, 2012

For those in need of legal services, help may be only a ticket away. The March Air Reserve Base Legal Office (located in Building 115, across from The Club) provides limited legal assistance to military members and their dependents ...

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Air Force civilians welcome new personnel system

Posted  August 10, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Bringing new Air Force civilian employees on board is more efficient and timely now following full-implementation of the USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool, Air Force Personnel Center officials said, July 27. In April, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased implementation strategy to replace the civilian…

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March Minutes | August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth Photographer, 4th Combat Camera Hometown: Oklahoma 0700 Wake up with the competition routine on my mind, I’m five days out! 0715 Eat a healthy breakfast with of plenty of carbs. 0800 Dedicate an hour to honor God and give thanks. He is my driving force! 0930 Talk with my friend about some break-dancing moves I’m…

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March pilot saves infant, twice

Posted  August 3, 2012

May 5, 2012, is the day 1st Lt. Jeremy Shields, a C-17 pilot assigned to the 729th Airlift Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., will never forget. Not because of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but because...

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Jackson takes helm of AF Reserve Command

Posted  August 3, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson became chief of Air Force Reserve and assumed command of Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, July 30...

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News Briefs | August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

     INTRAMURAL BOWLING LEAGUE COACHES TO MEET The 2012/2013 intramural Bowling League is tentatively scheduled to begin, Sept. 10. The next coaches’ meeting will be held in the conference room of building 430, 10 a.m., Aug. 13. Letters of intent are due no later than Aug. 13. For more information, contact Pamela Smith or…

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Preparing to fight the perfect war

Posted  August 3, 2012

How would you prepare to fight the perfect war? Is it possible, or does this only apply when used as a rhetorical question? While using a popular search engine to search the World Wide Web, it was noted that the words perfect and war are rarely seen together. Is this an indicator that it is…

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