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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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Snapshots | Command Farewell

Posted  July 6, 2012

Maj. Tina Tsui presents a lithograph of the 452d Air Mobility Wing headquarters building, currently under renovation, to Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor, commander, at his farewell get-together June 23 ...

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Feeding Wolves

Posted  July 6, 2012

There was a famous Native American story that tells of a young boy who was walking through a field one day and came upon an old man sitting on the ground. With his arms and legs folded, staring off into the distance, it appeared that the old man was almost in a trance. After a…

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Lottery Sweepstakes Scam

Posted  July 6, 2012

TRICARE Program Integrity has become aware of a Lottery Sweepstakes Scam in which fraudulent checks bearing the TRICARE name are being utilized. Individuals are contacted via mail with a letter informing them that they are “winners” of a USA Lottery Sweepstakes for $250,000. Accompanying the letter is a fraudulent check bearing the TRICARE name. The…

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News Briefs | July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

ATTENTION MARCH RUNNERS! We are two months and 18 days out from the Air Force Marathon! Unfortunately, due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 PAX has been scaled down to 86. Currently we have 97 seats filled, which means we are 11 over. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are…

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March Minutes | June 28, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Staff Sergeant Justin R. Wolfe Air Terminal Operations Craftsman, 452 APSF Hometown: Yucca Valley, Calif. 0515 Wake up … make coffee and realize I have no milk so I grab my wife’s vanilla meal replacement shake and realize “this is awesome!” 0556 Wake up my 2-year-old and get her dressed, hair and teeth brushed, and ready for…

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163d Reconnaissance Wing Unveils New RPA Hangar

Posted  June 29, 2012

Under the blue skies of the Inland Empire, an MQ-1 predator performed a normal training sortie in the overhead pattern of the Southern California Logistics Airport, as military and civic leaders celebrated...

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News Briefs | June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

UPDATE FOR USAF MARATHON TEAM MARCH RUNNERS All passenger seating via military airlift for the U.S. Air Force Marathon have been filled. Additional airlift is not scheduled. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt.Terry L. Luzader, chief, NAF Aviation Resource Functional Manager at 951-655-7608. Unfortunately due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 passengers…

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Snapshots | Change of Command

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Tim McCoy received the 452d Mission Support Group flag from Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor during his change of command ceremony at March Field, Sun., June 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda...

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Reforms Improve DOD’s Security Clearance Process, Official Says

Posted  June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reforms in the personnel security clearance process have improved the speed and efficiency of background investigations and adjudications with a direct, positive impact on the Defense Department’s ability to carry out its mission, a senior defense official told Congress June 21. Streamlined policy and processes have cut duplication and waste, Elizabeth A….

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912 ARS hosts Combat Dining-In

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 912th Air Refueling Squadron held an old fashioned combat dining-in, which was opened to all members of the 452 Air Mobility Wing, held in hangar 2306, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., June 15. The Air Force dining-in custom began ...

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