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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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May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 11, 2012

DEOMI Illustration / Peter Hemmer JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year’s theme is “Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion.” Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Y. Mineta introduced a resolution to the House…

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101 Critical Days of summer Safety — It’s personal

Posted  May 11, 2012

It’s that time of year again and summer is just around the corner! Have you already made your vacation and adventure plans for the summer, or are you a “spur of the moment” type of planner? Every year the Air Force Safety Center kicks off the 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign which takes place…

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Suited for the job

Posted  May 11, 2012

The military constantly strives to improve the ability of our fighting forces to succeed in hostile environments. The Chemical Protective Overgarment is a prime example of evolving research and technology. The updated design accounts for limitations from earlier versions and now provides the functionality necessary for a combatant to perform mission essential duties with an…

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President Barack Obama signs an executive order preventing scams used to con veterans out of their federal education benefits, at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, 2012, as First Lady Michelle Obama and Fort Stewart Soldiers and civilians look on. (Photo by Jimmy McSalters)
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Executive order safeguards military from predatory schools

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, visited with 3d Infantry Division soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, to discuss a new executive order that helps...

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News Briefs | May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

Moreno Valley hosts foreclosure prevention seminar The City of Moreno Valley is hosting a free foreclosure prevention seminar. This event, in partnership with Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire (HOCIE), will help residents in Moreno Valley and surrounding areas reduce their risk of home foreclosure. The event will be held on May 12 from…

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Inductees stand with right hands risen to accept charges as Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. March Field held its Senior NCO and NCO induction ceremony, April 22, at the Cultural Resource Center.
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March Field Top 3 hosts induction ceremony

Posted  May 4, 2012

Brig.Gen. Karl McGregor, 452 Air Mobility Wing Commander and presiding official, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl Wente, acting 452 AMW Command Chief and guest speaker attend the March Field Induction Ceremony, held on April 22 at the Cultural Resource ...

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Preparing for operational readiness

Posted  May 4, 2012

As the wing prepares for its upcoming operational readiness exercise and inspection, it is important to note how little things can become significant in a wartime environment. One of the lessons learned by team March from the recent Volk Field exercise was to stress continued use of the “buddy system,” particularly when wearing the Mission…

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March team member spends off-duty time as Big Brother

Posted  May 4, 2012

Master Sgt. Sherman Harris poses with Daniel Machado at an annual Big Brother’s Banquet. Why do I volunteer as a Big Brother? Well, it is not the pay, it is not the fame and glory, and it is certainly not because I have a lot of free time on my hands; I do it because…

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Airlift control flights, FBI train together at Patriot Sands

Posted  May 4, 2012

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Five Reserve units and a federal agency teamed up April 26 to 29 in Florida for Patriot Sands, an airlift training exercise simulating deployed bare base conditions with limited support. Reservists with the 512th Airlift Control Flight, Dover Air Force Base, Del., 452d ALCF, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and 439th…

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Can I help re-invigorate the nuclear enterprise?

Posted  May 4, 2012

If someone asked you what the U.S. Air Force’s number one nuclear enterprise priority is for 2011 and 2012, what would your answer be? On or above average, I get personnel who respond, “We don’t have a nuclear mission, so this requirement doesn’t apply to us”. Let’s look at a few of potential work situations…

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