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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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Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted  March 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas “” I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard…

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President Proclaims ‘National Day of Honor’

Posted  March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed today to be “A National Day of Honor.” Here’s is the text of the president’s proclamation: Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the sands…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Megan Crusher
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Distinguished Chiefs’ Panel

Posted  March 27, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452 Maintenance Group, (2nd from left) addresses a question posed by one of the 400 enlisted Airmen attending a Chiefs’ panel at the end of the 452 Air Mobility Wing’s two day Enlisted Workshop, held in Bldg. 2306, Sunday, March 18. The panel included from left to right, Chief Master…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Candid Comments”‚|”‚Women’s History Month

Posted  March 30, 2012

Dena Tziouvalas Job: Accounting Technician Unit: 452 AMW/Travel Pay Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, dancing “My mother influenced me the most. She was my role model and taught me great values in life such as respect, love and guidance. My mother taught me to treat people with dignity and appreciation and to help them as much as…

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Force Support Squadron golf tournament succeeds as planned

Posted  March 30, 2012

The March Field 16th Annual Inter-Services Golf Tournament was played at Soboba Springs Country Club, San Jacinto, on March 12. Although participants were met with a morning blanket of fog, the plush greens and perfect airways…

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Briefs, March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Museum welcomes home Vietnam Veterans with celebration The March Field Air Museum will hold its 3rd Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 31, beginning at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Wall That Heals exhibit. The free event is open to the public. Volunteer Income tax assistance center offers free preparation, filing Get your…

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Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Brannen Parrish
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TFI Metals Technology section blends creation, precision

Posted  March 30, 2012

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. “” In the world of aircraft maintenance, there is virtually no room for error. Metals technologists must be skilled at machining, measuring, drilling, cutting and welding with flawless precision. The Total…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Chief Master Sgt. Mark Burditt
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Air Force Reserve Pipe Band performs for president

Posted  March 30, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. “” Military bagpipers are a unique sight in Washington, D.C., especially clad in official Air Force tartan kilts and lining the steps of the U.S. Capitol. So unique, in fact, the pipe band of the Band of the U.S…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Lt. Col. Donald Traud
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Health & Safety

Crosswalk safety a shared responsibility

Posted  March 30, 2012

Most have heard and understand the importance of not drinking and driving, but how about not drinking and walking? A surprising statistic from the Automobile Club of Southern California is that 35 percent of all fatal car-pedestrian…

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