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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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DEOMI releases 2014 AAPI Heritage Month poster

Posted  May 9, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrated each year during the month of May; the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. Each year, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes the…

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Asian American – Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Knowing the Facts

Posted  May 2, 2014

Courtesy Photo One of the first Asian-American woman pilots, Maggie Gee joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). Since women were not allowed to regularly serve in combat at the time, she trained male pilots and also copiloted military planes for simulated dogfights. In 2010, she and other WASP pilots would receive the Congressional…

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Avoid Falling Victim To IRS Phone Scam

Posted  May 2, 2014

At a recent Inland Empire law enforcement meeting, I was made aware of an ongoing scam involving criminals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees who attempt to steal the hard-earned money of innocent, law-abiding taxpayers. In many cases, the person was able to successfully scam hundreds, or even thousands of dollars from folks like…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 2, 2014

MAY Date: May 10 Event: Bungee Jumping at the Bridge to Nowhere Cost: Free Description / Restrictions: Open to all hands but service members returning from deployment or who have been deployed at anytime during the last 12 months and their families have priority. JUNE Date: June 7 Event: Stateline and Vegas Turnaround Cost: $20…

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Beating boredom and creating strength through CrossFit

Posted  May 2, 2014

Most jobs in the Air Force involve many types of movements, sitting, lifting, climbing, pulling and moving equipment. While our physical fitness testing is in the back of our minds, we can’t depend on our daily movements to be enough to keep us fit and using running, push-ups and sit ups to prepare us can…

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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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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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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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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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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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