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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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Blake paved way for thousands of Air Force women

Posted  March 21, 2014

The women of today’s Air Force can look back with pride to Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake. “We consider her the first lady of the Air Force,” said William Chivalette, curator of the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. “She raised her right hand to enlist in the U.S. Air Force on…

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CSAF: Every budget decision hurts

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The U.S. Air Force is the finest in the world, “and we need to keep it that way,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, said March 14. The Air Force’s fiscal 2015 budget request was built to ensure its combat power remains unequaled, Welsh told members of the House Armed…

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSURE EXTENDED! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) is closed until further notice, due to the Moreno Valley Cactus widening project. The Riverside Gate will act as the alternate main gate during that time and will be open 24 hours a day; seven days a week. The Riverside gate will be…

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Defense budget proposal inactivates March squadron

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, shows digital photographs to an Afghan soldier in Shabila Kalan, Zabul province, Afghanistan. Monday’s release of the Defense Department’s fiscal 2015 budget request includes the inactivation of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron located at March…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  March 14, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to data from…

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Volunteers from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing

Posted  March 14, 2014

Volunteers from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., help celebrate the National Education Association’s Read Across America day at local area schools within the Riverside Unified School District, Feb. 28 and March 3, 2014. This annual, nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of famed children’s book author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, more…

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSED! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) is closed through Friday, March 21, 2014, due to the Moreno Valley Cactus widening project. The Riverside Gate will act as the alternate main gate during that time and will be open 24 hours a day; seven days a week. The Riverside gate will…

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One Sailor’s blog from the 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet

Posted  March 14, 2014

Man, what a blur. Ten hours down on the red carpet, dodging rain and crammed with more than 200 photographers and broadcasters into what seemed like a skinny can of potato chips. I have never felt more like a sardine in all my life.

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Women’s History Month: Historical facts

Posted  March 14, 2014

National Women’s History Month can trace its roots back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In…

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Yellow Ribbon Program resources help family through deployment, tragedy

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada Michelle Lutz rests her head on the shoulder of her husband, Chief Master Sgt. Rich Lutz, during a post-deployment breakout session at an Air Force Reserve aFeb. 23, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. The Lutzes are working through the tragedy of losing Michelle’s younger brother to suicide the same…

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