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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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News Briefs | September 7, 2012

Posted  September 7, 2012

CIVIL ENGINEER CONDUCTS ONLINE TRAFFIC SURVEY The base Civil Engineer is conducting a transportation survey to evaluate existing traffic conditions and transportation needs at March ARB. This survey is anonymous and will be used to better understand existing  traffic conditions and identify key areas for future improvements. Please visit http://www.gfnet.com/Survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=5M06l54J7734G GIVE BACK BY DONATING BLOOD…

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Cultural exchange program shares best aeromedical evacuation practices

Posted  September 7, 2012

Royal Air Force Sergeant Jon Davies is a flight nurse with the 4626th Aeromedical Squadron, RAF Lyneham, United Kingdom, who participated in a foreign exchange program here in July. ...

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Snapshots | Bronze Star

Posted  September 14, 2012

Pictured from left to right are Col. Samuel C. Mahaney, 452d AMW commander, Master Sgt. Jim Lambert, 729th AS and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, 452 AMW command chief. ...

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Snapshots | 9/11 Remembrance 5K

Posted  September 14, 2012

The March Fitness Center, America’s Kids/Adult Run and the First Sergeants Association held its 9/11 Remembrance 5K on the morning of the Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. Lt. Col. David Enfield, 452 Mission Support Group and daughter, Kaylie completed the America’s Kids/Adult Run and First Sergeants Association race in just over 38 minutes. (U.S. Air…

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Snapshots | March Military Ball Committee

Posted  September 14, 2012

Members of the March Military Ball committee hang their banner on the perimeter fence facing the entrance of March Air Reserve Base. ...

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Team March remembers, honors 9-11 victims

Posted  September 14, 2012

Chaplain Aaron Klaves, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, held a 9-11 memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 11, to remember and honor victims of the terrorist acts ...

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March Field hosts 40th-Annual Military Appreciation picnic

Posted  September 14, 2012

March Field's 40th Annual Military Appreciation picnic was held Sept. 8, 2012 ...

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance, Sept 10. Here is the president’s proclamation: On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the…

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Federal voting assistance program eases registration, ballot process

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — With Election Day about two months away, absentee military and overseas citizen voters can enjoy a streamlined process to register, obtain a ballot and exercise their right to vote, a Federal Voting Assistance Program official said in a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 5. Pam Mitchell, the program’s acting director, outlined new…

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Hometown Airman Attends 9/11 Remembrance at Elementary School

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering back to that fateful day in 2001, I came to know that morning in September would become a very important day for many, as well as historic. ...

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