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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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DEOMI releases 2014 National African American/Black History Month observance poster

Posted  February 7, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February 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. You may simply click the image of the poster on this news…

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Services Scene

Posted  February 7, 2014

Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a Sweetheart Dinner February 14, 2014. Dinner includes prime rib and a complimentary glass of wine. There will be live entertainment and dancing. Tickets are on sale now at the club for $23 for members and $25 for non-members. Outdoor Recreation events…

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VA launches online tools — calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits; provide feedback

Posted  February 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Veterans Affairs Department launched new online tools this week to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country, as well as to provide feedback…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

COMMISSARY’S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY FEB. 14 The March ARB Commissary will be having a Customer Appreciation Day, Friday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. The first 500 customers shopping between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and wearing something related to Valentine’s Day, will receive a free valentine treat, compliments of the commissary’s industry partners. They will also…

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Black History Month trivia – Did you know…?

Posted  February 7, 2014

In the movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, the commanding officer of the Navy destroyer, Bainbridge, talks to his boss–a woman, over the radio. He and his crew are trying to stop the Somali pirates who took over the cargo ship, Maersk Alabama. The voice of that woman is Admiral Michelle Howard, the first African-American…

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Raising and lowering of the flag

Posted  January 31, 2014

Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen and Tech. Sgt. Gary Robinson, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, bring down the U.S. Flag at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, amidst the blue skies and warm weather of the Southern California area. Retreat signifies the end of the duty day, and is performed as the National Anthem…

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Health & Safety

FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain…

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IMAGE Meritorious Service award seeks nominees for 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 National Image, Incorporated Meritorious Service award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 24. The IMAGE Meritorious Service award honors individual civilian employees and military members who supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose activities best…

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CHIEFchat: CMSAF talks about force management, EPRs

Posted  January 31, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed upcoming changes to enlisted performance reports and effects of force management during his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat at Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Md., Jan. 9. CHIEFchat is a recurring initiative, designed to give Airmen around the world a direct connection to the…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with identity theft, data breaches

Posted  January 31, 2014

Headlines about large scale data breaches can be scary, but don’t panic. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. If your information was part of a breach, the most immediate risk is that the thieves may make unauthorized charges or debits to your accounts. Keep a close eye on your account activity and…

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