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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…


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March 2015: The year in review

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. Michael Vo, loadmaster, 729th Airlift Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, reads “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Seuss, to students at Seneca Elementary School, Moreno Valley, Monday, March 2, during Read Across America. The school participates in the annual event to celebrate the birthday of the famous…

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February 2015: The year in review

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, California’s 42nd district, unveil C-17 original nose art, created by Shayne Meder, Feb. 19, 2015 at a ceremony on base. The C-17, named The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, was the last C-17…

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January 2015: The year in review

Posted  January 8, 2016

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Perry Aston/Released) A March KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog Jan. 30, 2015. The A-10s are providing combat air support in Iraq for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Coalition aircraft have been conducting air strikes against the Da’esh since August 2014. 163rd Security Forces Squadron courtesy photo…

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News Briefs 12/18/2015

Posted  December 18, 2015

FINAL 2015 BEACON This is the final Beacon issue for 2015. The next one will be a 2015 year-in-review and will hit the stands on Jan 8, 2016. The Beacon staff thanks you for all the input provided this year and wish you all safe and happy holidays! We look forward to your stories in…

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Senate confirms Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy

Posted  December 18, 2015

The Senate announced its confirmation, Dec. 10, of Russell A. Muncy’s promotion to brigadier general. Muncy is commander of March Field’s host unit, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest wing. Although the announcement was just received, Muncy’s official date of rank is March 26, 2015. There will be a formal…

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