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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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Health & Safety

Holiday safety tips from your 452 safety office

Posted  December 18, 2015

The clock is ticking down and the holiday season is upon us. Many of us are all rushing around for last minute shopping, packing our suitcases for travel and preparing our home with decorations. The Air Force teaches us to use Risk Management in our jobs to minimize hazards and prevent injuries. The same principles…

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Finance team brings home top AFRC award

Posted  December 18, 2015

The 452nd Financial Management (FM) team, March Air Reserve Base, recently won the 2015 Air Force Reserve Command Financial Services Office of the Year Award. The AFRC-wide competition is an annual award comprised of four FM sections for which bases are judged: military pay, travel pay, civilian pay and disbursement. “We submitted it like any…

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Letter to the editor concerning cyber security article

Posted  December 18, 2015

I received the below email on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015: “Ms. Welz, The article you published in the Beacon on page 5, dated 11 December 2015 “Cyber Security tips for the holiday season” appears to be taken form the e-mail that I sent out to everyone on 4 December 2015, this one I am forwarding…

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March’s Back Street Grill to re-open January 2016

Posted  December 18, 2015

The Back Street Café closed in June 2015 to undergo a facelift in both the facility and menu items in an effort to promote health and wellness as part of the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) Program. The Healthy Base Initiative project launched in 2013 at 14 Department of Defense installations to improve the health and…

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AFN producer is one of 40 ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted  December 18, 2015

Forty veterans have been singled out for how they helped shape the Air Force, including three retired generals, one former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and one former Staff Sergeant … Patrice Rock Grant.  The Air Force is honoring Grant and 39 other Air Force Veterans by displaying their portraits in the Pentagon,…

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