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18th AF views March as model for Total Force Integration

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy (Center)Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, 18th Air Force, speaks with a group of Airmen on the future of the air mobility enterprise and total force integration, during a recent visit to March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Commander, 18th Air…

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War’s end meant 452nd’s demise…for 20 months

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Technical Sgt. Ed Hinrichs, left, and Staff Sgt. Harvey A. Shaw share memories of their time as B-17 Flying Fortress gunners at a 452nd Bomb Group Association reunion. (Final in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment…

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Hap Arnold’s first “Dial M for Murder” a success

So “who dunnit”? We all found out that the waiter did, well part of it. The lover did too, so did the jealous husband who wanted all of his wife’s money. In fact, most of the zany and talented cast of “Dial M for Murder”, held Oct. 18 at the Hap Arnold Grand Ballroom, were in on it.

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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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New program provides recordable books to deployed Airmen

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services officials are sending more than 900 recordable children’s books to learning resource centers at six deployed locations throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility. The Air Force Library Program collaborated with the Directorate of Services’ PLAYpass initiative to create…

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Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

Posted  November 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Cody will assume his new position on Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force…

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Domestic violence awareness ‘experiment’

Posted  November 16, 2012

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Every year, the Family Advocacy Program staff plans and implements a community awareness campaign designed to educate Keesler Air Force Base Airmen, as well as reinforce the reality that prevention and detection of interpersonal violence is truly a base-wide responsibility. This year, FAP teamed up with Brig. Gen. Kory…

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News Briefs | November 16, 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

A&FRC OFFERS TSP ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be offering a Thrift Savings Plan workshop on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Mission Support Group conference room, Bldg. 2313, from noon to 1 p.m. Discussions will be held on how you can make TSP a part of your financial wellness…

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Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health Benefits In the FEHB program, premiums will increase…

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AFRC commander looks at March missions

Posted  November 16, 2012

Staff Sgt. Dayton Mitchell, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, profiles the gear that camera operators use during overseas deployments, to Lt. Gen. James Jackson ...

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Snapshots | Dropping the puck

Posted  November 21, 2012

Col. Douglas Schwartz, 4th AF Director of Staff (second from left), holds the puck he recently dropped ...

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AF senior leaders approve doctrine restructure

Posted  November 21, 2012

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Officials at the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education at Maxwell AFB, announce that by next fall, Air Force doctrine will be restructured, streamlined and accessible to anyone with an e-reader, smartphone or tablet. Dubbed “Doctrine Next,” the initiative overhauls doctrine development processes to better reflect Air Force…

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Military Spouse Hiring Program gains 30-plus companies

Posted  November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 30 companies and organizations joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership as part of the White House-sponsored Joining Forces effort to help unemployed spouses find jobs. The newly inducted businesses, which join 129 other companies, were brought into the program at the partnership’s third such ceremony. Inductees at the Washington Navy…

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Norco Navy’s skipper dons top rank

Posted  November 21, 2012

NORCO, Calif. — The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division’s commanding officer pinned on the rank of captain during a ceremony attended by several hundred guests and base employees, who gathered in front of the historic command headquarters Nov. 7 to witness the Navy tradition. Retired four-star Adm. James R. Hogg, the promoting officer who…

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