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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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News Briefs 02/20/2015

Posted  February 20, 2015

CORRECTION The Feb. 13 issue of The Beacon misidentified Airman Lionel Hendrick as being assigned to the 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Hendrick was assigned to the 452nd Maintenance Squadron. We apologize for the error. A MISSED VALENTINE TO SAL Sorry we missed one of the Valentine’s wishes that was submitted last week. Here it is:…

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Team March loses one of its own

Posted  February 20, 2015

Capt. Justin Taylor, a KC-135 pilot assigned to the 336th Air Refueling Squadron, was killed in an automobile accident on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Taylor has been a total force Airman and a member of Team March for several years. He started his career on active duty as an F-16 maintainer in 2000, after which…

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Carter takes oath of office in White House ceremony

Posted  February 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2015 – With his wife, Stephanie, holding the Bible upon which he swore to support and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, Ash Carter took the oath of office as the 25th secretary of defense in a ceremony at the White House Tuesday. Vice President Joe Biden administered…

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Posted  February 20, 2015

Astronaut Guion “Guy” S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first African American to travel in space, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. He will ultimately complete four shuttle missions. (Final in a three-part series) Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and…

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Military OneSource offers free tax filings online

Posted  February 20, 2015

(This information is provided by March ARB’s Staff Judge Advocate office.) March Air Reserve Base does not have a Volunteer Income Tax Center on base this year. In lieu of the VITA Center, you can file your taxes for free or get free tax assistance online through Military One Source. The service is free to…

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