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Hispanic Heritage Month: Knowing the facts

In 1988, Congress established National Hispanic Heritage Month by amending the 1968 law that created National Hispanic Heritage Week. Under this law, the president was asked to issue an annual proclamation designating the “31-day period beginning September 15 and ending on October 15” as National Hispanic Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush issued the first…

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U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men

(Fourth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Thirty men killed while serving in the 452nd Bombardment Group during World War II are buried at an American military cemetery near Cambridge, England. They are among more than 3,800 GIs whose graves are decorated with headstones in the shape of…

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Padres honor Team March Airmen during Air Force Appreciation Day

For the first time in the history of the Padres’ Air Force Appreciation Day, Airmen from March Air Reserve Base participated in the event.

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March host wing contributes to overall success of Mobility Air Force mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron A KC-135R from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a C-17A from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Both aircraft are from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve…

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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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Snapshots | Coming to March

Posted  November 21, 2012

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is stationed in the San Francisco Bay area at Travis Air Force Base, California. ...

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AFRC unveils future headquarters home

Posted  November 21, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The future home of a new Air Force Reserve Command headquarters building was unveiled, Nov. 13. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, led the development of the design project. Government Resources Group Inc., a subcontractor for Jacobs Engineering, constructed the model. The proposed energy-efficient 343,000 square…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360…

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New process helps prevent adverse civilian pay, records impact

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees’ supervisors will now get automatic email reminders 45 and 20 days before personnel actions are due, to help prevent adverse impact on civilian pay and records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Automatic notifications will go out for various actions, including when a supervisor must certify a…

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News Briefs | November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 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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Through Airmen’s Eyes: How family, pet help PTSD issues

Posted  November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Coming back from deployment, Airmen face the home-station work environment, reintegrating with family and settling back into day-to-day life. What happens when an Airman is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic…

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Precious resources

Posted  November 30, 2012

These days, we hear a lot about the many different resources available in the military. If you are in need of financial help, you can choose from various military programs being offered. If you have legal issues or questions, most military bases have a legal staff that provides tons of helpful information.  On the other…

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Letter to Airmen: Zero tolerance for sexual assault

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen,” Nov. 16. As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the…

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Military-to-Civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters today. According to Frank C. DiGiovanni, director, Training Readiness and Strategy Office of the Deputy Assistant…

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Candid Comments | Holiday Plans

Posted  November 30, 2012

Maj. Lola Osawe Job: Group Practice Manager Unit: 452 AMDS Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. Hobbies: Music and painting I will be spending time with my family and doing some local travel to some of the beautiful parks in the area. I will possibly go to the mountains as well. The holidays are a time to celebrate…

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