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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…

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It’s a Family Affair

photo courtesy/Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez, 452nd Force Support Squadron Unit Training Manager, is reenlisted by her daughter 2nd Lt. Krystal Jimenez, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Officer at McConnell AFB, KS  during the March Field AirFest, April 16.

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Order of Daedalians Founders Day Celebration

photo courtesy/ William Heitmeier Four new Daedalians were formerly inducted into Flight 30 Order of Daedalians during their 35th Founders Day celebration held at Altavita Commons building, March 26. The celebration was held in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Order of Daedalians at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL on March 26, 1934….


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Robosaurus shoots out fire for the crowd as it crushes a car at Airfest 2012, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 20, 2012. Airfest 2012 features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show.
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Robosaurus

Posted  April 15, 2016

Brace yourself to meet the ferocious spectacle that is Robosaurus: the 30-ton, fire-breathing, transforming T-Rex that eats cars and planes for an afternoon snack. Robosaurus travels the country in the guise of a semi-truck, but when he gets ready for action, he transforms into a 40-foot tall metal dinosaur with power that dwarfs even his…

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JON MELBY & HIS MUSCLE PITTS S-1-11B BI-PLANE

Posted  April 15, 2016

The aircraft I fly is the awesome looking Black and Yellow factory built Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane.  The Pitts S-1-11B! Imagine sitting in a Formula One race car that has wings. Pretty much, that is how I can describe my plane. I really like having horse power at my fingertips. My airplane has that, plus it…

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ACE MAKER AIRSHOWS WITH GREG “WIRED” COLYER & THE T-33

Posted  April 15, 2016

Ace Maker Airshows is proud to present the T-33 Shooting Star as America’s first operational jet fighter and trainer. These aircraft represent a pieces of American history that ushered us into a new generation, and have helped pave the way for the lives and freedoms we enjoy today. The T-33 has a wingspan of 42…

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News Briefs 04/29/2016

Posted  April 29, 2016

BEACON CHANGES PUBLISHERS The Beacon staff would like to thank Aerotech News and Review for their many years of publishing. This is the last issue they will produce. Look for a few changes in format for our next Beacon, which will be published by Golding Publications. CHIEF INDUCTION CEREMONY The March Field Chiefs Group cordially…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted  February 26, 2016

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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