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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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March Minutes

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages Senior Airman Phillip L. Barnes Jr, Intelligence Analyst 912 ARS Hometown: Erie, Penn. 0630 My alarm goes off, telling me to wake up. I turn it off, because I’m not ready to roll out of bed. 0641 I actually roll out of bed, and realize I have to rush, because…

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General Aviation Facilities project breaks ground, makes way for March Inland Port Airport

Posted  October 1, 2013

courtesy photo On October 16, 2013, the March Joint Powers Authority held a ground-breaking event at the joint use March Inland Port Airport to kick-off the General Aviation Facilities project. From left are Richard Stewart, City Councilman, Moreno Valley; Jamil Dada, Workforce Development; Paul Davis, March JPC member and City Councilman, Riverside; Marion Ashley, Vice…

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March Civil Engineer S-Team rebuilds infrastructures, saves money

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy photo Maj. Ryan Wood, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, stands on the roof of a fire station, July 5, 2013, that his team is building in Afghanistan, to support the Ministry of Defense headquarters building, seen in the background. The small 922 CEF S-Team has participated in a rigorous deployment cycle for more than a…

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March teen reflects on Teen Leadership Summit experience

Posted  September 27, 2013

“I remember a few months ago, my dad asking if I was ready to fill out the application for this year’s teen summit and thinking, “Okay I’ll do it, this looks fun!” My mom checked my swim schedule and gave a thumbs-up to the dates in August for the camp. The camp was scheduled to…

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Back Street Café introduces Healthy Base Initiative lunch specials

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Back Street Café on base is jumping on the Healthy Base Initiative train with the introduction of healthy, daily lunch specials that begin Oct. 1. The promotions will feature a difference special each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will run for 60 days. At the end of the 60-day trial, they…

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Healthy Base Initiative takes flight

Posted  September 27, 2013

Lt. Col. Walter Scherer, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, attempts flyboarding during a recent RecOn outing with Outdoor Recreation, Sep. 14 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Scherer said the (RecOn) program “definitely helped me, my wife and daughter with the reintegration process following my nearly one-year-long separation while I was deployed to Afghanistan.” Although the RecOn…

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Parnormal challenge between commanders as All Hallow’s Eve quickly approaches?

Posted  September 27, 2013

“The ghosts of Air Force past are getting restless as All Hallow’s Eve approaches. While those of us who work in the Arnold House have become accustomed to a certain level of strange and unexplainable happenings, a recent experience left me quite puzzled. While working alone in the Arnold House on a Saturday morning, I…

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Norco Naval Engineer, Local Students Wins Top National Awards

Posted  September 27, 2013

An engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona in Norco has received a national Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award

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Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted  September 27, 2013

A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. Don’t underestimate the speed and power of this type of fire. Most people assume they have more time to escape than they actually do.

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Hispanic Heritage Month, remembering Hispanic heroes

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy Photo President Clinton and LTC Alfred Rascon, USA, retired. The White House, 2000 As a soldier and public servant, LTC Alfred Rascon, retired, served the United States with distinction for nearly four decades. At the age of four, Rascon came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents. Raised in the barrios of California…

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