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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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Mixed Martial Arts Toughens Mind, Body, Spirit

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Senior Airman David Adolfo, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, spars with Senior Airman Corey Quirke, 452nd CES. Adolfo, who has been participating in Mixed Martial Arts since he was a young boy, learns and teaches various martial arts disciplines while incorporating the warrior ethos into all areas of…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new countermarketing video competition that aims to target tobacco as an enemy of the military that degrades service members’ health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until Oct. 15 and is open to all uniformed DOD personnel, families and DOD civilians, who may submit…

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PT test enhancements start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the program and the need…

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Test your knowledge of Women’s Equality Day:

Posted  August 23, 2013

  1. August 26th is celebrated as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate what? a. the work women did during the Second World War b. the anniversary of women winning the right to vote c. the flappers of the 1920’s d. the contemporary women’s rights movement   2. In what year did Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduce…

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452nd Wing Commander Announces:

Posted  August 23, 2013

Col. Mahaney directs that all wing members on UTA status on Sep. 7 must share in the Wingman Day activities as either a participant or a spectator until activities end at 11:30 a.m. No one is authorized to remain in their work areas as this is a SECDEF-directed stand down. Personnel are authorized to sign…

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News Briefs August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

March Field Museum Searching for Hidden Treasures The March Field Air Museum staff is asking family members of war veterans to search their attics, garages and other storage areas for wartime memorabilia. The museum’s Find Our Hidden Treasures campaign is in full swingPlease consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March Field…

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March Minutes

Posted  August 23, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages

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The Stolen Valor Act makes a comeback

Posted  August 16, 2013

On June 3rd, 2013, the President signed into law an updated version of the Stolen Valor Act, making it unlawful for “whoever, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds oneself out to be a recipient” of certain medals and distinctions.

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Marines slather national forest with ‘snot’

Posted  August 16, 2013

Marines call it Rhino Snot. It’s a thick, white goop resembling Elmer’s school glue. But this isn’t your children’s glue. This is high tech, military-grade polymer that earned its name on the gritty battlefield of Afghanistan.

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March Fire Department lends unique assistance to wildfires

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy photo March Fire Department truck parked in a neighborhood at the perimeter of the Falls Fire, last Monday in Lake Elsinore. The Department responded to with an engine and a four-man crew, as part of a task force team to assist in structural protection. As the weather remains hot and dry, the March Fire…

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