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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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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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Live the Braveheart life in 2016

Posted  January 8, 2016

If you are old enough to remember when the movie “Braveheart” first came out, it may come as a shock to know that it first hit the theaters more than twenty years ago! (Feeling old yet?) But in many ways it set the standard for what an epic film about heroism, courage, and love (and…

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March Airmen represent at the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Posted  December 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Senior Airman Astin Coleman, ceremonial guardsman, March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard, whiz’s down the red carpet, alongside a young pilot, in a mini F-16 aircraft, from the Air Force Sergeant’s Mini Jet Team, during the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, in Los Angeles, Nov. 29. The Honor…

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What Does DPH stand for? What, and who, is the DPH at March ARB?

Posted  December 18, 2015

Meet David Cunningham, Director of Psychological Health (DPH), 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base. He has filled this position since May 2014, yet there are many who don’t know what he does or what he can provide in the way of mental health. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and…

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Senate confirms Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy

Posted  December 18, 2015

The Senate announced its confirmation, Dec. 10, of Russell A. Muncy’s promotion to brigadier general. Muncy is commander of March Field’s host unit, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest wing. Although the announcement was just received, Muncy’s official date of rank is March 26, 2015. There will be a formal…

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News Briefs 12/18/2015

Posted  December 18, 2015

FINAL 2015 BEACON This is the final Beacon issue for 2015. The next one will be a 2015 year-in-review and will hit the stands on Jan 8, 2016. The Beacon staff thanks you for all the input provided this year and wish you all safe and happy holidays! We look forward to your stories in…

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