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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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Lacing up: Finding your ‘WooHoo’ moment

What started out as a quest to maintain military fitness, turned into a passion and is now a way of daily life for me. I struggled with my first Fit to Fight test, barely squeaking by. Now years later, I have improved in all measured areas of the F2F test.

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Governor’s Military Council convenes at March Field

Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, hosted a meeting of the Governor’s Military Council here Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., established the Council in March 2013 to “explore and advance how to maintain and expand California’s national security footprint,” said Wade Crowfoot, the Governor’s…

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Unit cited for actions late in World War II

U.S. Army Air Forces photo The B17 flying in the foreground is part of the 452nd Bombardment Group. Seen here flying with other aircraft, the 452nd planes were identified by the boxed L on their tail. (Eighth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment Group received…


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Health & Safety

Handling the heat, tips for health and home

Posted  July 19, 2013

For the past several weeks, we have focused primarily on heat-related articles, and given that we that we are in the middle of our southern California summer, it seems appropriate that we continue along those lines of thinking. Let’s explore some things you might consider on a personal level in order to cope with the…

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Experts recover military personnel records 40 years after fire

Posted  July 19, 2013

Forty years ago an enormous fire erupted at the National Personnel Records Center in suburban St. Louis. Burning uncontrollably for almost 24 hours, it destroyed some 16 million to 18 million military personnel records including official documents veterans need to apply for the benefits they’ve earned.

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

July/August Airman magazine now available on line FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The July/August issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a web browser. Celebrate Summer by Fishing For Free Sept. 7 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers a free day of fishing on Saturday, Sept….

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Team March comes together to bring birds home

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Staff Sgt. Steve Michener, 452nd LRS and Staff Sgt. Howard Canillas, 912th AGE unstrap lighting units and generator equipment from a 40-foot trailer used to transport the equipment on a return back to March ARB from Ontario International Airport. The operation, approximately a month long, was necessary to…

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Military aviation salute signals bond between aviator, maintainer

Posted  July 12, 2013

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted  July 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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Health & Safety

Wingman Toolkit promotes healthy, balanced lifestyle

Posted  July 12, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As members of the military family we all deal with stress. Work, relationships, and money are just a few examples of the things that are on our minds every day. Reservists have the additional responsibility of balancing civilian and military careers. Everyone deals with it differently though. Sometimes people…

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Dempsey calls on Americans to discuss civil-military relations

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s all-volunteer military has been a success, but society at large and service members must ensure a shared understanding exists between them, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a commentary in the Washington Post today. Dempsey described the all-volunteer force as one of…

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Dempseys emphasize importance of supporting military children

Posted  July 12, 2013

Military children are a great strength of the armed forces, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at the kickoff of the Military Child Education Coalition’s 15th National Training Seminar

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