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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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Governor’s Military Council convenes at March Field

Posted  October 10, 2014

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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Increasing skirt sizes may hike your breast cancer risk

Posted  October 10, 2014

If you want to minimize your chances of developing breast cancer, staying the same skirt size over the years might help, a new study suggests. “Our study has shown that an increase of one size every 10 years between 25 and postmenopausal age [over 60] is associated with an increase of breast cancer [risk] in…

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Unit cited for actions late in World War II

Posted  October 10, 2014

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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Air Force recruiting software gets overhaul

Posted  October 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A new system has revolutionized the recruiting process for more than 5,000 recruiters and interface partners within the Air Force active-duty, Guard, and Reserve components. Recruiters have long used computer-based software to track the paperwork and essential data of enlistees, from the first visit to a recruiter’s office, to the day of…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster released

Posted  October 10, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), celebrated each year during October, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) announced availability of original artwork available for download from the institute’s website at www.deomi.org. You may download the hi-resolution image file on the website by clicking the “download’ link below…

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Is March Field haunted?

Posted  October 10, 2014

Courtesy photo/Joe Mora Standing in the midst of a laser grid, Senior Airman Joe Mora (left), 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, places the device on a table while setting up for a paranormal investigation on base Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The purpose of the laser grid is to project across an…

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Glaze takes the helm at NOSC Moreno Valley

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley held a Change of Command ceremony September 21, in the NOSC Drill Hall at March Air Reserve Base, California.

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Correction: It has come to the attention of the Beacon editor that several errors were printed in the Oct. 3 edition. In the Notification of Death news brief on page one, Tech Sgt. Joseph LaRochelle was erroneously listed as a member of 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. LaRochelle was a member of the 452nd Security Forces…

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March FD promotes Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang John Martin, March Air Field Fire Department fire inspector (left), and Jeremy Carty, March Air Field Fire Department fire extinguisher maintainer get a photo opportunity with Sparky the Dog at the March Air Field Fire Department here, to promote Fire Prevention week. The March Air Field Fire Department…

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Unit’s start is fertile ground for historians

Posted  October 3, 2014

(Seventh in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment Group’s World War II actions have intrigued a Texas professor and provided fodder for an amateur historian who wrote a book about one of its B-17 Flying Fortress aircrews. “(It) was a typical B-17 unit in just about…

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