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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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Where did I come from: Where am I today

Posted  June 7, 2013

“I am an American!” That statement alone cannot provide a visual description of the person making the claim. Unlike most countries, America comprises a diverse population of people with ethnic backgrounds that originate from every corner of the globe. This type of demographic-recipe enables America to be a world leader among other countries. My pursuit…

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Meet Team March First Sergeants

Posted  June 7, 2013

First sergeants serve as the commander’s representative on councils, boards and selected military events. They are the liaison and spokesperson between the enlisted force of the unit and the commander. First sergeants communicate and advise the commander and staff on matters of health, morale, welfare, training, professional development and utilization of enlisted personnel. Senior Master…

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Preparing to survive: Defeat the heat

Posted  June 7, 2013

Summer in southern California can be very dynamic. We are already in the zone of high temperatures and with reasonable surety, we can expect a significant number of extremely hot days, reaching the triple digits. Along with those blistering days, people will be more subject to the heat-related casualties, resulting from high temperatures and summer…

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Kirksey selected as AFRC command chief

Posted  June 7, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A reservist with 25 years of military service has been selected as the next command chief master sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command. Chief Master Sgt. Cameron B. Kirksey, currently the command chief for the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., replaces Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Buckner at Headquarters…

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Spouse luncheons ongoing for Team March

Posted  June 7, 2013

Chris Mahaney, wife of Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, hosted the second Spouse Luncheon, in a March Air Reserve Base hangar.

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NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

A PROCLAMATION: For centuries, the United States and nations in the Caribbean have grown alongside each other as partners in progress. Separated by sea but united by a yearning for independence, our countries won the right to chart their own destinies after generations of colonial rule. Time and again, we have led the way to…

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE RETIRED ACTIVITIES OFFICE The RAO is in need of volunteers to work Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Retired military and their dependents may apply. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Carter or Senior Master Sgt. Brown at 951-655-4077 or 951-655-4079. RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG IS…

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March passenger terminal moves to new location

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. James Zubor II Staff Sgts. Joshua Tovar, left, and Albert Ku, 452d Air Mobility Wing Passenger Terminal personnel, prepare to move the sign post designating the Passenger Terminal, Air Terminal Operations Center, Logistic Readiness Squadron, Transient Alert and U.S. Marine Corp A/DACG to its new location. Passenger and terminal…

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Troops, families can visit museums free for summer

Posted  May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the busy season of military transfers, adjusting to new communities and registering children for school, more than 2,000 museums across the nation will open their doors, free of charge, to service members and their families as a break from the summer challenges, a Defense Department official said. From Memorial Day, May…

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Memorial Day: Remembering our fellow servicemembers

Posted  May 31, 2013

Courtesy photo/Jennifer Anderson Volunteers from Team March and the local community place flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery May 25, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – This year, Memorial Day hit a little closer to home. While it was a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices borne by all…

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