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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…

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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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Health & Safety

Flu Season – That time of the year again!

Posted  September 4, 2015

Just another month and it will be that time of the year again, the dreaded Flu Season. The flu, which is highly contagious, can be deadly and has resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths annually.  Help us serve you to protect yourself, your family and fellow by obtaining your annual flu vaccination as required per Air…

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Eleven Blue Eagles graduate at March Field

Posted  September 4, 2015

The March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard graduated 11 new members at a formal ceremony here August 21, 2015, where Class HG-1, fiscal year 2015, was introduced to distinguished guests, Team March members, family and friends. “Today’s ceremony recognizes a total of 11 new graduates who have completed 80 hours of basic protocol,…

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New Briefs 08/28/2015

Posted  August 28, 2015

BEACON CORRECTION The picture on the front page of the August 21, 2015 issue of the Beacon was taken by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad-Staley. LEGAL OFFICE MOVES TO BLDG 470 The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Legal Office has moved to the Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 470, Room 209 (2nd floor), 2145 Graeber St. The office phone…

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Team March maintainers refurbish KC-135 Stratotanker in record time

Posted  August 28, 2015

March aircraft maintainers recently completed a full interior refurbishment on a KC-135 Stratotanker ahead of schedule, an accomplishment that was not an easy task, said Master Sgt. Brad A. Rosario, the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Refurbishment Supervisor from the 452nd Maintenance Squadron. While March has accomplished several tanker refurbishments since 2011, this one is particularly memorable…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

Posted  August 28, 2015

The 56th Aerial Port Squadron held an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. During the ceremony Col. Timothy McCoy, commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passed the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, who accepted as the new 56 APS commander. “When we…

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