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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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Base joins fight against Vet homelessness

Posted  October 18, 2013

For service members transitioning from the military back to civilian life, readjusting can be a daunting task. Finding somewhere to live, somewhere to work, and civilian healthcare is a new experience for those who are used to the military providing these services. Unfortunately, every year there are veterans who do not fully reintegrate and end…

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Healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle include reading the labels

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy Photo One step to promote your health transformation is to learn to read the labels on products. Try to consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. When you’re in the grocery story read the labels. Not just the mount of sugar, carbohydrates, etc. Also read the ingredients. If you…

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Q and A interview – some parting words from our wing commander

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452 Air Mobility Wing commander, and his wife Chris, participate in a discussion during a weekly meeting held in the Hap Arnold House conference room. Prior to his arrival at March Field, Mahaney led two previous units through their Operational Readiness Inspections, which was his first task…

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A need for speed

Posted  October 24, 2013

Last weekend 21 members from March Field had the chance to participate in a NASCAR ride-along at the California Motor Speedway through the Single Airman Initiative operated by the 452nd Force Support Squadron. Participants experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR race car driven by professional instructors for 2-laps at…

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CANDID COMMENTS: Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

Master Sgt. Anhtuan Dang Job: Paralegal, 951st RSPTS Hometown: Stanton, Calif. Hobbies: Reading, going to the beach, hiking and other activities with my kids “With all of the holidays and special days we have throughout the year, I see Halloween as another opportunity to spend time with my three sons. We would normally go trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or…

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News Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN The next Yellow Ribbon Program event is scheduled for Orlando, Fla., Dec. 20-22, 2013. Contact SMSgt. Josephine Carrillo at 951-655-2571 or josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil for more info. THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In order…

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which took place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Get1Now allows reservists to build future, reap rewards

Posted  October 25, 2013

Reservists can help the Air Force Reserve find candidates for the next generation of Citizen Airmen and receive rewards and recognition at the same time through the Get1Now program.

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New locker rooms, shower facilities now open to all authorized users

Posted  October 25, 2013

Operating hours for the new facilities are Monday through Friday, and UTA weekends, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., until Nov. 2, when the hours change to M-F, 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or dusk and UTA weekends, 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Wing Fitness Assessment Cell has priority to use the facilities between…

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All in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photos/Linda Welz A full-spectrum video camera records as it sits on the floor of a building where Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, and a small team of assistants, conduct a paranormal investigation April 20, 2013. Mora teamed with Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, and the two…

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