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18th AF views March as model for Total Force Integration

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy (Center)Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, 18th Air Force, speaks with a group of Airmen on the future of the air mobility enterprise and total force integration, during a recent visit to March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Commander, 18th Air…

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War’s end meant 452nd’s demise…for 20 months

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Technical Sgt. Ed Hinrichs, left, and Staff Sgt. Harvey A. Shaw share memories of their time as B-17 Flying Fortress gunners at a 452nd Bomb Group Association reunion. (Final in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment…

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Hap Arnold’s first “Dial M for Murder” a success

So “who dunnit”? We all found out that the waiter did, well part of it. The lover did too, so did the jealous husband who wanted all of his wife’s money. In fact, most of the zany and talented cast of “Dial M for Murder”, held Oct. 18 at the Hap Arnold Grand Ballroom, were in on it.

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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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My journey to become an Air Force reservist

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Senior Airman Russell McMillan reports to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs office, his new duty section, the day after he was named Distiguished Honor Graduate at his Defense Information School graduation for Photojournalist at Fort George Meade, Md. McMillan offers his first Beacon submission, in the…

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Group works at fostering pride, respect for Total Force Enterprise Team March

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Culture of Respect Team committee members, from left, Col. Max T. Stitzer, commander 452nd Maintenance Group and Air Reserve Technician representative; Michael LePenske, president, American Federation of Government Employees Local 3854 and Juan Nadal, AFGE 3854; Maj. Deric Prescott, 951st Reserve Support Squadron Judge Advocate and an active…

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March Minutes

Posted  November 1, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages Master Sergeant Cindy Spurgeon Readiness NCO,  452 FSS Hometown: Highland, Calif. 0400- My alarm goes off. Typically I hit the snooze button until about 0420. 0520- I go down stairs and get the car packed with me and my son’s belongings. Then go back in to wake him up, say…

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News Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE TO BEGIN JAN 21 The 2014 Intramural Volleyball League is scheduled to begin on Jan. 21, 2014. There is a coach’s meeting on Nov. 13, at 1:00 p.m., and a final coach’s meeting on Dec. 11, at 10:00 a.m. in Bldg. 430. TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (TAMP 180) The Transitional Assistance Management Program…

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March Firefighters don pink for cancer awareness

Posted  November 1, 2013

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and employees in many federal, state, local agencies and commercial companies chose to observe the annual awareness month by donning pink.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

Posted  November 1, 2013

  Surge Protection Devices Manufactured Before 2003 Some surge protection devices can overheat under abnormal electrical conditions, posing a possible fire risk to persons and property 7 Series Surge Strip   8 Series Surge Strip Q. How do I know if I have a recalled unit? 1. Look for bar code label on bottom of…

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Hagel: New Protections Needed for Unclassified Data

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed that DOD organizations take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions. “Stolen data provides potential adversaries extraordinary insight into the United States’ defense and industrial capabilities and allows them to save time and expense in developing similar capabilities,” Hagel said in…

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March VITA Tax Center is spinning up for the next tax season!

Posted  November 1, 2013

courtesy photo Maj. Deric Prescott Theeraya Kline, discusses tax forms with her husband, Staff Sgt. Richard Kline, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Oct. 29, 2013, at the March VITA Tax Center. Both are volunteers at the March location. Air Force Reserve Command’s only Base Tax Center is looking for a few good men and women who…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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Leaders advise against merging Guard, Reserve

Posted  November 1, 2013

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, the chief of the Air Force Reserve, testifies to the National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force October 24, 2013 in Arlington, Va. The National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress this year to comprehensively study the U.S. Air Force…

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