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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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Med-evac mission highlights multiple command, unit success and value of TFI

Posted  November 1, 2013

courtesy photo/Lt. Col. Nathan Howard A KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stops briefly at Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif., to off-load infant patients to be delivered by ambulance to San Diego area hospitals. What is normally considered a routine medical evacuation mission turned priority when the young patients were carried aboard the…

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CANDID COMMENTS

Posted  November 8, 2013

What does it mean to be a veteran? Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Job: Air Force Public Affairs Agency Hometown: Penn Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Hiking, fishing—the outdoors in general “I’m honored to have just celebrated my 29th anniversary as an Airman. I have a special place in my heart for those who have served our country in uniform. Being…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

BUNDLES FOR BABIES WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will host it next Bundles for Babies Workshop on Friday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group Conference room for all personnel expecting or with newborns. Pre-register by E-mailing Valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil. MARCH ARB NON-APPROPRIATED FUNDS SALE There will be a March Air Reserve Base NAF…

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March streets, parking lots to close temporarily for improvements

Posted  November 8, 2013

Contractors will soon be performing a slurry seal on many of the March streets and parking lots. Vehicles will have to be moved according to the schedule or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. Anyone who left their vehicle in a long-term parking status was required to leave a key with someone for…

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IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

Posted  November 8, 2013

As we get ready for the exciting tax season, it is critical to remember that there are several unscrupulous individuals who will want to take advantage of you! The Internal Revenue Service, last week, warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. According to the press release issued…

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In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 8, 2013

Here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 1: The month of November is designated by Congress and the president as a time to reflect on the rich traditions and accomplishments, as well as the suffering and injustices, that mark the history of American Indians…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing at March

Posted  November 8, 2013

March’s 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing from now through December 15, 2013. We are going to have a fast and furious campaign this year. The impacts of sequestration and the government shutdown forced us to cancel our Kickoff Charity Fair and delay the CFC entirely. Now that we have returned to some…

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Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council 2014 accepting applications

Posted  November 8, 2013

Applications for the Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council are being accepted until Nov. 22, 2013, and must include one letter of recommendation. Those interested may request an application from Ms. Penny Dale, youth specialist at 4-H/AF Partnership, Air Force Personnel Center by e-mailing her at penny.dale@us.af.mil. The Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council is…

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Three little words: How are you?

Posted  November 8, 2013

As I entered the base Saturday morning for my Unit Training Assembly, the polite security forces Airman on duty said, “How are you?” As he checked my ID card, I replied, “I’m doing well, thank you. How are you?” Before I had finished my reply, he said, “Thank you. Have a nice day,” and directed…

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Flournoy takes command of 4th Air Force Headquarters

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., addresses his troops at Headquarters, 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., for the first time as their commander after his assumption of command ceremony there Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Flournoy arrives from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., where he…

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