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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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March Minutes | October 15, 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

Staff Sgt. Michael Stanforth Aircrew Flight Equipment, 912th ARS Hometown: Ocala, Florida 0450 I roll out of bed, get dressed and head to the gym for about an hour to get my adrenaline flowing so that I can start my day with plenty of energy. 0715 I arrive to work to see my coworkers searching for their…

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Candid Comments | November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Ehlers Job: Air transportation manager Unit: 56th Aerial Port Squadron Hometown: Anaheim, Calif. Hobbies: Jogging, softball and golf As soon as we got the call that March Field would spin-up airlift operations, in support of restoration efforts for those devastated by super-storm Sandy, I immediately began to rally our traditional reservists…

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News Briefs | November 9, 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

MARCH MEMBERS NEED TO COMPLETE IMPORTANT EMPLOYEE COMMUTE SURVEY  The Air Program/Rideshare program requires all full-time employees to access the Employee Commute Survey and fill in the required information. The dates should reflect your actual travel-to-work for the week of Oct. 10 to Nov. 4, 2012. To access the webpage, go to https://www.ridematch.info/rp/ridepro3employerinterface.asp?rp3Action=ClientCollection&C=D&SummaryId=16764&CompanyCode=113101&FD=False&AD=0&Config=1 to access…

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National Parks free to all for Veterans Day Weekend

Posted  November 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10 to 12, during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage — our ideals,…

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Exchange “Shuttles” increased selection to smaller facilities

Posted  November 9, 2012

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection with its “shuttle program.” This Exchange initiative shuttles merchandise in between Exchange facilities to fulfill specific customer requests. Everything from furniture to tactical gear can be transferred through the shuttle program, meaning shoppers everywhere are guaranteed the largest…

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President proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted  November 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued declaring the month of November…

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From days to hours: March reservists respond with expeditious airlift support

Posted  November 9, 2012

Airmen from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, received initial notification on Oct. 31, from the Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., that a Presidential- and Secretary of Defense-directed movement of 69 power/utility trucks would occur from March Field, in support of the states ravaged…

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California Guard opens first ever-Family Wellness Center

Posted  November 9, 2012

The California National Guard opened a first-of-its-kind Family Wellness Center on Sept. 8, in San Diego. Located in the community, rather than on a military base like other family centers, the facility is open to members of all branches of the military. The Center offers assistance with everything from career counseling and financial advice, to…

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Through Airmen’s Eyes: Airman battles breast cancer

Posted  November 9, 2012

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.  — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) “I was 21 years old and didn’t think I was strong enough to beat two cancers — I thought my life was over,” said Senior Airman…

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AF officials delay MilPDS upgrade

Posted  November 9, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials are delaying the upgrade of the Military Personnel Data System that was originally scheduled for December. Delaying the upgrade is necessary to ensure the new system is thoroughly tested by the Air Force Personnel Center and other Department of Defense and Air Force agencies that use…

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