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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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March Airmen volunteer at 150th Rose Parade

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Airman Paige McCann, a member of the 452d Communications Squadron, March ARB, polishes the right wing of a miniature P-51 Mustang aircraft on Dec. 31, 2013. McCann and other March airmen volunteered to educate the public about the WWII Tuskegee airmen and the P-51 Mustang aircraft…

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HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE

Posted  January 17, 2014

Childhood obesity – Reversing the epidemic for our children According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Today, children live a very different lifestyle than their counterparts of 30 years ago. Buses and cars have replaced walking…

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Air Force Reserve announces 2013 colonel promotion board selectees

Posted  January 17, 2014

Congratulations are in order for our 2013 Air Force Reserve line and non-line colonel promotion selectees as follows: Richard R. Givens II, 452nd Air Mobility Wing chaplain; Jeffry L. Huffman, 752nd Medical Squadron; Robert A. Kirby, 452nd Operations Group; Darrin Daniel Lambrigger, 752nd Medical Squadron commander; Ernest C. Lee, 752nd Medical Squadron; Shane D. Lohman,…

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News Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

MARCH VITA CENTER NEEDS HELP TO OPERATE IN 2014 In January 2012, March ARB opened up the first Tax Center in AFRC and the first at March since 1995. Since that time, dedicated volunteers have doubled the number of people and returns they have prepared each year. The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center needs…

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Tax-free pensions available for Veterans, spouses, surviving spouses

Posted  January 17, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a little known tax free pension available to help qualified veterans, spouses and their surviving spouses pay for home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. This non-service connected pension was established in 1952 under Title 38 U.S.C. and has two components, Aid and Attendance and House-bound…

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MLK Day: Citizenship and service in action

Posted  January 17, 2014

Has anyone ever given you a hand or mentored you or supported you? Have you ever considered paying it forward? Your opportunity to do just that is just around the corner.

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701st Combat Operations Squadron tallies more than $5 million impact on local March economy

Posted  January 17, 2014

BEALE AFB, Calif. – Air Force Reserve jobs and expenditures funded by the 940th Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., funneled nearly $5.1 million into communities surrounding March Air Reserve Base, Calif., according the wing’s fiscal year 2013 economic impact statement. The report tallied an annual payroll of $3,304,230 for 117 civilian and military…

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Air Force’s most senior leader gave insight into her life and shared career advice with Airmen across the Air Force during her first town hall Jan. 9. Speaking from the Pentagon auditorium, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on lessons she’s learned,…

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Consumer help a click away for veterans

Posted  January 17, 2014

Have you ever been stuck and frustrated with a consumer issue and could not find a solution to your issue? The Department of Consumer Affairs recently created a Los Angeles-based division to provide services to military members throughout California. Help from consumer protection experts is now just a click away! “Servicemembers and their dependents are…

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Air Force Sergeants Association—united we stand

Posted  January 17, 2014

As the President of the March Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) chapter, I am taking this opportunity to ask you to read the information below. We are all aware of the budget crisis we are facing as a nation, but do you know what cuts are being proposed and how they will affect our benefits?…

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