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Hispanic Heritage Month: Knowing the facts

In 1988, Congress established National Hispanic Heritage Month by amending the 1968 law that created National Hispanic Heritage Week. Under this law, the president was asked to issue an annual proclamation designating the “31-day period beginning September 15 and ending on October 15” as National Hispanic Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush issued the first…

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U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men

(Fourth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Thirty men killed while serving in the 452nd Bombardment Group during World War II are buried at an American military cemetery near Cambridge, England. They are among more than 3,800 GIs whose graves are decorated with headstones in the shape of…

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher Events

Padres honor Team March Airmen during Air Force Appreciation Day

For the first time in the history of the Padres’ Air Force Appreciation Day, Airmen from March Air Reserve Base participated in the event.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron Air Force

March host wing contributes to overall success of Mobility Air Force mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron A KC-135R from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a C-17A from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Both aircraft are from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve…

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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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Veterans

Post-9/11 GI Bill celebrates beginning of fourth year

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August marks the third anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and since it was implemented, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to more than 773,000 veterans and their family members, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs news release. “This is one of the most important programs helping our…

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Events

News Briefs | August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

RETIREMENT CEREMONY FOR MAJ. GWEN JOAN MORSE There will be a retirement ceremony for Maj. Gwen Joan Morse at the March Air Reserve Base Cultural Resource Center, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Attire will be uniform of the day (military) and business casual (civilian). Please R.S.V.P. with Maj. Nixomar Santiago by Aug. 31, by calling…

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Individual Preparation crucial for success in extreme environment

Posted  August 17, 2012

As we combat triple digit temperatures, we make all the necessary adjustments to minimize exertion, time in the sun and energy usage. Yet, next month, many of our wing personnel will be heading off to Gulfport, Miss., in support of the Operational Readiness Exercise.  Not only will they be subject to intense heat, but the…

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Local

Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted  August 17, 2012

(This article is the first of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Veterans and non-veterans often claim that they are not good at describing their occupational past. They often get frustrated and feel helpless because they have tried and failed to create a resume that shows off their strengths. After…

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DOD increases hiring of people with disabilities

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s hiring of wounded warriors and others with disabilities is on an uptick, the Pentagon’s director of disability programs said, Aug. 7. Stephen M. King, whose office is part of diversity management and equal opportunity, spoke with American Forces Press Service about a recent Office of Personnel Management report that…

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Commentary

Raising Expectations

Posted  August 17, 2012

How optimistic of a person are you? Do you expect great things to happen? Author Norman Vincent Peale once observed that people tend to get what they expect in life. I once heard a pastor speak on this very phenomenon; he coined it “God’s Law of Expectations.” He noted that most people tend to hear…

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Health & Safety

Electronic health records and you

Posted  August 17, 2012

Health professionals have long known the promise of electronic health records. For more than two decades, DOD and the VA have been working together to apply the benefits of this fast evolving technology. The departments already share more clinical health information than any two health care systems in the world and together will comprise the…

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Mahaney assumes command of 452nd Air Mobility Wing

Posted  August 10, 2012

Col. Samuel C. Mahaney assumed command of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, at Hanger 2306. ...

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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Air Force

AF CSA travel card transitions back to GTC

Posted  August 10, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — The terms and conditions for the Air Force’s travel charge card are changing, but Airmen can hang on to their blue cards. ...

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Events

News Briefs | August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

HUGE NAF SALE 452d AMW Lodging Supply Warehouse (next to bldg 434 Tickets and Tours) will be holding a non appropriated funds sale, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include lodging furniture, marketing electronics, and more! All items sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash and credit card only (Visa/MasterCard). For more…

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