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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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Glaze takes the helm at NOSC Moreno Valley

The Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley held a Change of Command ceremony September 21, in the NOSC Drill Hall at March Air Reserve Base, California.


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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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AF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted  August 31, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message ...

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Attacking Symptoms

Posted  August 31, 2012

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get into legal or administrative trouble and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Being a Wingman: Simple tap of an app could save a life

Posted  August 31, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — Smartphone applications, or apps, have no shortage of uses and can include nearly everything from sharing an exercise route with a friend to finding nearby restaurants. For Air National Guard members and families, one app serves as a potential lifesaver. With the goal of enhancing communication, the Wingman Project, a collaborative solution…

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Foreign exchange program brings RAF sergeant across the pond to March Field

Posted  August 24, 2012

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Jon Davies, 50 and a nurse by trade, joined the Royal Air Force Reserves seven years ago as a flight nurse and has risen up through the ranks to sergeant ...

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in Dec. will go into effect in Sept. 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen on Aug. 16. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and…

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News Briefs | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE TAXES Full scholarships are now available to military spouses for the H&R Block Income Tax Course at no charge. Bilingual courses are also available. For more information, visit hrblock.com/class or call 1-800-472-5625. (Note: Use Coupon Code E8D1E7 when enrolling. If the code is not accepted, ask to be transferred to another…

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To the Airmen of the United States Air Force

Posted  August 24, 2012

(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) I was sworn in as the 20th Chief of Staff of our Air Force, Aug. 10. It was a pretty humbling experience. Since I haven’t met most of you, I thought my first move as CSAF should be to say hello. You will probably get tired of hearing me…

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The water’s fine and the sharks are harmless

Posted  August 24, 2012

I recently took advantage of a local tour offered by the March Outdoor Recreation office. After signing up for the Saturday kayaking trip to the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, Calif. ...

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted  August 24, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a town hall meeting with members of the Minnesota National Guard in Rosemount, Minn., Aug. 16. ...

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Agility in a contaminated environment

Posted  August 24, 2012

When the Air Force initially tackled the challenge of protecting personnel and assets from chemical weapons, the process involved placing the entire installation in MOPP 4 condition status. Due to limited knowledge of the threat, we erred on the side of conservatism, which inflicted a heavy burden on the base populace when performing critical tasks….

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