CMS Bubba G. Beason
With 25 years service in the US Air Force, CMS Beason received numerous awards for aircraft maintenance and system readiness. While his military career shined, his greatest personal accomplishment was in developing both the New Jersey and Arkansas Run for the Fallen which honors all service members killed during the Global War on Terrorism. This passion was instilled in Beason on a chance encounter with a Gold Star Mom, Janice Bridges, on March 27, 2007 during a 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March ruck march in White Sands NM. Even before retirement, Beason organized the first Arkansas Run For The Fallen, in 2012. This is a weekend run of over 140 miles from Ozark, Arkansas to the State Capitol in Little Rock. At each mile, the team stops to honor a specific fallen hero and presents photos and flags to family members. This honor continues on an annual basis.
Other Major Awards and Decorations
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with seven oak leaf clusters
Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksman Ribbon
NATO Medal for Kosovo with one bronze star
and numerous other acheivements.
Chief Master Sgt, Bubba Gregory V. Beason, USAF Retired, Beebe, Arkansas.
CMS Beason's awards include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritoious Unit Award with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, AF Outstanding Unit Award with 'V' Device, and many others. Please refer to the Learn More tab below.
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