Military Veterans'
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Military Veterans'
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Bubba G. Beason | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

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.

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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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