Local

April 12, 2013

“Paradise” for D-M personnel and families

An estimated 3,000 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base personnel and their families spent Saturday afternoon at DM enjoying free food, games, live music and a car show at a picnic in the park hosted by the DM 50.

“This is one of the most popular events of the year for thousands of folks who sacrifice their lives for our country. It’s the most visible indication of gratitude and support from the Tucson community,” said Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander.

The 16th annual picnic was held at Bama Park on the base where volunteers served thousands of hot dogs and hamburgers; kids enjoyed jumping castles, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and pony rides, and the popular local band Clearwater performed. “This is our way of saying thank you to our Airmen and their families, by treating them to a day of fun”, said OK Rihl, DM50 picnic chair.

DM50, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the quality of life for Davis Monthan Airmen and their families, has raised over a $1 million in funding for dozens of initiatives such as Operation COPE, a DM-Day UA Football Game, and a car seat program in which all children of military families in need of a car safety seat receive one at no cost.

“This is paradise for us, and the kids are having a blast,” said Dené Galloway, whose husband Doug is an A-10 pilot and flight instructor. Staff Sgt. Paul Ennis of the 355th Communications Squadron commented that “this is the best event DM has, and we really enjoy and appreciate it.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Alan Boedeker)

AF to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths ...
 
 

Draft Total Force Training Environmental Assessment available for public review

The revised draft Environmental Assessment for Total Force Training (formerly Operation Snowbird) was released by Air Combat Command here today. The release initiates a 30-day public comment period, which ends October 23.  Substantive public comments submitted by that date will be considered before the Air Force makes any determinations on the proposal.  These comments will...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash)

AF signs Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staf...
 

 

Information security part of everything we do

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s been one of those days. You are super busy and your unit just received another tasking. You are trying to do five jobs at once and don’t even have time to think. You decide to help your unit deployment manager get the word out and forward an email...
 
 
leadership

When leaders earn their keep

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their ...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Fuels Management team finds a new home

The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their new Fuels Management facility and Type III Fuels Hydrant System facility at D-M, Sept. 17. The new facilities are equipp...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin