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April 3, 2015
 

Airman receives Soldier’s Medal

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Master Sergeant Matthew A. Garcia was presented the Soldier’s Medal by Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, Mar. 25.  While deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Garcia saved the lives of two pilots who were critically injured after landing their helicopter on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Garcia jumped 10 feet from his helicopter into hostile territory and a field of IEDs to provide lifesaving emergency care and move the two pilots out of the line of fire.Garcia is a special mission aviator with the 55th Rescue Squadron.




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Cardinals salute military members

Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Members of the 306th and 68th Rescue Squadrons pose Nov. 18 with Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, for a picture during the Arizona Cardinals Salute to Service game ...
 
 
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Happy Holidays to everyone at D-M AFB, from the staff of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for a digi...
 
 

Eyes wide open: The time we saved a life

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — As Airmen, we are constantly preparing to be ready for the worst days of our lives. We live by a fit-to-fight ethos and maintain readiness for the most extreme of emergency situations. Sometimes, though, we realize we aren’t just prepared to fight for our lives, we remember...