Author Archive
 

 
0
comments
Events

Local Briefs July 2, 2015

Posted July 1, 2015 by

Sunset Horseback Ride August 8, 4 – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Rec Saddle up and enjoy a 2-hour sunset horseback ride through the Saguaro National Park. Single Airmen can sign-up beginning July 6. All others may sign-up beginning July 13. Final deadline is July 31. Minimum age: 18. Cost of $25/person. Call 228-3736 for more…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)
0
comments
Local

F-15E Strike Eagle students complete training at D-M

Posted July 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Student pilots from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., have been training here since June 17. Fourteen F-15E Strike Eagles from the 334th Fighter Squadron, as well as pilots and Weapons Systems Officers came to D-M to complete the Surface Attack Tactics phase of their training. “We’re a formal training unit that teaches brand new Strike Eagle pilots…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Health & Safety

Giving life through the Living Donor Program

Posted July 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

  As Airmen, it is our responsibility to help each other, as well as our civilian counterparts from day to day. But what if the need was greater than something as simple as a ride to work? What if it was as great as a kidney donation? Located in Sacramento, Calif., The University of California…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Events

D-M’s Fourth of July Celebration

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

For July 4, D-M is scheduled to hold a few evening events to celebrate the holiday. Shuttles for the fireworks are scheduled to start running at 5:30 p.m. from Heritage Park, the Sonoran Science Academy and Borman Elementary School. Pre-firework events are slated to begin at 6 p.m. at Bama Park featuring live music by…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Air Force

Balancing career, family through career intermission program

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Omari Bernard

  KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Being in the U.S. military can be a tough balance between career and family. For some, it comes down to a choice between the two; however, for Katie Evans, a temporarily separated captain and the former 18th Force Support Squadron manpower and personnel flight commander here, it’s about…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
U.S.

One AWACS lands at D-M for Boneyard Storage

Posted July 1, 2015 by

One NATO E-3A AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) departed NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany and landed around 1 p.m. June 23, for storage in the ‘Boneyard’. This is the first ever NATO AWACS to be retired. The decision to retire one E-3A was made by the North Atlantic Council in an effort to modernize the…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Commentary

Take the time to fulfill travel requirements prior to departure

Posted July 1, 2015 by Commentary by Miguel Mendez

Military members often wonder why they have to fulfill additional requirements in order to take leave outside the continental United States, whether it’s Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance system, theater, country clearance or other requirements put in place. Some of the responses I hear on a regular basis are: “It’s just leave, not official travel.”…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Air Force

AF recognizes LGBT service members during Pride Month

Posted July 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

  The last decade has given way to great change in the military as it marches toward the crumbling walls of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members. “The true genius of America is that America can change,” said President Barack Obama. “Change happens because of ordinary people, countless unsung heroes of our…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Health & Safety

Spiritual doctors support Airmen

Posted July 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Kathleen D. Bryant

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — They don’t work in hospitals, wear lab coats or fix broken bones but they can heal hidden wounds. Some people may refer to them as pastors, while others consider them counselors. But these spiritual doctors are known to the military as chaplains. Chaplains work 24/7 to help members cope…

Full Story »

(Courtesy photo)
0
comments
U.S.

Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here. “During monsoon season, you’ll have…

Full Story »