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Tucson Mayor jets across Arizona skies

Posted May 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

Exhilaration filled the air as Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild soared above the city May 3 in an F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Col. Phil Purcell, commander of the 162nd Wing. “It was a blast,” said Rothschild as he recounted his wild ride. “The aircraft has amazing capability.” Rothschild visited the wing Saturday to meet Arizona…

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‘Let me tell you ‘bout my best friend’

Posted August 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For a Military Working Dog handler it may take weeks or even months to build a bond with their dog, but once they do that bond will last forever. This is a bond that will survive through the good and bad times, as well as the challenges and struggles…

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USMC MV-22 Ospry Demo

Posted April 12, 2012 by

The MV-22 Osprey flight demonstration is one of the most sought-after aerial demonstrations offered by the U.S. military. The demonstration is performed by the same aircraft and the Marines who train and deploy in support of real-world contingencies, including ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The MV-22 Osprey is one of the newest aircraft to…

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Air Guard helps grant ‘Bucket List’ wish for ailing senior

Posted May 24, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

Dreams of blasting off the tarmac in a fighter jet don’t fade with age as one Arizona senior taught Airmen here May 17. When approached by the Bucket List Foundation, a non-profit much like the Make a Wish...

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Airmen invited to share their stories with recruits

Posted August 3, 2012 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH (AFNS) — Each year, thousands of men and women join the U.S. Air Force. Now, those Airmen have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own videos known as “Airmen Stories.” The videos will give potential Air Force recruits a chance to hear Airmen share their personal stories firsthand, unscripted…

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Herschel Walker talks to Airmen about resiliency

Posted September 27, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Herschel Walker, the former professional football player and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, came to D-M to talk to Airmen about resiliency at the base theater Sept. 21.

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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted November 30, 2012 by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The F-35 Lighting II, Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26, when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. It was the first time a weapon communicated with the…

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Watching your wingmen

Posted February 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

As military members, it is everyone’s job to watch out for each other. See an Airman with a jacked-up uniform, fix it for them. The same is true if someone knows an Airman who may be showing signs of contemplating suicide. According to the Associated Press, the number of Air Force suicides in 2012 was…

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354th FS and 355th MXG return home from deployment

Posted April 12, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Saphfire Cook

Air Force members wait in a hangar with “Welcome Home” signs for the return of deployed Desert Lightning Team members on the flightline. The deployment included members of the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Maintenance Group, who were deployed for six months to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force members of the 354th Fighter Squadron…

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Officials weigh resource priorities during sequester

Posted June 27, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

ARLINGTON, Va. – In light of recent budget woes, Defense Department officials are weighing resource priorities and moving toward the decision phase for the fiscal year 2014 budget, a Pentagon official said at the National Defense Industrial Association National Logistics Forum in Arlington, Va., June 14. During the strategic choices management review designed to plan a timeline over the…

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