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Student flight experience ensures success at basic training

Posted August 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin

PHOENIX – An Airman’s memories of their first reporting statement or first time standing at attention are likely associated with memories of someone yelling at them. Most likely this occurred during the first few days of basic training, but what if recruits already knew facing movements, the Air Force core values and rank structure? How…

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Royal Air Force trains with A-10s

Posted April 19, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

The Royal Air Force’s Tornado GR4 is scheduled to be at Davis-Monthan until April 23 for Exercise Torpedo Focus. Torpedo Focus is a heavy...

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AETC commander visits Arizona Air Guard, shares vision

Posted June 7, 2012 by 1st Lt. Angela Walz

The commander of Air Education and Training Command met with Citizen-Airmen here June 2 to experience a drill weekend at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing. As temperatures at Tucson...

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Air Force looks to put wings on enlisted retrainees

Posted August 16, 2012 by Senior Airman Christina Brownlow

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Enlisted Airmen have the opportunity to earn a pair of wings and go fly, fight and win America’s wars. Air Force officials are looking for retrainees to become career enlisted aviators as flight engineers, aircraft loadmasters, flight attendants, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operators. The duties and responsibilities…

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AF officials to release enlisted quarterly assignment listing early

Posted October 18, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are releasing the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, on Oct. 22 for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1 and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16. “We are…

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Rescue Group participates in Air-Sea Battle exercise

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NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND (or Naval Base Coronado), Calif. — The 563d Rescue Group deployed 153 personnel and five HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters to Naval Air Station North Island Nov. 1-15, to participate in Commander, U.S. Third Fleet’s Joint Task Force Exercise, the final pre-deployment certification for the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group….

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D-M talks at Solar 101

Posted March 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Leaders from D-M and the local community attended the 60th Solar 101, held at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library on Feb. 19. Prominent figures in the Tucson community that attended the event included Congressman Ron Barber, U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. Greg Williams, 355th Mission Support Group commander. Solar…

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General, wife die in private plane crash

Posted April 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV and his wife, Sue S. Brown, were killed April 19, when the Cessna 210 he was piloting crashed in Williamsburg, Va. General Brown has been the commandant of The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy in Washington D.C. since October 2010. “We are deeply…

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The Air Force gets a new travel agent

Posted August 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The Air Force is constantly in motion. Deployments, temporary duty assignments and permanent changes of station have personnel and equipment moving around the world at any given time. All of this travel requires planning and paperwork, and the Air Force recently got a new travel agent to handle all of that. WingGate Travel is the…

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Reservist protects her country with two careers

Posted September 26, 2013 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

Most of the time you’ll find Yvette Orellana serving as a federal police officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Santa Barbara, Calif., patrolling in her squad car, writing tickets, protecting natural resources, as well as serving her local community as a mentor to teens heading down the wrong path. One might assume that in…

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