Ground-breaking base-wide improvements
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Groundbreaking initiates base-wide improvements

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman MYA CROSBY

The 355th Communications Squadron recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar. The ceremony was in honor of the 355th CS working alongside Consolidated Networks contractors for a base information transport infrastructure upgrade project that would benefit the entire base. “It’s not just a 355th Fighter Wing thing, it’s a D-M thing,” said Capt. Michael…

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Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith
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Therapy dog brightens lives

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. MARY-DALE AMISON

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — When Sajek, the Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office’s first therapy dog was medically retired here last year, Amy Creighton, Missouri Air National Guard, 131st Bomb Wing’s sexual assault response coordinator, began the search for a new dog. “After speaking with several organizations, we decided to work with Warrior’s Best…

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Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero

Posted July 7, 2017 by by WAYNE AMANN

QUANTICO, Va. — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters presented the Bronze Star Medal to the brother of the first OSI fallen hero, nearly 50 years after he was killed in action. During its first Celebration of Life event May 22, OSI also remembered the lives and honored the legacies of its 16…

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Face of Defense: Mother, daughter reflect on Air Guard service

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photo by 2nd Lt. TINASHA MACHONA

GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. — Although set on different paths for military service, Air Force Master Sgt. Peggy Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Nichole Jordan of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing has experienced a journey few Airmen can claim — one characterized by dedication, tradition and ultimately, love. “It is…

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Heartbreak fridge offers up strange parting gifts

Posted July 7, 2017 by by LISA SMITH MOLINARI

The summer military moving season is upon us, which means it is probably time to say good-bye to some very good friends. There will be farewell fire pits, hugs on the driveway, and even a few tears. However, moving requires cleaning out the pantry and refrigerator, so this otherwise sad occasion may also come with…

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Book tells of early Arizona aviation

Posted July 7, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We often hear fighter jets flying over the skies of Arizona, or we catch a flight at Sky Harbor or Tucson International Airport. Hundreds of modern jet aircraft fly over the skies of Arizona every day in an orderly manner carefully controlled by military or FAA rules. However, it wasn’t always like this. Have you…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark)
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Community support vital to mission success

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Force mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit June 19 in Washington, D.C. Wilson emphasized how vital community partnerships are to the Air Force and outlined the symbiotic relationship military bases have with the…

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Healing from invisible wounds

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. ROBERT BARNETT

WASHINGTON — On Jan. 15, 2008, then Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, was the lead gunner in an armored vehicle convoy on a road near Baghdad. The sun was shining and the air comfortable. His unit had just transported construction materials to forward operating bases and was currently scouting an area to…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted July 7, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted June 28, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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