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D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local schools

Posted December 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

The Santas-in-Blue program made its first stop of the year at the San Xavier Mission School, Dec. 10. More than 40 D-M Airmen joined Santa in passing out Christmas gifts to several hundred children. This year the program will be visiting three schools and passing out nearly 2,100 gifts to over 1,000 students. “When you…

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Welcome to the 2014 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona!

Posted April 10, 2014 by

Entrance Procedures:  • Anyone with a military ID, to include active duty, dependent, and reserve may park at the 355th Medical Group or the Mirage Club and ride free shuttles to the event entrance. Pick-up locations are at the Mirage Club and Medical Clinic from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 12 and 13….

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Local Briefs July 25, 2014

Posted July 24, 2014 by

355th FW to hold active shooter training exercise July 29, 7 p.m. The 355th Fighter Wing will be conducting an active shooter trainingexercise starting at approximately 7 p.m. local, Tuesday, July 29. Multiple facilities and locations on base will be affected, but the overall impact to normal operations will be minimal for those who are…

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The voice of the warfighter

Posted November 7, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts and Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

TUCSON, Ariz — The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) hosted the 2014 Weapons and Tactics (WEPTAC) conference here, Oct. 20-24. In its 33rd year, WEPTAC surrounds the 162nd Wing’s direct support of the Air Reserve Component (ARC) convening on base. This year’s WEPTAC is of vital importance as Guardsmen and Reservists continue…

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Team Chambliss for Red Bull

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Kirby Chambliss is the former Red Bull Air Race World Champion. Named one of the top 15 aerobatic pilots in the country, Chambliss was invited to compete in the first Red Bull Air Race events held in the early 2000s. To date, Chambliss is a five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion (FAI World Aerobatic Championships, bronze…

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Celebrating Heritage in a Very Modern Way

Posted May 10, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The month of May honors the Asian-Pacific American heritage, and its committee decided to lend its customs a modern twist by performing a traditional Asian-pacific dance during a flash mob at the base exchange here May 4. The flash mob took place in the D-M BX food court, with...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson

Posted July 26, 2012 by Staff

Tucson’s youth need your help! Volunteer as a ‘Big’ to help a ‘Little’ reach their fullest potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson (BBBST) matches adults with youth from ages 6-17 in one-to-one mentoring relationships. ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ hang out twice a month, doing activities that they both like. These outings form a friendship that…

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Operation COPE to be held in October

Posted October 4, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Deployments can be an adjustment for Airmen and their families so to assist with the transition, D-M is scheduled to hold Operation COPE here Oct. 26-28. COPE stands for connect, organize, provide and educate. The event is a retreat to honor deploying Airmen and their families. It helps to foster both healthy separation and reintegration…

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12th Air Force prepares for Blue Flag Exercise

Posted January 31, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

The 612th Air and Space Operations Center is currently preparing for a blue flag exercise. The expected dates of the exercise are February 5 – 15. The blue flag exercise is used to certify the 612th AOC as a combined air and space operations center and to certify Lt. Gen. Robin Rand as the combined…

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Angel Thunder: Korean War POW offers perspective

Posted May 16, 2013 by Maj. Sarah Schwennesen 

Fusilier Derek Kinne, a prisoner of war during the Korean War, helped bring realism to the start of Angel Thunder 13, with his opening remarks to the 500 participants. Kinne was awarded the George Cross Medal for valor he showed in withstanding torture at the hands of the Chinese Communist forces during the Korean War….

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