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Airman finds his voice in a virtual world

Posted May 4, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — There is a social stigma attached to video games and the people who play them. When picturing a gamer; a well-lit room, socialization, and a strong sense of community, generally doesn’t come to mind. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb, isn’t your typical gamer. His dorm room…

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Through the Fire and the Flame: A Holocaust Story

Posted May 4, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Sidney W. McSwain

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The world is an ever growing, changing place full of culture, history and diversity. The choices you are able to freely make today foster the healthy atmosphere for the ever-growing change of tomorrow. The key to democracy is freedom. Freedom, however, did not come without a cost. This is…

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Soaring Heights celebrates Earth Day

Posted April 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities, a privatized Lend Lease housing community at D-M AFB, teamed up with a local landscaping company and local residents to celebrate Earth Day, April 21. More than 70 people attended the event to take part in planting an Ash tree as well as learn about the…

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Arrive Alive

Posted April 28, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The 355th Fighter Wing Safety Flight hosted the Arrive Alive Tour at the Exchange April 21-22. The Tour travels the country using a virtual reality simulator to educate communities about distracted and impaired driving. “It is a drinking and driving and a texting and driving simulator,” said Cameron Dodgson,…

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355th Medical Group: Summer Access to Care

Posted April 25, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Tiana Kimura

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — You may have noticed the decrease in medical appointment availability at Davis-Monthan AFB. The 355th Medical Group has been experiencing a significant provider manning shortage in recent months, decreasing supply of our Primary Care Manager appointments. The manpower shortage is due to permanent change of stations, separations, and hard…

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D-M’s 2015 Economic Impact is released

Posted April 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Desert Lightning Team and military retirees contributed $1.5 billion to the Tucson community last fiscal year, according to the D-M AFB FY 2015 Economic Impact Analysis, released April 22. This annual report captures the base’s employment; annual payroll, expenditures and estimated financial impacts; indirect and direct jobs created;…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts Commissary Night

Posted April 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Airman and Family Readiness Center will be hosting a Commissary Night, April 24. The free event will be held for spouses of deployed Airmen and Exceptional Family Member Program families at the Commissary from 6-8 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for spouses to shop uninhibited while providing them…

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Lieutenant in training

Posted April 21, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Coming from Puerto Rico, Jean-Paul Arnaud vied his way through school, picking up English as a second language and struggling to create his own path to success leading him to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. His life has been a growing adventure from leaving Puerto Rico adapting to…

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Climbing to the top with Chief ingredients

Posted April 18, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashely N. Steffen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Achieving the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force wasn’t initially a goal for a few of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s new chief master sergeants. Life changes and years of trial and error are a couple of the ingredients that shaped their paths to the highest…

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Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt

Posted April 14, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is commonly understood a unique bond exists between an Airman and his aircraft. Since the days shortly after World War II, this particular piece of land, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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