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Beware of unauthorized sports tickets websites

Posted August 24, 2015 by Staff

Tucson, AZ – Better Business Bureau warns against purchasing sports tickets from unauthorized outlets. With the football season approaching sports fans might do anything to get their hands on tickets at a discounted price or sold out tickets. BBB spoke with Jeremy Sharpe of Arizona Athletics Communications Services Department. Sharpe wants to stress that those…

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Jamming the enemy with joint integration

Posted August 21, 2015 by Airman First Class Cheyenne Morigeau 

Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform.

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Honduran air force members glean valuable knowledge from NDI technicians

Posted August 21, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Five members from the Honduran air force teamed up with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron for a subject matter expert exchange from Aug. 16-22, 2015. 

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Raytheon is building a cyber powerhouse

Posted August 19, 2015 by Staff

Only months after Raytheon acquired Blackbird Technologies, which offers persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to the intelligence community and special operations market, synergies between the two organizations are coming to fruition. “The combined team can capitalize on the strong customer insights and relationships Blackbird held before the acquisition,” said Peggy Styer, chief…

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DMV services at Davis-Monthan

Posted August 19, 2015 by  Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

A Department of Motor Vehicles office is located here that is available to all who have base access. The DMV is located in building 4300 in the southeast Fifth Street and Madera Street across from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron customer service. The base DMV is open from on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m….

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MDA awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted August 18, 2015 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $9,775,608 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. “We fully support the Missile Defense Agency’s goal of increasing the effectiveness and reliability of…

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D-M rescuers assist with F-16 crash recovery

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

When help is needed, pararescuemen known as “PJs” and air crew from Air Force Reserve rescue squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base fly to assist. Sometimes, the outcome is cheerful; sometimes, it is sober. One such sober mission occurred in the dark evening hours of June 24, when two HH-60s got the call to assist…

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Desert Lightning News to be distributed on-line and on FB

Posted August 13, 2015 by

Desert Lightning News, the newspaper servicing Davis-Monthan AFB and surrounding areas, recently announced that the hardcopy news edition of its product will no longer be distributed on a weekly basis, but will instead be available online and on Facebook. “We feel that the changing market and the technological savvy of our audience demand we move…

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D-M to host “Meet & Greet Night” in Tucson

Posted August 13, 2015 by

Davis-Monthan AFB leadership is scheduled to host a “Meet & Greet” for the local community Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Rincon High School. The event will give the Tucson community an opportunity to learn about current D-M missions and meet some of the Airmen assigned to the base. Davis-Monthan’s Commander, Col. James Meger, will…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Posted August 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — For 2nd Lieutenant Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, he made the career decision he knew would change his outcome in the Air Force. From Airmen ranks to general officer, the Air Force makes sure Airmen are equipped with the tools they need to lead other Airmen. Before joining the…

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