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Chapel hosts Mothers of Preschoolers

Posted January 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

Being a military dependent is no easy task especially when there are small children involved. With all of the changes it can be difficult to stay on track. To assist with the hardship the D-M Hope Chapel took on a Mothers of Preschoolers program. This program is designed for mothers of children from the ages…

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Rescue Airmen work together to save an injured hiker

Posted January 9, 2014 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

On the evening of Dec. 19 Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron and 55th Rescue Squadron performed a real-world rescue mission to save an elderly woman who had fallen while hiking in the mountains. The 70-year-old hiker, who was visiting from Portal, Ariz., slipped on the loose terrain and sustained a fractured hip. A member…

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AMARG cuts final B-52

Posted January 9, 2014 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group started deconstruction on the final B-52G Stratofortress, Dec. 19. This Aircraft saw service in seven bomb wings within the U.S. Air Force, flew numerous missions in Vietnam during Operation Linebacker II and is the 39th B-52G to be eliminated in compliance with the with the new Strategic Arms…

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Officer’s Spouse’s Club offers gift wrapping

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin) Members of the Officer’s Spouse’s Club work together to wrap gifts for customers at the Base Exchange on Dec. 12. The OSC uses donations received from gift wrapping to fund scholarships awarded to military families here at D-M.

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ANG director visits Tucson Airmen

Posted December 19, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

The director of the Air National Guard arrived at the Tucson International Airport Thursday, touring facilities and speaking with Airmen from the 162nd Fighter Wing and the 214th Air Reconnaissance Group. Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III’s visit to the guard units included attending an annual conference involving weapons and tactics issues for America’s air…

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Call signs represent more than name

Posted December 12, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Maybe the most familiar call signs known to the movie-going public are “Maverick,” “Iceman” and “Goose,” call signs for pilots in the movie “Top Gun.” And just like in the movies, fighter pilots in real life have call signs, too. The origin of pilot call signs is mysterious, but how pilots…

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355th SFS Airmen provide much needed protection down range

Posted December 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

Security Forces Airmen play a critical role in supporting the mission at D-M and down range. They are responsible for the safety and security of personnel, aircraft, and cargo. Recently a group of 355th Security Forces Squadron Airmen returned from a deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Most commonly defenders will provide ground security without having…

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Green thumbs for everyone

Posted December 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Desert Lightning Team 1st Six raised funds for a greenhouse to be built at the School Age Program here. “The DLT 1st Six is an organization on base that supports community outreach in the D-M area by providing assistance that would benefit the base, the Department of Defense members and their families,” said Tech….

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D-M Exchange’s return policy eases concerns

Posted December 5, 2013 by

According to ABC News, recipients of gifts returned as many as 37 percent of holiday purchases last year. But shoppers can rest easy knowing the Davis-Monthan Exchange makes holiday returns as easy as possible. “We know it’s hard to please everyone on your list,” said Davis-Monthan Exchange’s General Manager Cathy J. Ely. “There’s enough stress…

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Pilot for a day

Posted November 26, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Fifteen-year-old Austin Thacker sits in the cockpit of an HC-130J Combat King II. Austin is recovering from cancer. The “Pilot for a Day” program allows children who have serious or chronic conditions to go behind the scenes with a flying squadron here. Austin smiles while controlling an HC-130J Combat King II Simulator. Thacker and both…

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