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Sonic boom claims assistance

Posted March 7, 2013 by 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office

On Feb. 27, 2013 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the 425th Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was flying F-16 training missions in the Sells area. The Airspace Management Office from the base has confirmed an aircraft from the 425th went supersonic just northwest of Kitt Peak, the altitude the aircraft broke the sound…

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From combat boots to cowboy boots

Posted February 28, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

Few individuals readily exchange their combat boots for cowboy boots, and even fewer have donned a cowboy hat encircled with a crown, but Tech. Sgt. Lacey Johnson, a member of the 162nd Fighter Wing host aviation resource management office here, wears them all with pride, enthusiasm and love. A princess from the 2001 Tucson rodeo…

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48th RQS Airmen read to local Tucson children

Posted February 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron participated in reading to children from Irene Erickson Elementary School Feb. 13, 2013. “During our morning roll-call, Chief Atkins told us that there was going to be a volunteer opportunity to read to elementary school children,” said Airman Emanuel Brave, 48th Rescue Squadron aircrew equipment apprentice. “So I thought…

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D-M demonstrates its combat rescue capabilities

Posted February 14, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

Davis-Monthan held a combat search and rescue demonstration for members of the media, DM-50, military affairs committee and base populous here Feb. 8. The demonstration included pararescuemen parachuting out of a HC-130J, performing a mock security sweep through the A-10 sun shades on the flightline, and securing and extracting a simulated downed pilot by way…

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Portion of Granite Street to permanently close

Posted February 14, 2013 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Beginning Feb. 18, Granite Street will permanently close between Fifth and Sixth streets. Also, Sixth Street will close permanently on the east side of the 355th Fighter Wing Headquarters building on D-M. A walking plaza will be constructed in this area between the facilities. Please note: -The intersection of Sixth Street and Granite will remain…

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Broken Equipment? AFREP can fix it!

Posted February 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Saphfire Cook

In most offices, there’s a closet, probably known as “the back”, where electronics go to die. This keyboard won’t read common access cards anymore? Put it in the back. The printer keeps jamming? Put it in the back. Pretty soon “the back” is filled with malfunctioning electronics that will soon be taken to Defense Reutilization…

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D-M Exchange employee devotes lifetime to serving troops

Posted February 7, 2013 by Staff

When Emma Adam began working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Jimmy Carter was the President and a gallon of gas cost $.89. Adam, a Shift Manager at the Express/Class VI for the Davis-Monthan Exchange, started her career in 1979 and has spent the last 34 years serving generations of Soldiers/Airmen. “Serving those…

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VITA office opens its doors

Posted January 31, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

The end of January marks the beginning of tax season and the opening of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center on D-M. “The VITA office is free and open to anyone with an ID card,” said Capt. Jenny Liabenow, 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office. “This includes active duty, dependents and retired individuals.” Although the…

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Construction commences at 29 Bravo

Posted January 24, 2013 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Construction for the 29 Bravo gate, located on Wilmot Road, a quarter mile north of Valencia Road, is scheduled to begin on Jan. 22.

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Local Briefs – January 18, 2013

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Divorce in Arizona & Child Support Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Learn how to file for divorce in Arizona plus get up-to-date Child Support info from the AZ Attorney General’s Division of Child Support. Please RSVP at 228-5690. Society of Military Widows to meet The Society of Military Widows…

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