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Halloween on-base trick-or-treating hours announced

Posted October 25, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Trick-or-treating hours are set for Halloween, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 10 two-man teams from the 355th Security Forces Squadron will be out on the streets in the Soaring Heights community ensuring the safety and well-being of all children participating in Halloween festivities. The Soaring Heights Welcome Center staff will…

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Airmen volunteer for “Tucson Meet Yourself”

Posted October 18, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The “Tucson Meet Yourself” Festival was held Oct. 12-14 in downtown Tucson and more than 40 members of the Desert Lightning Team volunteered their time to the annual community event. Airmen were scheduled to help with set-up, tear down, green team, which is a trash pickup and recycling detail, and traffic control. “Most of the…

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Get crafty at the Arts and Crafts Center

Posted October 11, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

The arts and crafts center on base allows Airmen, dependents and family members to use their creative minds. They offer a variety of classes, like painting, beading, scrapbook, and framing “Beading is normally held once a month,” said Tracy Dusablon, arts and crafts center manager. “It’s an evening class, so it’s taught when we’re closed….

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D-M Thrift Store holds Grand Re-Opening

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Moore) U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and Wilma English, D-M Thrift Store manager, cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the D-M Thrift Store on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 8. The store is now located on Flora St….

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Airman, wife make harmonious music

Posted September 20, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. We listen to it at work, at home, in the car and even when riding in elevators. Music can be an expression of our emotions for those who listen to it, as well as those who create it. For Senior Airman Kai Eilert, 43rd Electronic Combat Group airborne cryptologic linguist, and his wife Annette,…

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(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Timothy Moore)
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Airman Dormitory Leaders

Posted September 13, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Timothy Moore

Airman dormitory leaders may not have the most dynamic job, but they do have one of the most important: ensuring junior enlisted Airmen have a place to stay when they arrive to their first duty location. They aid Airmen and their supervisors in ensuring needs are met from the time Airmen check in until the…

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EOD Airmen have a blast at work

Posted September 6, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal conducted monthly explosives training on D-M Aug. 29. The EOD Airmen conducted this exercise for both overseas operations and for when hazardous material on base needs to be destroyed. “We were destroying jammed 30mm projectiles from an aircraft,” said Master Sgt. Dustin Prowell, 355th CES EOD flight…

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Collecting those childhood memories

Posted September 6, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Walk into the toy room that’s located in the house of Tech. Sgt. Brent Scarano, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron resource advisor, and it’s like stepping into a time machine.

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D-M Honor Guard: Honorably serving

Posted August 29, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to be a positive representation of Airmen to the general public. Be it the posting the colors at a football game or performing military funeral honors at the service of a retiree who served their country for 20 years, the HG can be the first…

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Large solar array planned for Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted August 23, 2012 by Jennifer Elmore

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The Air Force plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio substantially with a 14.5-megawatt photovoltaic solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The base has entered into an agreement with SunEdison, LLC to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the array on 170 acres of underutilized base…

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