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Aero Camp students have eyes on the skies, heads in the clouds

Posted June 28, 2012 by David S. Ricker

A pair of brothers, who grew up as Air Force brats, received an introduction to aviation recently during Aero Camp 2012, a summer flight camp for young people at Double Eagle Aviation in Tucson…

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Local Briefs – November 9, 2012

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Gate/Road Closure Craycroft Gate and Craycroft Road, from Golf Links to Arizola/Quijota, will be closed Nov. 11-12. Drivers can enter and leave the base through the Swan Gate. The visitor center will be located at the Swan Gate. Craycroft gate is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and reopen at 5 p.m. Nov….

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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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755th keeps Compass Call jamming

Posted May 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

How do you get a plane that weighs more than 100,000 pounds to get off the ground and keep flying? The 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here has been doing just that.

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Fighting in her own way

Posted September 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths Ellen Jimenez, the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, displays 355th Fighter Wing jersey given to her by base leadership for her efforts in supporting the base. As a member of the MAC, Jimenez has helped to foster…

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162FW members deliver meals to homebound community members

Posted January 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

Fondly referred to as ‘Heroes and Angels’, volunteers from the 162nd Fighter Wing deliver meals, and kindness, to homebound individuals in Southern Tucson. Master Sgt. Joe Duyck, lead technician of database management here at the 162FW, has been volunteering with Mobile Meals of Tucson, Inc. for three years. He describes his biggest joy in volunteering…

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Personal Property Section keeps household goods moving

Posted April 19, 2012 by Staff

A successful move is not a matter of chance; it is the result of planning and hard work by you and the Personal Property Section. At the center of these efforts are you – the property owner. If you expect a good move, YOU must play an active role. Our experts at the Personal Property…

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355 FW says goodbye to 355 Fighter Wing Commander

Posted May 10, 2012 by Staff

The commander of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is being reassigned to the Pentagon, this upcoming summer. Col. John A. Cherrey, who has led both the 355 Fighter Wing and installation since June 2010, will be going to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in June to work a staff job at Headquarters...

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How does a firefighter train to stop a fire?

Posted August 3, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

How does a firefighter train to stop a fire? This isn’t a trick question or the beginning of a bad joke. The question is real and the answer is simple: they have to start a fire and practice putting it out.

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D-M volunteers collect canned goods for Airmen in need

Posted December 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

Members of D-M lent a helping hand by donating canned goods and turkeys to those families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. For three weekends, the Chapel Gospel Service volunteered their time to collect food items, as well as prepare boxes for U.S. Air Force active duty Airmen and families in need. “We had some…

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