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Fallen WW I aviator gets distinguished flying cross

Posted July 7, 2017 by by C. TODD LOPEZ

WASHINGTON — Army Capt. James Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918. Army Capt. James Miller On the 242nd birthday of the…

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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

Posted July 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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More than just Ms. Congeniality: Airman competes for homeless female veterans

Posted June 26, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

For Tech. Sgt. Charmaine Pozo, the Ms. Veteran America contest was not about glamourous pageantry. It was about tireless advocacy – for a minimally acknowledged segment of those who have served in uniform: homeless female veterans. “Currently, female veterans – an estimated 55,000 of them on a daily basis – are the fastest growing homeless…

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Diversity: The Policy, the patriot and the fight

Posted June 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Blake

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Diversity comes in all forms and effects everyone differently. For one 49th Intelligence Squadron reservist, it was his sexuality. “While I wouldn’t identify as bisexual, I never really made a distinction between genders, colors, races…anything,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Velander. “I always knew connections instead of genders were…

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ANGEL THUNDER’S Non-conventional Assisted Recovery in Flagstaff

Posted May 29, 2015 by

ANGEL THUNDER participants will conduct Personnel rescue exercises using Non-conventional Assisted Recovery (NAR) techniques in Flagstaff, June 1-13. ANGEL THUNDER is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise hosted by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Ariz. It is supported by 12 nation-partners and over 3,000 personnel. NAR is a recovery tactic used in contested environments…

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Western Hemisphere cooperation highlights SICOFAA’s 54th Anniversary

Posted April 24, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) gathered to commemorate another year of success for the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, with a 54th birthday celebration April 16th. SICOFAA began as a meeting of officers from 13 different countries in 1961, led by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Thomas D….

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Military leads the way in equal opportunity

Posted March 27, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Ryan Young

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — What does it take to change a nation? What force has the power to move millions of people in their fundamental views of the world? For Christopher Daniels, a U.S. Air Force colonel, that answer is simple: leadership. In his words, “The true agent of change is true leadership.”…

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Commissaries support environment year round

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FORT LEE, Va.– Green purchasing, food bank donations and recycling highlight a long list of things the Defense Commissary Agency is doing to reach “net zero waste” and other environmental goals. The agency has long focused on the reduction of waste, recycling materials, conservation of resources and becoming more energy-efficient overall, said Randy Eller, deputy…

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162nd Airmen participate in Pima Regional SWAT training

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd) Airmen of the 162nd Wing and local law enforcement personnel participated in an annual SWAT training course in Tucson. Tech. Sgt. Sam Alanis and Staff Sgt. Louis Duran from the Security Forces Squadron experienced what it takes to be a part of the Pima Regional…

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Army camp built to protect early settlers

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Fort Huachuca is a product of the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. In February 1877, Col. August Kautz, commander of the Department of Arizona, ordered that a camp be established in the Huachuca Mountains. This camp would offer protection to settlers and travel routes in southeastern Arizona while simultaneously blocking the traditional Apache…

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