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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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Army camp built to protect early settlers

Posted October 6, 2017 by

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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Military life: Separated, but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by Commentary by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about is how am I going…

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A gunfighter shares his past

Posted October 29, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Three enemy MiGs swooped low underneath him, screaming out to intercept the U.S. Navy A-4 fighter-bombers who were unloading their payload of explosives on Kep Air Field in North Vietnam. Flying in F-8 Crusaders as fighter protection for the A-4s, he was tasked to defend them at all cost. He quickly…

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Exchange offering a savings before, during, after Black Friday

Posted November 24, 2015 by

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 26-30. The bountiful savings begin at www.shopmyexchange.com on Thanksgiving Day with Samsung 65-inch UHD TVs marked down to $1,299, a $1,200 value, UGGs boots for $139 and 35 percent off all Vince Camuto and Lauren Ralph Lauren handbags….

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AZ’s Meteorite crater rescue event concluded Angel Thunder 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

WINSLOW, Ariz. — Arizona’s Meteorite Crater served as the final training site for this year’s Angel Thunder exercise, where four simulated-patients were hoisted 570 feet out of the crater into an Army Air National Guard UH-60 Medevac Helicopter. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest Personnel Recovery exercise, hosted by Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Ariz. 30 May-13 June,…

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Arizona Air National Guard F-16 crashes

Posted September 6, 2017 by By 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Iraqi student pilot confirmed dead after F-16 crash A pilot was killed when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Sept. 5, 2017, 20 miles northwest of Safford, Ariz. An Iraqi student pilot conducting a routine F-16 training mission in conjunction with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz., went down at approximately 3…

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Five dead as C-130 cargo plane crashes in Georgia

Posted May 2, 2018 by

An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed May 2 onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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Centcom acknowledges social media sites ‘compromised’

Posted January 16, 2015 by

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command officials today released a statement detailing what they called “cybervandalism” affecting two of the command’s social media sites. The full statement reads: Earlier today, U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube sites were compromised for approximately 30 minutes. These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have…

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