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354th EFS completes historic TSP deployment

Posted August 7, 2015 by 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron completed its theater security package mission throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve July 31, 2015. The squadron’s 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, forward-deployed to Eastern European locations and conduct flying training…

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Avoid paying more for prescription drugs

Posted December 3, 2015 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs. Beneficiaries filling a prescription for a select brand name maintenance drug at a retail pharmacy may need to move their prescription to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. If not, they may…

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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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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

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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41 EECS Scorpions execute theater electronic warfare

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. The unit flies the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft which is configured to execute worldwide information warfare tactics.  It conducts electronic attack operations in order to…

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TRICARE’s breast pump policy updates effective July 1

Posted June 19, 2015 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — TRICARE’s breast pump policy was recently updated to include coverage of breast pumps and supplies, and breastfeeding counseling. These supplies and services will be retroactively covered as of Dec. 19. To get full details about this important benefit change, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, TRICARE will host a Facebook…

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Commissaries support Military Saves Week

Posted February 20, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Maybe there are times when you envy friends or colleagues for the buying power they apparently command. After all, how do they spring for that popular but expensive specialty coffee, that premier movie everyone wants to see or that e-book on the bestseller list? Seems like your budget can’t handle such splurges,…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Posted April 10, 2018 by

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Digital Edition We have a great issue of news and features prepared for you this month – thanks for checking us out! On page 3, we salute D-M pilots Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, who were each…

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A year in Photos — January 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Tucker, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, simulates an injured Airman in a vehicle rollover during Cactus Flag: a large force employment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2016. One of the purposes of the…

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