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BMGR celebrates 75 years

Posted December 2, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Barry M. Goldwater Range acquisition. Established in 1941, the BMGR lies along the U.S. and Mexico border in Southwest Arizona and spans more than 1 million acres. Additionally, it makes up 7,000 miles of airspace and sees 54,000 sorties a year. Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan AFB,…

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From classroom to field ops: Marines train to be squad leaders

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres

KAHUKU TRAINING FACILITY – Lance Cpl. Anthony Acedo, a rifleman with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a Tuscon native, provides security Sept. 20 during a patrol as part of a training exercise aboard the Kahuku Training Facility. The exercise is part of a seven-week-long training event known as the Advance Infantry Course….

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Exchange looking for favorite holiday story

Posted November 4, 2016 by

DALLAS – The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest. Through Dec. 25, authorized shoppers age 18 and older can submit an essay of 300 words or less about one of their favorite holiday memories….

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Commissary patrons help drive Feds Feed Families support

Posted July 20, 2016 by Jessica Rouse

FORT LEE, Va. — Last year was a banner year for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The Defense Department collected more than 3.2 million pounds of food and personal hygiene items for donation to local food banks and pantries. Commissary employees and their patrons contributed almost 50 percent or a whopping 1.6 million pounds of DOD’s…

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Given its pedigree, little bird looks to have a big future

Posted July 12, 2016 by The Boeing Company

Boeing’s newest attack helicopter is known by its nickname and smaller size compared with the AH-64 Apache—but those attributes don’t define the AH-6 “Little Bird.” The light attack and reconnaissance helicopter has a pedigreed background. U.S. Special Forces have used a variant of the AH-6 model for years, and the model’s heritage can be traced…

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The Planet Hunters: Our telescopes are discovering new worlds. Will the next one hold life?

Posted July 12, 2016 by From Lockheed Martin Corporation Media  

High above the surf and tanned beaches of Hawaii lies one of the Pacific’s highest mountains: Mauna Kea. Capped at 13,796 feet (4,205 meters), it’s the perfect perch for some of Lockheed Martin’s employees in Hawaii. There they study the sky to inform the science community about space junk, and—much farther away—planets. In fact, they…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Airmen and Marines fuel the fight

Posted April 13, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing’s F-16 schoolhouse at the Tucson International Airport often serves as a model for security cooperation with America’s global allies. It’s not common, however, that the international training center hosts Marine Corps reservists to augment Guard Airmen here. Beginning in late March and ending in early June, bulk fuel specialists from Bulk…

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AF Research Lab seeks to turn waste into energy

Posted March 22, 2016 by Holly Jordan

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — It may seem like a scene from “Back to the Future,” but the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to turn fiction into reality with a nearly $7 million waste-to-energy project. The AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office has embarked on the waste-to-energy demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,…

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EOD flight practices for open house demonstration

Posted March 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby and Senior Airman Chris Massey

A firewall detonation simulates a bomb run during the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight’s open house explosive demonstration practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2015. The EOD flight will be detonating explosives to simulate an A-10C Thunderbolt II strafing run during the upcoming 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona…

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