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SSgt STEP above the rest

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class Nathan Barbour

Staff Sgt. Rachel Merriman, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, was recently promoted to the rank of technical sergeant, but she didn’t receive her stripe in the usual fashion. Merriman was hand-selected by her leadership to be promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. She promoted on April 18, just two days after…

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Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Ron Mullan

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. ­— What started as an ordinary day for three Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base soon turned into anything but ordinary. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s wingman concept saved a life May 10. Capt. Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron,…

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MOH recipient saves lives on, off battlefield

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Military Health System Communications Office

A man who courageously fought the enemy on the battlefield and received the Medal of Honor for his gallantry has a new fight: erasing shame from those seeking help after a tragedy. “I want to help remove the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress, which is really an instinctive, reflective response of the body and mind…

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D-M lodging up for Innkeeper Award

Posted May 26, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen Airman Zachary Stratton and Cristina Byrd, 355th Force Support Squadron guest service representatives, confirm a reservation at the Air Force Inns at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 19, 2017. The guest service desk takes reservations, checks guests in and out of lodging, and provides directions…

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STEP above the rest

Posted May 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Courtesy photograph Tech. Sgt. Rachel Merriman, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, receives her promotion certificate at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 19, 2017. Merriman was hand-selected by her leadership to be promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. Staff Sgt. Rachel Merriman, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman at Luke…

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162nd Wing recognizes year’s finest

Posted April 12, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira The 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard recognized its annual award winners from 2016 in a ceremony at the Tucson International Airport April 2, 2017. The ceremony recognized outstanding individuals and teams that contributed to the state and nation. The 162nd Wing of the…

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D-M Airman wins MAJCOM-level award

Posted March 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

From the moment an individual raises their right hand and repeats the Oath of Enlistment, they become an ambassador for the U.S. armed forces.

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2017 nominations sought for 12 OAY Award

Posted February 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select…

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MLK observance: Breaking barriers then, now

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett

WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Stayce Harris, the assistant vice chief of staff and director of staff, was the keynote speaker for this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 25. Joining her in addressing the standing-room-only audience were Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Michael Rhodes, the director of administration, Office…

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Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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