Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen
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Davis-Monthan, Spangdahlem earn Innkeeper Awards

Posted September 29, 2017 by Steve Warns

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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(U.S. Air Force Photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)
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Arizona Airmen memorialize fallen Iraqi fighter pilot

Posted July 24, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing honored the life and memory of Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sideeq Hasan during a memorial service here July 7. Hasan died June 24 after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Douglas, Arizona, during a night training mission.  He trained with Air Guard members…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya)
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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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N.Y. Army National Guard courtesy photo
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Face of Defense: Soldier dies rescuing people in burning building

Posted February 2, 2018 by by TERRANCE BELL

FORT LEE, Va. — Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah sacrificed his life to save others in a burning building in New York City. The 27-year-old New York National Guardsman, a wheeled vehicle mechanic who graduated Dec. 14 from the Ordnance School at the Sustainment Center of Excellence, caught the attention of senior officials as well as…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)
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Long awaited Purple Heart

Posted May 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Julius Farrar words begin to fill the auditorium and a hush engulfs the crowd that looks upon him as they listen with reverence. Respect is apparent just by gazing around at the Airmen who now hang on Farrar’s every sentence. As the medically retired Airman 1st Class begins to…

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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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims
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D-M Airmen receive Distinguished Flying Cross

Posted March 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018….

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(U.S. Air National Guard photo)
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Founder of Tucson’s Air Guard, dies at 92

Posted June 29, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald E. Morris, 92, died Tuesday, June 7. He is survived by his wife Cherie, two children, two grandchildren, five great grandchildren as he leaves behind one of Arizona’s greatest military legacies. The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, owes its modern-day success and mission capability to Morris, the unit’s…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour
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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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Olmsted Foundation selects five Airmen for scholarships

Posted March 28, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has selected five officers for the award of a 2019 Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation. One of the five, one is from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Capt. Matthew Pfarr has been selected to study in the Czech Republic. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military leaders…

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