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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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D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Posted November 12, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 17-20, 2018.

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943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

Posted May 4, 2018 by LUKE JOHNSON

The 943rd Rescue Group finance office was recently awarded the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command’s Financial Analysis Office of the Year for their support of the group’s personnel recovery mission. The finance office efficiently handled more than $30 million in funding for the unit to support various deployments and other costs associated to ensure the…

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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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Police week honors fallen defenders

Posted May 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

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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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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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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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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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Maintainers honored at annual awards

Posted May 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s annual load crew competition winners receive an award at the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., April 23, 2018. The awards ceremony was held to honor maintainers and highlight their achievements in their prospective career fields. Davis-Monthan…

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