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Highway to the drop zone

Posted August 19, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

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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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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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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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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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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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Hometown Heroes II

Posted November 4, 2016 by

Army Master Sgt. Augustin D. Munoz Arrived for duty to assume responsibility as the first sergeant for the U.S. Army State College Recruiting Company, State College, Penn. Munoz is the husband of Antoinettte R. Munoz of State College. He is a 1992 graduate of Cholla Magnet High School in Tucson. Benjamin D. Roth Was selected…

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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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Remembering 9/11

Posted September 17, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers Members from the Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums Scottish Pipe Band performs during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2016. The band played “Amazing Grace” to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks….

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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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