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History of Memorial Day

Posted May 22, 2014 by

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration…

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New commander to take reins of 12th AF, AFSOUTH

Posted December 18, 2014 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will welcome a new commander during a change of command ceremony Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Major Gen. Chris Nowland will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will take the reins of the 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) from Lt. Gen….

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Warfighter of the Week: Senior Airman Kyle Streets

Posted August 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

  Senior Airman Kyle Streets, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel security manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 27, 2015. Streets was born into a military lifestyle and by the time he graduated high school he already knew that he wanted to continue in his parents’ footsteps. “Being an Army…

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SFS Airman receives commissioning opportunity

Posted June 14, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

For some Airmen, an enlisted military career full of stripes is just the beginning. Some wish to trade them in for bars. An Airman at the 355th Security Forces Squadron had that desire and was recently accepted into the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. “My goal in the Air Force has always been to fly,”…

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Davis-Monthan earns top lodging honors

Posted October 11, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base took top honors in the 2012 Air Force Innkeeper Award competition, large category, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Oct. 4.

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Exchange rewards good grades

Posted March 14, 2013 by

Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1-12 who maintain a “B” or better average with the “You Made the Grade” program. “We love it when military students excel,” said the Davis-Monthan Exchange General Manager Cathy J. Ely, “so it’s natural to encourage and…

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Officials seek 2013 Sijan award nominations

Posted July 18, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Nominations for the 2013 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award will be accepted through Sept. 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Sijan award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted members who have demonstrated the highest quality of leadership in the performance of their duties and…

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Diamond Sharp January 31, 2014

Posted January 30, 2014 by

Name/Squadron: Technical Sgt. Benny Crawford / 355th Medical Support Squadron First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Anthony Duty Title: Pharmacy Flight Chief When joined the AF: March, 1999 Hobbies: Football, working out, referring youth sports, spending time with family, and cheering on the New Orleans Saints! Selection:  Technical Sgt. Crawford is the epitome of a…

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1,318 selected for promotion to major, colonel, lieutenant colonel

Posted July 10, 2014 by

The Air Force selected 1,318 captains, majors and lieutenant colonels for promotion, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Eligible officers were considered during the CY14A Colonel Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel LAF/LAF-J and Major LAF-J central selection boards held in March. To see the promotion lists, go to the Air…

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Gold Star Families to receive unique acknowledgement

Posted March 26, 2015 by David Poe

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Some memorials aren’t inlaid with platinum, or ten feet tall, or carved out of Italian Marble. According to reports, for Capt. Nathan Nylander, an Air Force meteorologist, April 27, 2011, was just another day on deployment. The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Airman was deployed and at a meeting…

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