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Warrior of the Week October 5, 2012

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Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Lisbeth Aquino Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Lisbeth Aquino Family: Lucila Guerrero (mom), Julio and Eduardo Aquino( brothers) Hometown: Palmdale, CA Unit: 355 Component Maintenance Squadron Job title: Electronic Warfare Team Member Job description: Inspect and Maintain Electronic Warfare Pods Most rewarding job aspect:…

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SecDef announces Distinguished Warfare Medal

Posted February 21, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFPS)  — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved a new medal designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action. The Distinguished Warfare Medal recognizes the changing face of warfare. In the past, few, if any, service members not actually in…

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Diamond Sharp June 2013

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Name/Squadron: Senior Airman Matthew O. Dinsdale / 924 MXS First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. John Harris Duty Title: Egress Technician When joined the AF: July 2010 Hometown: Denver, CO.

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VA, City of Tucson to hold Four Chaplains Memorial

Posted January 16, 2014 by

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is pleased to announce that they will again be participating in the City of Tucson, Veterans’ Affairs Committee (VAC) annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service, Scheduled for Sunday – February 2 at 1 p.m., at the Kino Veterans Memorial Park, 2805 E. Ajo Way.  This park is located…

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Guardian Angels receive Bronze Star with Valor and a personal “Thank You”

Posted June 12, 2014 by Maj. Sarah Schwennesen

It’s not every day you get to thank your Guardian Angels for saving your life, but on Monday, retired Marine Staff Sgt. Michael Stringer was able to do just that. In a ceremony Monday, two 48th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels were presented the Bronze Star with Valor for their rescue of Stringer in February 2012,…

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Scholarship program surpasses $10 million in grants

Posted July 5, 2012 by

FORT LEE, Va.– Scholarships for Military Children celebrated its 12th anniversary and a major milestone – the awarding of more than $10 million in scholarships to 6,742 military children around the world. That’s the message delivered by Jim Weiskopf, vice president of Fisher House Foundation, as he spoke at a Defense Commissary Agency scholarship breakfast…

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Nomination deadline for Military Child of the Year

Posted November 16, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — An organization whose primary mission is to provide emergency financial and other services to the families of service members and wounded warriors is opening nominations for one of their top recognition programs. Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization formed shortly after 9/11 to support families of deployed service members, is accepting nominations for…

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Women’s History Month Series: Tech. Sgt. Marie Garcia

Posted April 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Of the more than 300 Airmen in the 355th Security Forces Squadron here, there are only 25 females. Tech. Sgt. Marie Garcia, 355th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of plans and programs, is one of those females.

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Diamond Sharp September 6, 2013

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Name/Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Daniel O. Trudeau / 355 CES First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Bill Fortenberry Duty title: Structures Shop Chief When joined the Air Force: Nov. 19, 2002 Hometown: Onawa, Iowa Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, old Chevy muscle cars Selection Reasons: Tech. Sgt. Trudeau is one of Civil Engineering’s most stellar NCO’s. He led his…

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SMSgt promotion release rescheduled

Posted March 7, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The 2014 senior master sergeant promotion selection release slated for March 6 has been rescheduled for March 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Air staff distributes promotion quotas based on fiscal and statutory constraints, and projected grade vacancies,” said Col. Joe Atkins, the AFPC operations division chief. “We are working carefully to make final…

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