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Staff Sgt. Ian Porter Family: Father, Carter Porter; Mother, Paula Porter; two sisters and a brother Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana Unit: 355 Security Forces Squadron Job title: Military Working Dog Handler Job description: Explosive/Narcotic Detection—Deter, detect, search for and eliminate threats Most rewarding job aspect: Getting to train dogs on a daily basis Goals: Become…

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Diamond Sharp: December 14, 2012

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Name/Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Allen Spoon First Sergeant: Master Sgt. George Poppe Duty Title: NCOIC, Network Infrastructure When joined the AF: May 1998 Hometown: Fort Worth, TX Hobbies: Exercise, spending time with family Selection Reasons: Tech. Sgt. Spoon performs at a level far beyond that of most of our DLT Technical Sergeants. He has assumed a…

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Civilian leaders take honorary command

Posted December 14, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Did you know the majority of the squadrons on base have an active duty commander and a civilian counterpart known as an honorary commander? The 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office manages, maintains and coordinates the HCC program here, which allows community leaders from around Tucson to take a closer look at Davis-Monthan Air Force…

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D-M Fighter Squadron wins Luke’s 2012 Turkey Shoot

Posted December 6, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Three U.S. Air Force pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron, competed in a bombing competition Nov. 16, and won Top Team, as well as various other awards while there. The event, ‘Haboob Havoc,’ was hosted by the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Nine different squadrons…

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Warrior of the Week: November 19th, 2012

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Capt. Jason Giron Family: Wife – Sarah, Son – Tucker (6yrs), Daughter – Annabelle (2yrs) Hometown: Union, KY Unit: 355th Comptroller Squadron Job title: Flight Commander, Financial Analysis Job description: Responsible for financial guidance, resource management, and accounting services to 355th FW, 12th AF, and 9 tenant units. Lead a 15-person flight responsible for managing…

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Warrior of the Week: November 26, 2012

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Airman 1st Class Ashley Lovelace Family: Husband Zak Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Unit: 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron (355th Operations Support Squadron) Job title: MPC intelligence analyst Job description: Wing Intel in the Mission Planning Cell (MPC) for the 455 EOSS. Provides ATO Flow analysis, analyzes Joint Tactical Air Requests submitted by ground forces, and builds…

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Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

Posted November 21, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force.

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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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Warrior of the Week

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Airman 1st Class Scott A. Garner Family: Allen Garner, Annette Garner, Arielle Alelunas Hometown: Tucson, AZ Unit: 943rd Operations Support Flight Job title: Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician Job description: Inspect, maintain, and pack aircrew flight equipment such as oxygen masks, NVG’s, survival kits, flotation devices, anti G-suits, and parachutes. Most rewarding job aspect: Ensuring aircrew…

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Cadet reaches podium at Ironman World Championship

Posted November 2, 2012 by Amber Baillie

Cadet 1st Class Samantha Morrison prepares to swim at the Iron Man Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Oct. 13. Morrisson is assigned to Cadet Squadron 06 and is the Air Force Academy’s 102 triathlete. (Courtesy photo) U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The first cadet to qualify in the Ironman World Championship, Cadet 1st Class Samantha…

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