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“These things we do that others may live”… in Bagram

Posted September 26, 2013 by Senior Airman C. Elizeu

Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron were be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal with Valor, Sept. 20 at the 55th RQS. The Distinguished Flying Cross Medal with Valor was presented to Capt. John Larson and Senior Airman Joshua Brown for their actions during a contingency operation while deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. “I…

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Being blessed by benevolence; AF honors Ben’s Bells founder

Posted April 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Jeannette Mare, founder and executive director of Ben’s Bells Project, flew in a Hometown Hero flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, April 11. After 11 years of service, Mare was awarded the Hometown Hero Award for the resilience she displayed following a personal tragedy. “I was completely shocked, because it is…

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355th CMS Airman named IDEA winner

Posted May 24, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Come up with an idea that saves the Air Force a significant amount of money per year, earn up to $10,000. That couldn’t get any easier. It’s the concept behind the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. The IDEA program awards Airmen who have...

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Warrior of the Week September 28, 2012

Posted September 27, 2012 by Staff

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Roberto M. Mendez Family: Teresa and Roberto Mendez (mother and father) Josh, Bianca, and Meriah (siblings)

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D-M spouse in military spouse of the year contest

Posted February 7, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

D-M’s very own Marcelina Chambers has won military spouse of the year for the base. She is currently in the running for the Air Force wide distinction. Chambers has been a military spouse for more than eleven years, as well as a mother of two daughters, Renatta Raquel, 7, and Sariah Martina, 3. During the…

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D-M honors three Purple Heart recipients

Posted June 13, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

Three Desert Lightning Team members received Purple Heart medals for an event that occurred during their recent deployment. On Oct. 5, 2012, a 107mm rocket hit the air conditioning unit directly outside the Metals Technology shop at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan injuring three Airmen deployed from D-M. Airman 1st Class Michael Kristopik and Airman 1st Class…

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U of A welcomes home D-M heroes

Posted December 5, 2013 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

Air Force members stand on the field during a “Welcome Home Heroes” ceremony during halftime of a University of Arizona football game at Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Nov. 16. The ceremony recognized military members who have recently returned home from deployments.

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Arizona’s new general: Accept opportunities, be versatile, be grateful

Posted June 12, 2014 by by Maj. Gabe Johnson

The Arizona National Guard congratulated its newest brigadier general at a promotion ceremony for the state’s joint staff director here June 7. Air Force Brig. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck now wears the rank commensurate with her duty to direct Arizona Army and Air Guard joint operations, special staff agencies, and joint policies and programs. Humbled by…

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D-M staff sergeants selected for promotion

Posted June 28, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

More than 180 staff sergeants earned a future promotion to technical sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here June 20. Congratulations to the following Desert Lightning Team members:   372nd Training Squadron Staff Sgt. Amber Cox Staff Sgt. Earlray Haag Staff Sgt. Beau Hudson Staff Sgt. Jason Ikeda Staff Sgt. Justin Tilley   48th…

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Diamond Sharp

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Vito Delcore, 25th OWS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Marc Miller Duty Title: Weather Forecaster When joined the AF: Dec. 14, 2010 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Hobbies: Volunteer firefighter, snowboarding, skydiving, rock climbing, hiking, shooting, photo editing, and car repair. He aspires to be a FDNY Fire Fighter and is currently waiting on…

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