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Airmen honor Belgian Malinois

Posted October 4, 2012 by Mike Joseph

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — A Belgian Malinois became the first military working dog honored by the 341st Training Squadron for her heroic actions while assigned to a U.S. Special Forces unit in Afghanistan.

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55th RQS honors Desert Lightning sailors who aided Airman

Posted February 14, 2013 by

Lt. Col. Robert Remey, 55th Rescue Squadron commander, congratulated four sailors from the Desert Lightning Team who assisted an Airman following his motorcycle accident Dec. 12. Senior Master Sgt. Kirk Sather, 55th RQS, was riding his motorcycle toward D-M’s Wilmot Gate when a civilian driver travelling at excessive speed rear-ended his bike. When the accident…

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66th RQS honors PEDRO 66 crew

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -  — The 66th Rescue Squadron took a step on June 10 to ensure that their fallen comrades will never be forgotten, during a ceremony where they named three roads after Airmen who died exactly three years ago in the Sangin District of Afghanistan. The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, call…

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D-M member receives Bronze Star Medal with Valor

Posted January 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Whether computer-based or hands-on, military members are in a constant state of training. Some training, such as the Career Development Course new Airmen must complete, is learned and immediately applied to day-to-day operations. Others, like Self-Aid and Buddy Care, only apply to specific situations. Most Airmen have been fortunate enough to never need their SABC…

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D-M welcomes new rescue flight

Posted June 12, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)

Col. Sean Choquette, 563rd Rescue Group commander, gives Capt. Michael Ellingsen, newly appointed 68th Rescue Flight commander, the guidon during an assumption of command ceremony here June 4. The 68th Rescue Flight’s mission is to instruct and train U.S. Air Force combat rescue officers and pararescuemen in advanced skill upgrades and proficiency training.

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Warrior of the Week June 29, 2012

Posted June 28, 2012 by

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Meghan Pearson Family: Shane Beauchem (fiancée), Honey Pearson (daughter) Hometown: Louisiana, Missouri…

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Warrior of the Week

Posted November 9, 2012 by

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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Medic shows courage after rocket attack

Posted April 5, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Kilmer

Three weeks after arriving to her deployed location in Afghanistan, insurgents showered then-Tech. Sgt. Angela Blue’s base with 80-millimeter mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun fire.

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New vice commander “humbled” with new role

Posted August 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

The largest Air National Guard fighter wing in the United States welcomed its new vice commander on June 1st. In a military career filled with such titles as weapons officer and project/test manager, Lt. Col. Kenneth R. Rosson can now list vice commander as his new position at the 162nd Fighter Wing. “I appreciate the…

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Doolittle Raider raids D-M base theater

Posted February 27, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)

Retired U. S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, a Doolittle Raider, answers questions at the base theater regarding the Doolittle Raid during a question and answer event here Feb. 24. At the event Cole described details of the raid, explained his emotions and how he personally survived.  

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