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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 May 24, 2012

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. David M. Hart Family: James Hart (Father), Annie Hart (Mother). Hometown: Little Rock, AR Unit: 924 MXS Job Title: Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman Job Description: Removes, installs, disassembles, inspects, repairs, reassembles and test TF-34 turbofan engines. Most rewarding job aspect: Producing and…

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More D-M Technical Sergeants make rank

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

More than 100 D-M technical sergeants earned a future promotion to master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here May 17. Most of the promotees were listed in the May 18 edition of Desert Lightning News, but the following list of future master sergeants were inadvertently left off of that list. Congratulations to the…

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Warrior of the Week May 11, 2012

Posted May 10, 2012 by Staff

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Janis C. Romawac Family: Single Hometown: Moreno Valley, Ca Unit: 12th Air Force Intelligence Directorate Job title: Latin American Intelligence Analyst Job description: Develops and delivers intelligence briefings to the 12 AF/CC, CFACC, CAOC Director and AFFOR staff. Produces AOR-focused medium to long…

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D-M Fit Warriors: April 2012

Posted May 10, 2012 by Staff

The Airmen pictured below achieved a 100% for their Physical Training Score in April. Congratulations! From left to right: Capt. Michael McKenzie, 12th Air Force, Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Senior Airman Christia Morrissey, 355th Medical Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Steven McKnew, 943rd Rescue Group

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Medical Group Tech. Sgt. awarded Purple Heart

Posted April 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Tech. Sgt. Angela Blue, 355th Medical Group non-commissioned officer in charge of education and training, was awarded the Purple Heart here, April 13. Sergeant Blue was deployed to Forward Operating Base Sweeney in Shinkai District, Afghanistan in June of 2011 as a medic...

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Tech Sgt. Angela Blue receives the Purple Heart Medal

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U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin/Released U.S. Air Force Col. John Cherry, 355th Fighter Wing commander, awards Tech Sgt. Angela Blue, non-commissioned officer-in-charge of education and training, the Purple Heart and the Combat Action medal here April 13. Sergeant Blue was accompanied by her husband, Master Sgt. Christopher Blue, 755th aircraft…

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Dr. Peter Rhee receives Hometown Hero flight

Posted April 19, 2012 by David S. Ricker

A familiar face was in the backseat of an F-16 trainer here April 12. Dr. Peter Rhee, chief of trauma at the University Medical Center (UMC), was chosen as the Hometown Hero for the “Thunder and Lightening Over Arizona” open house. Rhee, was the lead trauma surgeon on Jan. 8, 2011, for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle…

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D-M named best installation in the Air Force

Posted April 12, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Penetta announced D-M as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award. The CINC IE Award is a Department of Defense award given to the best installation in each military service annually along with a $1 million prize for quality of life improvements to the winning installations….

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Commander-In-Chief’s Special Recognition program honors four D-M Airmen and eight units

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced the winners of the 2012 Commander-In-Chief’s Annual Awards for Installation Excellence and Special Recognition program March 26. In addition to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base winning this year’s award for Installation Excellence, four personnel and eight units from D-M were named as “Special Recognition” winners for exemplary achievement in…

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