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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 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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Diamond Sharp June 13, 2014

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Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Joel Schuman / 755 OSM First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Amanda Hass Duty Title: Cyber Surety Specialist When joined the Air Force: February 20, 2013 Hometown: Memphis, TN Hobbies: Running, Church Basketball, Weightlifting, Intramurals Selection Reasons:  Airman 1st Class Schuman was hand-selected as the 55 ECG Advanced Programs Information Assurance Officer. He immediately…

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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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Diamond Sharp May 30, 2014

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Name/Squadron:  Staff Sgt. Bryan Castro / 25 OWS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Nathan Rice Duty Title: Shift Supervisor When joined the AF: Aug. 4, 2009 Hometown: Long Island, NY Hobbies: Spending time with family (wife Racquel, children Caroline (3) and Melanie (1) ), playing guitar, studying, listening to music, reading the Bible, working out. And…

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Dignified arrival at D-M

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie) U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard prepares to place the remains of Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Barreras in a hearse at Davis-Monthan, May 22. Barreras died May 13, in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered on May 6,…

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Wright Flight more than about flying; student organization visits 162nd Wing

Posted May 29, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made world history by putting together a wooden frame with some metal fittings and heavy cotton fabric, and giving it power to gain altitude for a controlled flight. It was an amazing feat, made possible with a can-do attitude and a drive to truly conquer new heights. It’s…

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History of Memorial Day

Posted May 22, 2014 by

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration…

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Memorial Day: What does it mean to you?

Posted May 22, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — What does Memorial Day mean for you? For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. We fire our grills up and plan trips to the lake–there is palpable excitement as we discuss how to spend the extra-long weekend. But Memorial Day is much more. “Memorial Day is a time…

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D-M A-10 pilot reaches 3000 hours

Posted May 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

The 357th Fighter Squadron commander surpassed the milestone of flying 3,000 hours in an A-10 Thunderbolt II, May 5. Lt. Col. Michael Curley grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Air Force when he was 18. Curley’s passion for flying was ignited when he was a little boy. “I went to a state…

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