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ACOMS First Six Association lauded by Tucson Community

Posted November 14, 2013 by 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs

A ceremony honoring the 612th Air Communication Squadron’s First Six Association was held in the Tucson community, Nov. 7. The group was officially recognized by several community leaders at Erikson Elementary School for adopting one of Tucson’s local parks, Vista del Prado Park. The Vista del Prado Park project was taken on by Tech. Sgt….

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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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Diamond Sharp

Posted June 21, 2012 by

Tech. Sgt. James Parker, 355 SFS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ron Heilman Duty Title: Assistant First Sergeant / Flight Sergeant When joined the Air Force: May 17, 1995 Hometown: Durham, North Carolina…

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Arizona Air Guardsman honored as Analyst of the Year

Posted October 25, 2012 by Airman First Class Jackson Hurd

The Outstanding Analyst of the Year Award was presented to Arizona Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Svetlana Sevciuc for her full-time work as an intelligence specialist with the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in July.

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SecDef directs review of Distinguished Warfare Medal

Posted March 14, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — In light of recent discussions concerning the new Distinguished Warfare Medal and its order of precedence relative to other military decorations, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the award, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today. Little said Hagel directed Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the…

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Diamond Sharp July 26, 2013

Posted July 25, 2013 by

Staff Sgt. Keith Burgess/ 43 ECS Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. Keith Burgess/ 43 ECS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Marisa Lewis Duty title:  EC-130H Flight Engineer When Joined the AF: September 2005 Hometown: Fresno, California Hobbies: Snowboarding, dirt bike riding, and wakeboarding Selection Reasons:   Staff Sergeant Keith J. Burgess has distinguished himself as an EC-130 H…

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Diamond Sharp February 7, 2014

Posted February 6, 2014 by

Name/Squadron: Senior Airman David Russell / 355 CES/CEF First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Walter Fortenberry Duty Title: Fire Protection Journeyman When joined the AF: June 8, 2008 Hometown: Bartlett, Tennessee Hobbies: Fishing, Working Out, Playing with his daughter Selection Reasons:   Senior Airman Russell was hand-selected to attend the challenging Emergency Medical Technician Course ahead…

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AF selects 9,403 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted July 17, 2014 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Of the 36,739 eligible senior airman eligible for promotion to staff sergeant, 9,403 were selected, a 25.59 percent selection rate, Air Force officials said July 10. The average score for those selected was 291.91. Selectees’ average time in grade was 2.03 years and time in service was 4.51 years….

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From paralegal to war fighter

Posted July 12, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Imagine, as a paralegal, one day you are helping someone with a power of attorney and the next day you are helping protect unarmed colleagues from enemy fire in a war zone…

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Warrior of the Week

Posted December 14, 2012 by

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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