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Taking care of people earns spotlight

Posted September 9, 2016 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

It is common to see a first sergeant spotlight the accomplishments of outstanding Airmen while remaining in the shadows, but this time the spotlight is on the Arizona National Guard's Senior Master Sgt. Jack Minaya as the Air National Guard's Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year.

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Maintainers honored at annual awards

Posted May 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s annual load crew competition winners receive an award at the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., April 23, 2018. The awards ceremony was held to honor maintainers and highlight their achievements in their prospective career fields. Davis-Monthan…

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D-M Airman wins MAJCOM-level award

Posted March 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

From the moment an individual raises their right hand and repeats the Oath of Enlistment, they become an ambassador for the U.S. armed forces.

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7,501 selected for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted July 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected 7,501 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 33,569 eligible. The overall selection rate was 22.35 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 380.67. Officials selected 2,020 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 26.93 percent of the total selects; 2,348…

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Founder of Tucson’s Air Guard, dies at 92

Posted June 29, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald E. Morris, 92, died Tuesday, June 7. He is survived by his wife Cherie, two children, two grandchildren, five great grandchildren as he leaves behind one of Arizona’s greatest military legacies. The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, owes its modern-day success and mission capability to Morris, the unit’s…

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162nd Wing recognizes year’s finest

Posted April 12, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira The 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard recognized its annual award winners from 2016 in a ceremony at the Tucson International Airport April 2, 2017. The ceremony recognized outstanding individuals and teams that contributed to the state and nation. The 162nd Wing of the…

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SSgt STEP above the rest

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class Nathan Barbour

Staff Sgt. Rachel Merriman, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, was recently promoted to the rank of technical sergeant, but she didn’t receive her stripe in the usual fashion. Merriman was hand-selected by her leadership to be promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. She promoted on April 18, just two days after…

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D-M Airmen receive Distinguished Flying Cross

Posted March 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018….

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355th SFS honors fallen defenders

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron stand in formation during a National Police Week retreat ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 18, 2018. National Police Week pays recognition to law enforcement members who lost their lives in the line of duty. 14…

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Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

Posted May 21, 2018 by

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

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