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Remembering 9/11

Posted September 17, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers Members from the Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums Scottish Pipe Band performs during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2016. The band played “Amazing Grace” to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks….

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MOH recipient saves lives on, off battlefield

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Military Health System Communications Office

A man who courageously fought the enemy on the battlefield and received the Medal of Honor for his gallantry has a new fight: erasing shame from those seeking help after a tragedy. “I want to help remove the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress, which is really an instinctive, reflective response of the body and mind…

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Police week honors fallen defenders

Posted May 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

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First commander’s final celebration

Posted October 21, 2016 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing family gathered to celebrate the life and memory of retired Maj. Gen. Donald E. Morris during a ceremony in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 14.

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Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Ron Mullan

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. ­— What started as an ordinary day for three Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base soon turned into anything but ordinary. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s wingman concept saved a life May 10. Capt. Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron,…

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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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From NCO to CGO

Posted October 24, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

Around this time in 2015, Caroline Rodriguez was serving in the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. She still serves today, but in a slightly altered uniform and has assumed much more responsibility.

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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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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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Hometown Heroes II

Posted November 4, 2016 by

Army Master Sgt. Augustin D. Munoz Arrived for duty to assume responsibility as the first sergeant for the U.S. Army State College Recruiting Company, State College, Penn. Munoz is the husband of Antoinettte R. Munoz of State College. He is a 1992 graduate of Cholla Magnet High School in Tucson. Benjamin D. Roth Was selected…

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