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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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943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

Posted May 4, 2018 by LUKE JOHNSON

The 943rd Rescue Group finance office was recently awarded the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command’s Financial Analysis Office of the Year for their support of the group’s personnel recovery mission. The finance office efficiently handled more than $30 million in funding for the unit to support various deployments and other costs associated to ensure the…

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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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Olmsted Foundation selects five Airmen for scholarships

Posted March 28, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has selected five officers for the award of a 2019 Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation. One of the five, one is from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Capt. Matthew Pfarr has been selected to study in the Czech Republic. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military leaders…

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Hometown Heroes

Posted September 1, 2017 by

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Geoffrey Weber Graduated from the College of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. He is a 1985 graduate of St. Joseph Central High School, Pittsfield, Mass. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1990 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.  Weber is the son of Jim Weber of Richmond,…

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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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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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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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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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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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