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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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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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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

Posted June 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted November 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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