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Presenting The Medallions

Posted September 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Members of the Desert Lightning Team participated in a medallion ceremony honoring World War II veterans held Sept. 7 at Silver Springs Senior Living Community in Green Valley. The ceremony was a joint endeavor between local branches of all four services and Silver Springs. Silver Springs is an independent and assisted senior living community located…

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D-M Airman to be honored as a Tucson Father of the Year

Posted April 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

The Father’s Day Council Tucson has chosen a Desert Lightning Team member as a 2014 Tucson Father of the Year. Capt. Joshua Palochak, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron senior mission crew commander, is one of six Tucson fathers who will be honored during an awards gala June 13. Each honoree will be recognized for mastering the…

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Diamond Sharp September 19, 2014

Posted September 18, 2014 by

Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. Roberto Chavira/ 355th Security Forces Squadron First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Marc Miller Duty Title: Security Forces Trainer When joined the AF: October 2006 Hometown: El Campo, Texas Hobbies: Craft Beer, Dallas Cowboys football and finger painting Selection Reason:   While stationed at D-M, Staff Sgt Chavira has deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Chile,…

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Air Force recognizes nurses and medical technicians

Posted May 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.  — Running from May 6-12, nurses and medical technicians throughout the Air Force were recognized for the care they provide to Service members and their families. The theme of the week “Ethical Practice and Quality Care,” serves as a platform to celebrate the ways nurses and medical technicians provide safe, efficient, and…

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Warrior of the Week September 14, 2012

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Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Jennifer L. Dane Hometown: Lubbock, Texas Unit: 612th AOC/ISRD Job title: Operational Intelligence Analyst

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Warrior of the Week January 25, 2013

Posted January 24, 2013 by

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Tech. Sgt. Travis Keale Family: Pastora Keale (Wife) Hometown: Anahola, Hawaii Unit: 355 Civil Engineer Squadron, Fire Emergency Services Flight

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Dedication to the fallen

Posted May 30, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

When U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Moon was a young child, he dreamed of becoming a U.S. soldier and always wanted to be a sniper. He did not have anyone in his immediate family who served, but knew distant family members who served in the armed forces. Marsha Moon, Christopher Moon’s mother, said he was a…

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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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355th Maintenance Group’s Maintenance Professionals of the Year

Posted January 22, 2015 by

Congratulations to the 2014 Maintenance Professional of the Year winners from the 355th Maintenance Group! 355th MXG Quality Assurance Inspector of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah McCartney 355th FW 2014 Instructor of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cline 355th FW 2014 Maintenance Training Manager of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Anna Wilson 355th FW 2014 Analyst…

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