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Klomp Award highlights Dutch, 162nd alliance during demo training

Posted May 24, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

When the Netherlands Detachment Tucson Arizona (NTDA) here at the 162nd Fighter Wing require a high level of professionalism in supporting their training mission, they count on the Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) in collaboration with the 148th Fighter Squadron to successfully negotiate the challenges of preparing pilots for battle. Once a year, however, members of…

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SAVAHCS receives Performance Excellence Trophy

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VA Under Secretary for Health Robert A. Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan H. Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, Director for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), as Robert D. Snyder, VA Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning looks on (left).  The formal presentation was…

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Diamond Sharp May 2013

Posted May 9, 2013 by

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Hughes, Ryan Matthew/ 755 AMXS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Brian Young Duty title: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice When joined the AF: Jan. 17, 2012 Hometown: San Jose, Ca

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Test center welcomes new commander; praises ‘Total Force Integration’

Posted May 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

An Air Guard command pilot took the reins as commander of the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) at the 162nd Fighter Wing after a change-of-command ceremony here May 3.

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Diamond Sharp

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths 355 FW/PA First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Michael Kaczmarek Duty title: Photojournalist When joined the AF: Dec. 14, 2010 Hometown: Springhill, Florida Hobbies: Learning graphic arts, soccer, playing with her puppies, exploring Tucson, hiking Selection reasons: Airman 1st Class Christy Griffiths has been on a tear the last few months….

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D-M welcomes home deployed Airmen

Posted April 18, 2013 by Photos and story by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

More than 300 pilots and aircrew from the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Maintenance Group here returned this week after a six-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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AFSOUTH Airman presented with the Purple Heart

Posted April 12, 2013 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden Col. James Bortree, 612th Air and Space Operations Center commander, stands at attention with Staff Sgt. Staff Sgt. Darren C. Fackler, 612th AOC Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, during Fackler’s Purple Heart recognition ceremony here April 4. An Airman assigned to the 612th Air and Space Operations…

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Local Vet is presented with last Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal

Posted April 12, 2013 by Personnel Specialist Third Class Francisco Ople

Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th FW Commander, and Commander Ross Orvik, DMAFB Navy Squadron Commander, honor Clarence Ellquist, a World War II Veteran and DMAFB employee of 14 years, as he is presented the very last Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal during a presentation Apr. 8. The award was presented by U.S. Congressman Ron Barber. Ellquist was…

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Diamond Sharp – April 12, 2013

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Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Cox, Joshua /355 AMXS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Shulski Duty title: A-10 Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief When joined the AF: Jan. 3, 2012 Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Hobbies: Basketball, Paintball Selection reasons: Airman Cox was hand selected as the assistant dedicated crew chief on the Wing Flagship. Meticulous maintenance practices have contributed…

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D-M SNCO wins ACC Outstanding Airman of the Year award

Posted April 5, 2013 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command announced the 2013 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners during a spring leadership conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 26. Included in those winners was one of D-M’s own, Senior Master Sgt. Matthew J. Junglas. “ACC’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year represent superb Airmen doing…

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