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Torch lighting kicks off 2013 Warrior Games

Posted May 16, 2013 by Shannon Collins

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) – The 2013 Warrior Games began May 11, when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here. From May 11-16, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the…

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Arizona Runs for the Fallen

Posted October 24, 2013 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)

A flag-bearing relay team of 20 active-duty service members start to run the Arizona Run for the Fallen event at Freedom Park in Tucson, Oct. 18. Each mile of the run was dedicated to fallen service members from Arizona who died during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation New Dawn

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MDG providing sports physical appointments

Posted August 10, 2012 by Lt. Col. William Fecke

As the 2012-2013 school year quickly approaches, children may need to get a school or sports physical. The 355th Medical Group is working hard to meet this need by modifying the daily schedule to make appointments available. We continue to have open duty day appointments, so your best and fastest option is to call 228-2778…

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D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

Posted March 20, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski 

Members from the University of Arizona Rugby team visited the 55th Rescue Squadron here, March 7 – 8. The two-day visit was a part of the third annual Combat Wildcat event, where the players toured the 55th RQS and participated in team building exercises. Similar to basic military training, the main goal of Combat Wildcat is…

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Benko hosts monthly 5K

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Benko Fitness and Sports Center here hosts a 5K run once a month for Desert Lightning Team members. The fitness center holds these runs to encourage Airmen health and morale. A 5K is five kilometers, or 3.1 miles. The runs are usually held on Sunglow Road, located right inside the Swan gate. The most…

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162nd FW holds fun run alongside F-16s

Posted October 31, 2013 by Senior Airman Lacey Roberts

At the first ever 5k and Family Fun Run held here Sept. 28, runners sped by F-16s on their way to the finish line. More than 45 participants turned out for the event sponsored by the Top 3 and Family Appreciation Day Committee. After 6 months of planning, $200 was raised to support the FAD….

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D-M Airman is roller derby racer

Posted August 16, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Take roller skating, paramedics, cheering fans, an oval track and position names like jammers and you get the sport of roller derby.

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Tucson offers DLT opportunity to horse around

Posted March 20, 2014 by Capt. Susan Harrington

(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington) Lauren Pickett, left, and Gianna Banning pose for a picture in front of the riding arena at Ashbrook Farm in Tucson, March 10. Lauren and Gianna have been riding for three and four years respectively, and both love the sport. Lauren is the daughter of Maj. Michael…

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Recent Academy grad now DOD’s top women’s triathlete

Posted July 11, 2013 by Senior Airman Mariah Tolbert

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) – Her heart beats faster and faster and beads of sweat drip down her face, as she sprints toward the finish line just seconds ahead of several other competitors. This race earned her the title of fastest woman triathlete in the Department of Defense. At the age of 15, 2nd Lt. Samantha Morrison,…

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For the love of the game

Posted November 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie 

“At one point in my life, the act of dribbling a ball meant everything to me,” said the 32 year old. James Barnes, mechanic, was born in 1981 in a small town just outside of Oklahoma City. His parents, retired Master Sgt. Mike and Judy Barnes had three kids; two girls and a boy. Growing…

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