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162nd Wing celebrates 60 years; a military legacy continues

Posted May 19, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — On any given day, F-16 Fighting Falcons zip through the southern Arizona skies – their pilots perfecting their skills – showcasing military readiness thousands of feet above the desert. It’s a reoccurring scene similar to what an observer might have experienced in 1956 – the birth year of what is now the 162nd Wing…

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2016 promotion test feedback survey now available online

Posted December 7, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2016 Air Force Enlisted Promotion Test feedback survey is now available on the Air Education and Training Command Airman Advancement Division web site. The survey focuses on the knowledge areas evaluated on the test and the study references listed in the promotion cycle Enlisted Promotions References and Requirements…

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Connecting through faith and campfires

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.  — Military stations around the western United States, came together for the 2015 Grand Canyon Weekend Breakaway camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 18-20. More than 90 people attended the weekend breakaway, including active duty U.S. Airmen and Marines, Air National Guardsman, military spouses and couples, as well as, civilians…

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Retraining offers change for Airmen

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — There are times when Airmen that enter the Air Force may not have fully understood the job that was given to them, it wasn’t what they expected, or they knew what to expect but are now looking for a change. Fortunately, Airmen have the opportunity to attain that…

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Exercise Angel Thunder 2015

Posted June 5, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released) U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Westly Vincent, Task Force Tatanka, CH-47D Chinook flight engineer, conducts airspace surveillance on the back of a CH-47D while flying over southern Arizona during Exercise Angel Thunder June 2, 2015. Angel Thunder is hosted by the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air…

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A1C Stone released from hospital after stabbing attack

Posted October 16, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was released from the University of California Davis Medical Center on Oct. 15 after receiving treatment for multiple stab wounds following an altercation in Sacramento last week. Stone was recently honored for his heroic actions in thwarting a gunman’s attack on a French train in August. “It’s…

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563rd RQG deploys assets in response to Hurricane Irma

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski A pilot from the 79th Rescue Squadron conducts a preflight check on an HC-130J Combat King II before deploying to south Fla., in response to Hurricane Irma from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2017. Approximately 80 Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group deployed to south…

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Budget: A friend in disguise?

Posted April 1, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Money — many people use it every day, and it may seem to go as quickly as it comes. To ensure money is being saved or set aside toward a goal that is beneficial to the earner, creating and following a budget just might be the answer. “A budget…

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AFSVA gets ready for 2016 youth camps

Posted March 22, 2016 by Steve Warns

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Teenagers looking to cure those summertime blues will have various camps to choose from this year, thanks to central funding from the Air Force Services Activity, also known as AFSVA. Teen family members of active-duty military assigned to or working or living on an Air Force led/joint installation;…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski
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British JTACs benefit from training in U.S. desert

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

BARRY M. GOLDWATER RANGE, Ariz. — Four joint tactical air controllers from the British Army and Royal Air Force trained at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sept. 21-25. The frequent air traffic at the BMGR provided the JTACs with a fast track to becoming more proficient in their career field. British Armed Forces JTACs are the link between…

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