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AF focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions

Posted July 24, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21. This follows the recent Air Force announcement on headquarters organization and staffing reductions. Those changes are designed to eliminate redundant activities and improve efficiencies while also satisfying…

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Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable temperature. The smell of rain drifts on the desert wind. Finally a blinding flash and sonic boom is released to signal the beginning of a desert storm. Like two sides of a coin, Arizona offers over 100 degree…

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Women’s History Month Series: Lt. Col. Jennifer Short

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

Lt. Col. Jennifer Short, 358th Fighter Squadron commander, is one of nearly 20 female A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots Air Force-wide. Short grew up in a military family. Her dad was a fighter pilot, and her brother went to the Air Force Academy when she was in high school.

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355th Fighter Wing changes command, welcomes new leader

Posted August 7, 2014 by

Air Force Col. James P. Meger receives the 355th Fighter Wing guidon from Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 1. Meger replaced Col. Kevin. E. Blanchard and is now responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the…

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Jamming the enemy with joint integration

Posted August 6, 2015 by Airman First Class Cheyenne Morigeau 

Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform. Leaving the flight deck of the EA-6B Prowler behind for a few years, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, joins the Desert Lightning Team. Leach is part of a three-year inter-service exchange program…

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355th Operations Support Squadron

Posted June 13, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The 355th Operations Support Squadron directs operational support functions such as base operations, air traffic control and intelligence. They also develop flying schedules for roughly 14,000 sorties a year. Staff Sgt. Amanda Villarreal, 355th Operations Support Squadron noncommissioned-officer-in-charge of wing scheduling, reserves air space for installation aircraft at Davis-Monthan on June 4. The map sitting…

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162nd Wing Airmen refine warrior skills in the high country

Posted September 11, 2014 by 2nd Lt Lacey Roberts

BELLEMONT, Ariz. — Enhancement of deployment and domestic response skills were the assignments given to 73 members of the 162nd Wing during an exercise Aug. 11-15 at Camp Navajo Collective Training Center. “What would you do if you were deployed?” asked Lt. Col. Gregory Bliss, deputy commander of the 162nd Wing Mission Support Group and…

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Warriors caring for warriors

Posted August 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — It is 6:30 p.m. Most of San Antonio is winding down from a full day’s work, settling in at home with their families and friends. For Airmen from the 559th En-Route Patient Staging System, the day is just beginning as they make their way to the office one-by-one. Based…

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Diamond Sharp October 4, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013 by Staff

Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. James R. Dillahunt / 355 SFS/S3OA First Sergeant:  Master Sgt. John Brown Duty Title: BDOC Controller When joined the AF: Aug. 30, 2005 Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana Hobbies:  Sports – Baseball/ Football Selection Reasons:   On July 4, 2013, Staff Sgt. Dillahunt was posted as crowd control during the fireworks display at…

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Air Forces Southern hosts first Aeromedical Symposium

Posted September 11, 2014 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman) Pararescuemen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., demonstrate casualty care to dozens of military medical professionals from Latin American nations Aug. 28. Air Forces Southern hosted the Aerospace Medicine Symposium as a multinational key leader engagement designed to strengthen aerospace…

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