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MDA awards Raytheon study contract for Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Posted August 18, 2015 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $9,775,608 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept that can destroy several objects within a threat complex by considering advanced sensor, divert and attitude control and communication concepts. “We fully support the Missile Defense Agency’s goal of increasing the effectiveness and reliability of…

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Chaplain office supports Rescue mission

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

The military as a whole prides itself in promoting a “comprehensive fitness” model of health, and one major component is spiritual health. With a goal of supporting each individual’s personal faith beliefs, the U.S. Air Force and Reserve chaplain’s corps encourages members to attend services that enhance their spiritual lives. Ch. (Maj.) Andre Mooney, 943rd…

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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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Arizona heat hard on vehicle

Posted August 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — It’s that time of year again when most Arizona vehicle owners put up their sunshades to protect their vehicle’s interior from the heat, but this will do little to protect the vehicle’s engine parts and tires. “With the extreme heat in Arizona, the main areas of the car that are usually…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)
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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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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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700 students in military families earn scholarship awards

Posted July 1, 2015 by Mike Perron

  FORT LEE, Va., – Seven hundred students of military families will each receive a $2,000 scholarship this year, thanks to the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program. The scholarship, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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D-M law enforcement recognizes National Police Week

Posted May 21, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Law enforcement agencies at Davis-Monthan celebrated National Police Week here during the week of May 11-15. National Police Week focuses on remembering law enforcement officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The week consisted of several activities including a combat arms firing competition where agencies convened at the Combat Arms Training…

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Dreamliner lands, defuels at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 16, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 26. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials rather than aluminum. A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed on…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)
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Soaring Heights awarded for resident satisfaction

Posted March 12, 2015 by

WinnResidential Military Housing Services, the firm providing property management and maintenance services for Lend Lease’s military housing portfolio, including Soaring Heights Communities at Davis-Monthan, has been recognized as a 2014 SatisFacts National Award Winner in resident satisfaction. SatisFacts, the leading national resident relationship management services company, has recognized WinnResidential Military Housing Services as a “Top…

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