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354th FS and 355th AMXS deploy

Posted October 4, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Members of the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently deployed from D-M. The first to leave were a complement of operators and maintainers…

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AFSOUTH sends training team to Colombia to prepare for Exercise ANGEL THUNDER

Posted April 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Heather Redman

Capts. Aaron Cavazos and David Nagle, A-10 weapons officers assigned to the 355th Fighter Wing, recently returned from their second mobile training team (MTT) event this year with the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) to prepare for their participation in Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. During their trip, Cavazos and Nagle worked with the COLAF to help develop…

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Where the land meets the sky Davis-Monthan deployers participate in “Show-n-Tell” in Bagram

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U.S. Airmen from the 455 EAMXS and 41 EAMU deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, participated in a “Show-n-tell” with U.S. Marines also deployed to BAF on Feb. 23. This meeting afforded an opportunity for members of both services to become better acquainted with equipment and procedures utilized during joint missions. The Airmen showcased the…

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Father and son duo share deployment together

Posted June 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Wade

BAGRAM AIR FIELDS, Afghanistan – If people were to look at the last names, they wouldn’t be able to tell these two Air Force members were father and son, but for the last 18 years they have been inseparable, even on a deployment.

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Military response begins as troops, equipment reach Liberia

Posted September 25, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON – The increased U.S. assistance President Barack Obama announced this week has begun to arrive in Liberia, one of the West African countries hardest-hit by the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said here today. Army Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the U.S. Army Africa commander who…

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Airmen return A-10 to air after catastrophic engine failure in Iraq

Posted April 30, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — A maintenance repair team from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron recently responded to an A-10C Thunderbolt II that suffered a noncombat-related engine failure and had to divert to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The jet’s number one engine suffered catastrophic damage during a routine refueling mission and the pilot was able…

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Holocaust survivor: ‘You’re the last generation that will hear from us’

Posted April 26, 2012 by Amber Baillie

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — To this day, 77-year-old Marion Blumenthal Lazan feels a strong sense of fear when she sees a German Shepard. It takes her back to that cold, rainy night in 1944 when she arrived at Bergen-Belsen…

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Thankfulness leads one airman to serve

Posted November 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Serbian paramilitary forces surrounded Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during the Bosnian conflict, bombarding the city with heavy artillery in 1992. U.S Air Force Capt. Merima White, 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency resident physician, then 9 years-old, survived the conflict as a young child and attributes her experiences to who she is…

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U.S. Military begins training Iraqi Forces to take on ISIL

Posted January 8, 2015 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON – The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today that…

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Western hemisphere Air Chiefs meet at CONJEFAMER

Posted July 9, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

MEXICO CITY  — United-Allied. This is the motto of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, or SICOFAA. The organization is a collection of more than 20 air force leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. They met June 22-26 in Mexico City for a summit known as the Conference of American Air Chiefs to confer…

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