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ACC leaders visit 355th Fighter Wing

Senior leaders from Air Combat Command headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1-4.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Salutes & Awards

D-M Airmen receive Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018….

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Airman David English Local

New command chief takes reins

The 162 Wing, based in Tucson, Ariz., celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Local

D-M hosts 2018 Heritage Flight

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team along with the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon demo teams will be flying in this year’s Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course, March 1-4, 2018.

Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb Air Force

Pilot battles brain cancer, recovery with faith

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Walking into his backyard after an Easter egg hunt, Capt. Hunter Barnhill’s hand formed a fist, holding itself with incredible and uncontrollable strength. He attempted to spread his fingers but instead fell to the ground before his friends and his 2-year-old son, Nolan, who looked confused. Unable to control…

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Maintainers compete in annual load crew competition

Posted  February 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Tech. Sgt. Timothy Skeldon, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief connects the umbilical cable from the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile to the launcher of an A-10C Thunderbolt II during the 2017 load crew of the year competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 26,…

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted  January 30, 2018

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted  January 30, 2018

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

Heritage Flight to bring airpower to Super Bowl LII

Posted  January 29, 2018

While many families, friends and football fans gather to watch Super Bowl LII, members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight are scheduled to visit Minnesota to represent the Air Force during the event.

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News briefs

Posted  January 29, 2018

Nevada Air Force base: No serious injuries in aircraft fire Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., says there were no serious injuries when an aircraft had to abort its takeoff and caught fire at the installation in Nevada. The Australian Government Department of Defence said in a statement Jan. 27 that the incident involved an EA-18G…

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