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Arizona Airmen memorialize fallen Iraqi fighter pilot

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing honored the life and memory of Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Rasid Mohammed Sideeq Hasan during a memorial service here July 7. Hasan died June 24 after his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Douglas, Arizona, during a night training mission.  He trained with Air Guard members…

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Viper Demo Team pilot ‘Rockets’ to new heights

  SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — An F-16CM Fighting Falcon shoots into the air, flying at a speed of 400 knots as it is pulled through various maneuvers to demonstrate its capabilities. Maneuvering the aircraft through inversions, undergoing eight to nine times the force of gravity, and pushing the F-16 to its limits is Capt. Craig…

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Working group to study implications of transgender service

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader

Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be leaders in…

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Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…


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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship applicants for 2016 programs

Posted  June 4, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs. The programs offer unique professional career developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Kris Hunter, the Air Force Personnel Center officer of developmental education. Applicants…

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Women’s AF history expands with new four-star

Posted  June 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In Air Force history a legacy has been written, by women, for women. The walls of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial are filled with stories of historic and iconic women from all U.S. military services that have served the nation. History has once again been written. Those halls now…

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Davis-Monthan deployed Airmen update

Posted  June 4, 2015

Since the beginning of the year the base has deployed 1,166 Airmen in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and various other combatant commanders around the world. The A-10s supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve are fulfilling the Theatre Security Package in Europe. They have focused on close air support and strengthening communication with Joint Terminal Attack Controllers….

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Exercise Angel Thunder 2015

Posted  June 4, 2015

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Morrison, Expeditionary Operations Training Group instructor, demonstrates how to anchor a rappel rope using the natural environment to fellow Marines during Exercise Angel Thunder 2015 high angle rescue training at Mount Lemmon, Ariz., June 1. During the training, U.S. Marines and U.S. Airmen practiced tying knots, anchoring ropes, rappelling…

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Exercise Angel Thunder 2015

Posted  June 4, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz) U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Westly Vincent, Task Force Tatanka, CH-47D Chinook flight engineer, and 1st Lt. Sebastien Guilhemotonia secure themselves as a CH-47D takes off from the at Ruby Fuzzy MOA, Ariz., during Exercise Angel Thunder, June 2. Angel Thunder is the world?s largest personnel…

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2014 Davis-Monthan Annual Water Quality Report

Posted  June 4, 2015

IS MY WATER SAFE? Yes, your water is safe! We are pleased to present the 2014 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence  Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report provides a detailed look at the Davis-Monthan drinking water program and what the Davis-Monthan drinking water team does for you every…

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Programs provide opportunities for internships, jobs

Posted  June 4, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Recent college graduates interested in federal employment can take advantage of current open recruiting for the Recent Graduates Program as well as three other programs offered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make becoming a federal employee easier. The Recent Graduates Program, the Air Force Summer…

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D-M Airman selected for U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team

Posted  June 4, 2015

A D-M Airman athlete was chosen to represent the U.S. Air Force for the U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team. Senior Airman Russell LewisPablo, 25th Operational Weather Squadron weather forecaster and resource protection specialist, is one of five Airmen who will be playing for the team. “I feel extremely blessed to get the opportunity to play…

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Local Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted  June 4, 2015

Family “Dive-in” Movie Night June 12, sunset – Outdoor Rec Pool Bring your family and enjoy a free movie night at the Outdoor Rec Pool. Movie will start at sunset. The movie will be The Spongebob Movie. For more information, call 228-3736. 3 on 3 Soccer Tournament June 13, 10 a.m. – Benko Fitness Center A…

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Veterans visit D.C. monuments, memorials through Honor Flight Network

Posted  June 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Whether standing at the Air Force memorial or silently observing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, a program gives military veterans the chance to see monuments and landmarks in the Washington metropolitan area. The Honor Flight Network flies veterans here to visit memorials that honor their service to the…

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