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D-M Airmen balance flexibility, survivability, lethality in readiness exercise

Landing in an austere location, a small number of Airmen move at a rapid pace to accomplish a very specific mission. With only the necessary supplies needed to survive for a week, they begin to unload food, shelter and equipment. After unloading, they set up a campsite as home base for their operations.

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FARP: Land, refuel, leave

In the darkness of night, forward area refueling point team members wait for an HC-130J Combat King II to land – marking the start of training.

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Air Force ICTs make a comeback

While A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly high above the desert mountains, U.S. Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona await the airframe’s arrival on the flight line below, anticipating the workload to come.

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F-35 demos new bag of tricks at D-M air show

As one of the premier acts at the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March 23 and 24 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team has something new in its bag of tricks. Capt. Andrew Olson, demonstration team commander and pilot, has spent much of the last three months designing,…

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Digital guardians ward off cyber attacks

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain. As a result of sensitive information being distributed digitally, cyber-attacks have become more prevalent as technology progresses. These attacks can wreak havoc on mediums ranging from personal cell phones to complex…


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Eyes wide open: The time we saved a life

Posted  December 7, 2018

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — As Airmen, we are constantly preparing to be ready for the worst days of our lives. We live by a fit-to-fight ethos and maintain readiness for the most extreme of emergency situations. Sometimes, though, we realize we aren’t just prepared to fight for our lives, we remember…

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Effective leaders touch heart before asking for a hand

Posted  December 7, 2018

Over the past few weeks, I have been involved with conversations that were mostly centered on how to deal with personnel concerns. One of the first questions I ask is how well is your relationship with said person? Do you have one? Is it cordial or is it nonexistent? Today, I wanted to share this…

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More cadets given opportunity to fly

Posted  December 7, 2018

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — More than 530 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets from the 2019 graduating class have been matched to attend pilot training pending final qualifications and commissioning. This is a 26-percent increase over the 2018 class. “Airmanship is a large part of the academy experience, and a core part of our…

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Turn stress into strength this holiday season

Posted  December 7, 2018

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The holiday season presents opportunities to engage in multiple forms of resiliency. Engaging in close relationships, practicing gratitude, and participating in religious activities that promote spirituality are often helpful aspects of the holidays. However, the holidays may also create stressors that are unique to this time of year. Extra…

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Reservist serves underserved communities

Posted  December 7, 2018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Last month, during Native American History Month observance, we recognized their significant past and present contributions to this country, including efforts to give back to their communities. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve…

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