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Put safety first during the holiday season

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The holiday season is known for being a time of giving and cheer, but it can also be one of the most dangerous times of year if the proper safety precautions aren’t taken. “Each year there are approximately 350 driving fatalities during Christmas and 350 driving fatalities on New Year’s Day,”…

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D-M’s Mustangs defeat Ft. Huachuca’s Black Hawks in 2nd Turkey Bowl

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.  — The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs competed against the Fort Huachuca Army Black Knights during the Turkey Bowl 2015 at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 20. The Turkey Bowl 2015 was the second annual flag football game between D-M AFB and Fort Huachuca. The family friendly event was free to all from both installations. The…

Alisa Deuermeyer, a volunteer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., laughs as U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Fridinger, additional duty first sergeant assigned to the Air Combat Command Communications Support Squadron, performs a card trick at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 21, 2015. Veterans

Face of Defense: ‘Magic’ NCO Reaches Airmen, Veterans

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — From a distance, Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Fridinger, the first sergeant for the Air Combat Command Communications Support Squadron, looks like any other senior noncommissioned officer; his uniform is in order, military-issued silver glasses frame his eyes, his hair trimmed with precision. But what makes Fridinger unique is what…

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How we quit smokin’

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) — “Smoke in the cockpit! Smoke in the cockpit!” the flight crew yells in unison. Then the dreaded radio transmission goes out: “Declaring an IFE (in flight emergency); request immediate return to base for landing.” Moments before the troubling exclamations occurred, the flight crew of the massive C-5M Super…

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What to know about Fitness Assessments

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — The Air Force’s Fitness Assessment is one of the many opportunities for Airmen to display their Core Values. When it comes to this assessment, Airmen here must know what to expect, what to avoid, and how to prepare in order to exceed. FA sessions are scheduled here Monday through Friday at…

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British JTACs benefit from training in U.S. desert

Posted  October 13, 2015

BARRY M. GOLDWATER RANGE, Ariz. — Four joint tactical air controllers from the British Army and Royal Air Force trained at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sept. 21-25. The frequent air traffic at the BMGR provided the JTACs with a fast track to becoming more proficient in their career field. British Armed Forces JTACs are the link between…

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Hispanic Heritage Month at D-M

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Desert Lightning Team Airmen are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, the yearly appreciation of the heritage and cultural diversity of Hispanic Americans, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. On the authority of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, the theme for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans:…

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A Change of Mind

Posted  October 13, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz.  — The opposing team was on offense, driving hard down the field while kicking up pellets of rubber on their way toward the goal. I knew how this worked; I had done this many times before in every game since I was a kid. The last thing I remember is tracking the black and white…

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Connecting through faith and campfires

Posted  October 13, 2015

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.  — Military stations around the western United States, came together for the 2015 Grand Canyon Weekend Breakaway camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 18-20. More than 90 people attended the weekend breakaway, including active duty U.S. Airmen and Marines, Air National Guardsman, military spouses and couples, as well as, civilians…

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Retraining offers change for Airmen

Posted  October 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — There are times when Airmen that enter the Air Force may not have fully understood the job that was given to them, it wasn’t what they expected, or they knew what to expect but are now looking for a change. Fortunately, Airmen have the opportunity to attain that…

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