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D-M proves lethality during readiness exercise

The 355th Wing at Davivs-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continues to lead the Air Force in high-end operational readiness as it proves the "Dynamic Wing" construct during exercise Bushwhacker 19-05.

Air Force

CAS teams help Airmen meet new challenges

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high-end fight. The base and Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little…

World

World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

Local

Thunder, lightning on display at D-M air show

Stephanie Lee Smith RV-8 Stephanie Lee Smith Chuck Helton U.S. Air Force Parachute Team Wings of Blue Demo Stephanie Lee Smith Heritage Flight Stephanie Lee Smith U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon Chuck Helton F-22 Raptor Chuck Helton HH-60G Pave Hawk Chuck Helton A-10 pyrotechnic display

Air Force

2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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DM celebrates 20th anniversary of Heritage Flight training, certification

Posted  March 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation together over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2019, during the 2019 Heritage Flight Training and Certification…

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Commentary

Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted  March 1, 2019

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published March 18, 2015. WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is…

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Commentary

Stigmatize ‘rape culture’ by pursuing healthy dialogue

Posted  March 1, 2019

Editor’s note: This commentary focuses on the perpetuation of rape culture from one Airman’s perspective and offers recommendations on how to improve upon this issue in the Air Force and society as a whole. KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — As service members, we receive a number of mandatory sexual harassment and assault awareness briefings…

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News

Concerned leaders order review of base housing

Posted  March 1, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100-percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1. Asserting that…

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Air Force

AFMC hiring effort draws new talent faster

Posted  March 1, 2019

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — With a command mission that relies heavily on a more than 65,000 person civilian workforce, recruiting, developing and retaining top talent is critical to success. This is the driving force behind the ongoing AFMC effort to transform the civilian hiring process across the enterprise to meet mission needs today…

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