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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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Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S. Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand. Also in 1974, a young man named Paul Koester decided that he wanted to join the world’s…

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D-M Airmen march in Tucson Veterans Day Parade

TUCSON, Ariz. — Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participated in the Tucson Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11. A formation of more than 100 Airmen, consisting of D-M Honor Guardsmen, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians in full gear and Airmen from various units, marched in the streets of downtown Tucson. “I was able to…

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AF veterans reveal what Veterans Day means to them

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. (AFNS) — The day when nearly 70 bullets riddled his Sikorsky HH-3E “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopter as his crew tried to save two Airmen during the Vietnam War remains vivid for retired Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Richardson. It was March 14, 1968, and Richardson, a flight engineer at the time,…

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Forecasting for 81 DoD locations

Posted  November 9, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 25th Operational Weather Squadron works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep military aircraft flying and personnel safe. The primary mission of the squadron is to forecast for 81 Department of Defense locations in the Western U.S. They provide support to Air Force and Army…

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Travis doctor saves hero Airman’s life

Posted  November 3, 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — By the 20th hour of her 30-hour shift, she had already managed two gunshot victims when the call came into the emergency room. Just 2 miles away, an ambulance rushed to transport a 23-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds to Sacramento’s only Level 1 trauma center, located…

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Meet Arizona’s next air refueling wing commander

Posted  November 3, 2015

PHOENIX – The men and women of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing will welcome their new commander during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Dec. 5, at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base. Col. Tupper Daniels will serve as the KC-135 Stratotanker unit’s 14th commanding officer…

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D-M to hold operational readiness exercise

Posted  November 3, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Davis-Monthan AFB will be conducting a routine operational readiness exercise Nov. 3-5.  Please be advised there will be increased activity on the base during the exercise. During the exercise period, alarms, sirens and loudspeaker announcements may be heard at residences on and near the base. These exercises are held…

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Winter Wonderland

Posted  November 2, 2015
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