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Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit.

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First sergeants give back to D-M community

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This…

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New lodging at D-M …

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Daniel Baker, the 355th Force Support Squadron lodging general manager, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s lodging team perform a ceremonial groundbreaking June 9 for the Inn at Davis-Monthan AFB. Construction of the new lodging facilities is scheduled to be completed between January and February of 2019.

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Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero

QUANTICO, Va. — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters presented the Bronze Star Medal to the brother of the first OSI fallen hero, nearly 50 years after he was killed in action. During its first Celebration of Life event May 22, OSI also remembered the lives and honored the legacies of its 16…

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Unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Dogs are believed by many to be man’s best friend. They have been companions to humans for hundreds of years. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working…


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Safety — Make it a habit for life

Posted  June 29, 2016

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — The summer months equate to a seemingly insatiable appetite to get outside and have some fun. Good weather, warm temperatures and the extra daylight hours instinctively drive people to a wide variety of outdoor activities, which simply put, are a lot of fun. Summertime can be an enjoyable time…

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PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted  June 29, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time. Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years. “Twenty…

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A family tradition: Grandfather, grandson maintain KC-135s

Posted  June 29, 2016

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — Families often carry a profession through their generations. For Staff Sgt. Austin Phillips and his grandfather, they’ve helped maintain the aerial refueling mission. Phillips, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire section chief, is assigned to the KC-135 Stratotanker, the same aircraft his grandfather once worked on nearly 60…

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Students lead large-scale joint forcible entry exercise

Posted  June 29, 2016

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) — Sixteen mobility Airmen attending the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participated in a joint forcible entry exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range June 18. The exercise, known as JFE Vul, is a large-scale air mobility exercise designed to expose students to…

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A dog and his handler

Posted  June 22, 2016

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The strength of a working relationship can grow exponentially when, at the office, a co-worker jumps all around his cage recklessly wagging his tail, ready to cover faces with big, fat, slobbery kisses. That is the reality for a military working dog handler in the 21st Security Forces Squadron. Senior…

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