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First commander’s final celebration

Members of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing family gathered to celebrate the life and memory of retired Maj. Gen. Donald E. Morris during a ceremony in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 14.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Local

Training detachment expands maintainers’ knowledge AF-wide

From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Local

Pioneering new ground

As the Air Force Reserve Command’s only unit-equipped, both actively and classically associated organization, the 924th Fighter Group stood up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., in the spring of 2014.

Photo by Trisha A. Dennis Local

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebaration

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – September is Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Irwin and over 150 Soldiers and family members attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center, Wed. The guest speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric J. Vidal, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR Command Sergeant Major, shared his experiences of growing up in…

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Competitive career opportunities exist via officer crossflow program

One of today’s opportunities for officers to broaden career options comes from the nonrated line officer crossflow program, which currently has openings for officers on active duty in certain career fields to volunteer for retraining into undermanned career fields. The program is designed to optimize the officer inventory and reduce risk in several key mission…

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Citizen Airman saves the life of stranger

Posted  September 2, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz— On his way home from a family Fourth of July outing to a baseball game in Tucson, Arizona, Senior Airman Joseph Youngberg, 924th Maintenance Squadron aircraft medals technology journeyman, became someone’s hero. Due to his willingness to get involved and quick actions, Youngberg, a diplomatic security guard in his civilian…

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Logan Clark

Recycled oil shifts gears

Posted  September 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.— Your car could be running on recycled F-16 oil. At the 162nd Wing, all of the used oil from aircraft maintenance operations is collected and recycled. Yes, recycled. Just like in your car, aircraft need oil. It helps lubricate, cool, clean, seal and generally protect the parts and engine from corrosion. This oil…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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48th RQS Airmen participate in collapsed structure training

Posted  September 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron learn how to properly survey a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The Airmen must do a 360-degree survey of the structure to find the safest point of entry and cordon off any danger zones. U.S. Air…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Dan Clark talk affirms Air Force Green Dot initiatives with resiliency message

Posted  September 2, 2016

One of the top 10 speakers in the world visited Davis-Monthan Aug. 24 to speak to a crowded theater of Desert Lightning Team members about leadership and the art of significance. Among Dan Clark’s messages on “achieving a level beyond success,” he said the Air Force initiatives with its new Green Dot program essentially align…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

AF readiness for global combat power

Posted  September 2, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct Airmen and cargo from Davis-Monthan. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe. “We may be small, but we have…

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