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D-M Airmen participate in exercise Cactus Flag

Airment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the annual Cactus Flag exercise, which began operations Dec. 4, 2017.

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San Antonio civic leaders go west, experience Total Force

"Go west, young man" American author Horace Greeley said about America's expansion westward. Recently, 22 civic leaders from the San Antonio area did just that during the 433rd Airlift Wing's Civic Leaders' Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 16-17, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson Local

AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency

Most people hear the words Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device, but for the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., it means efficiency.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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WW II vet grateful for life of blessings

Posted  November 3, 2017

We hear the term ‘larger-than-life’ often, which can mean someone who led a life of adventure and was never afraid to try something new. Flay Randolph is such a person. He served in the Navy in World War II and joined at age 16. “My dad was reluctant to sign the enlistment papers because I…

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Airman ropes off stress, uses music

Posted  November 3, 2017

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Sitting on the edge of her stool, staring out at a sea of faces staring back, she tunes her guitar. Once the guitar is just right she takes a sip of her drink, grabs her pick, takes a deep breath and begins playing. Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support…

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From combat controller to paralympian

Posted  November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: This article was first published March 31, 2010. SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo.  ­—  In the blink of an eye your life can change forever. That’s exactly what happened to Sean Halsted when he fell 40 feet to the ground while fast roping from a helicopter during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Florida. He…

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Air Force nurse possessed optimism until end

Posted  November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: This interview took place in July. Virginia Caldwell passed away Aug. 23. When we think of Kansas, we are reminded of The Wizard of Oz, Dodge City and the great Kansas University basketball teams, which included Wilt Chamberlain. Kansas also gave us the late Virginia Caldwell who served 31 years —1963 to 1994—…

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Tobacco: Pledge to quit, win teeth whitening kit

Posted  November 3, 2017

Many health benefits go along with quitting tobacco. An often-overlooked benefit is the positive effect on oral health. Davis-Monthan Dental Clinic is sponsoring a drawing for a custom teeth-whitening kit for those who pledge to quit using tobacco Nov. 16 for the American Cancer Association’s “Great American Smokeout.” The kits include lab-fabricated custom bleaching trays…

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