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D-M Airman to be honored as a Tucson Father of the Year

The Father’s Day Council Tucson has chosen a Desert Lightning Team member as a 2014 Tucson Father of the Year. Capt. Joshua Palochak, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron senior mission crew commander, is one of six Tucson fathers who will be honored during an awards gala June 13. Each honoree will be recognized for mastering the…

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USAF Thunderbirds

This weekend, a familiar face is making a temporary appearance to the airspace above D-M. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to participate in the 2014 D-M Air Show Open House. The Thunderbirds will be celebrating their 61st season of flying. The precise, calculated maneuvers that make the Thunderbirds a fan favorite require the pilots to have…

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Jack Braden) World

Arizona’s F-16 schoolhouse builds capable partners, strong bonds

Over European castles, Middle Eastern deserts and Pacific islands, F-16 fighter pilots are soaring in ever-increasing numbers. Their experiences, nationalities and cultures are different, but they share several common bonds. They are partners, they are friends and they learned to fly their F-16s at the Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. With more…

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AFSOUTH sends training team to Colombia to prepare for Exercise ANGEL THUNDER

Capts. Aaron Cavazos and David Nagle, A-10 weapons officers assigned to the 355th Fighter Wing, recently returned from their second mobile training team (MTT) event this year with the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) to prepare for their participation in Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. During their trip, Cavazos and Nagle worked with the COLAF to help develop…

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Take on the Marine Challenge

Airmen test their strength and abilities through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ drill, here. The ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Drill is one of three components of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test and is designed to measure functional fitness in a combat environment. This course is mandatory for all Marines, however the 355th Force Support Squadron decided…


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D-M hosts adaptive sporting demo

Posted  November 9, 2012

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Hector Herrera, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, and Master Sgt. Steven Shulski, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, tip off during an adaptive sporting demonstration at the Benko Fitness Center on here Oct. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle) Disabled athletes from the University…

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Warrior of the Week

Posted  November 9, 2012

Airman 1st Class Scott A. Garner Family: Allen Garner, Annette Garner, Arielle Alelunas Hometown: Tucson, AZ Unit: 943rd Operations Support Flight Job title: Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician Job description: Inspect, maintain, and pack aircrew flight equipment such as oxygen masks, NVG’s, survival kits, flotation devices, anti G-suits, and parachutes. Most rewarding job aspect: Ensuring aircrew…

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AF officials delay MilPDS upgrade

Posted  November 9, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are delaying the upgrade of the Military Personnel Data System that was originally scheduled for December. Delaying the upgrade is necessary to ensure the new system is thoroughly tested by the Air Force Personnel Center and other Department of Defense and Air Force agencies that use…

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Program gives recordable books to deployed Airmen

Posted  November 9, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services officials are sending more than 900 recordable children’s books to learning resource centers at six deployed locations throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility. The Air Force Library Program collaborated with the Directorate of Services’ PLAYpass initiative to…

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Strong leadership today may save lives tomorrow

Posted  November 9, 2012

An Afghan woman and her son ride a donkey through a U.S. Army scout presence patrol in Nawbor Village, Bala Murghab District, Badghis Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2011. The scouts, who hail from White Platoon, Bulldog Troop, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, identified the woman’s family as having recently moved to the village, after insurgents…

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AFOSI tip line lets base-level agents investigate crime

Posted  November 9, 2012

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced its first anonymous tip line, which operates via the Internet, SMS (text messaging), and a smart phone application. This tool will allow anyone to provide OSI with anonymous tips on everything from drugs and theft to terrorist activities and potential…

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D-M observes “America Recycles Day” everyday

Posted  November 9, 2012

November 15 is the day America has proclaimed as America Recycles Day. This day is to remind and re-educate everyone about our direct and indirect impacts on the environment. Just remember, it is not about just this one day in November, it is about the mindset and constant awareness of how we impact our environment…

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How can I ride a motorcycle on base?

Posted  November 9, 2012

Students of the Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course practice basic riding techniques on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The course consists of one day of in-class learning and two days of actual riding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore) Are you tired of riding around base on four wheels? Do you…

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Outdoor Rec offers low cost events for Airmen

Posted  November 9, 2012

Members of the Desert Lightning Team scale obstacles at the 4H High Ropes course held by the Single Airmen Initiative program in Tucson, Ariz. March 8. The SAI is an Air Force-wide program endorsed by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Are you looking for something fun and inexpensive to do…

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UofA Career Day gives glimpse of officer duties

Posted  November 9, 2012

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Rolland Holland, 355th Operation Support Squadron Airfield Operations Flight commander, talks with University of Arizona ROTC cadets about his career field in the Air Force at a Career day held at the UofA campus Nov. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook) Officers from a wide…

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