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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…

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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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Courage without hesitation

Posted  October 25, 2012

You are driving east on I-10 towards D-M. The sun is setting, and you are running late. You had to run back home to let your dog back in your house, and you are still competing with the fast moving traffic to get to base. Six cars ahead of your vehicle you see a Ford…

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30-Day Inspection ensures functionality, saves lives

Posted  October 25, 2012

It takes an entire village to raise a child, and it takes an entire squadron to get an aircraft in the air, keep it there, and make sure the personnel on board are safe. The 563rd Operations Support Squadron is one such squadron, but there is more than just aircraft maintenance involved. There are also…

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D-M helps set exercise standards for the Air Force

Posted  October 25, 2012

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted an evaluation team during the Response Training and Assessment Program exercise Oct. 17-19.

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D-M continues to save energy

Posted  October 25, 2012

The D-M Energy Team has a knack for producing great ideas for the future of D-M. They also have a talent for coming up with ideas that save money for the base. Before upgrades, Davis-Monthan used up to $7.8 million a year on utilities. The Energy Team is looking to bring it down even more…

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Arizona Air Guardsman honored as Analyst of the Year

Posted  October 25, 2012

The Outstanding Analyst of the Year Award was presented to Arizona Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Svetlana Sevciuc for her full-time work as an intelligence specialist with the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in July.

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31st Annual WEPTAC Conference

Posted  October 25, 2012

Warfighters from throughout the United States will gathered at the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC), Tucson International Airport for the 31st annual Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) Oct. 22-26.

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Local Briefs Oct 26, 2012

Posted  October 25, 2012

Learn how to file for divorce in Arizona Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Presented by the Base Legal Office. Please RSVP at 228-5690. Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Is your deployed loved one coming home soon? Come out and…

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43rd ECS holds canned food drive

Posted  October 25, 2012

The 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron is collecting canned food for the Cardiac Community Kitchen and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona until November 9th. This is the first time the 43rd ECS has held this event. “It was an idea to get us involved in the community,” said Capt. Jeremy Jacques, 43rd Electronic Combat…

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Eagle’s Nest’s doors fly open again

Posted  October 18, 2012

The Eagle’s Nest Snack Bar and Grill has opened its doors again, and it has come back with a few improvements. Improvements include the relocation of the cash register, installation of new blinds and carpeting, and more. All improvements have created more space and comfort for customers. “We moved the cash register to the area…

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Airmen volunteer for “Tucson Meet Yourself”

Posted  October 18, 2012

The “Tucson Meet Yourself” Festival was held Oct. 12-14 in downtown Tucson and more than 40 members of the Desert Lightning Team volunteered their time to the annual community event. Airmen were scheduled to help with set-up, tear down, green team, which is a trash pickup and recycling detail, and traffic control. “Most of the…

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