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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…


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State of the Air Force Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Posted  October 7, 2016

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19 in National Harbor, Md. James also addressed key…

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Air Force has openings for civilian aircraft maintainers

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Air Force is looking for qualified civilian aircraft maintainers to fill vital positions within the Air Force Civilian Service. Unique skills such as installation, modification, testing, repair and other critical areas are integral to ensuring the safety of Airmen around the world and the continued dominance of the Air Force in the global theater….

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12th AF (AFSOUTH) welcomes new commander

Posted  October 5, 2016

The airmen of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern welcomed a new commander during a ceremony Oct. 3 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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‘Ghost Rider’ in the sky: B-52 departs Tinker in historic flight

Posted  October 3, 2016

The first B-52H Stratofortress to be resurrected from long-term storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group [Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.] to rejoin the active strategic bomber fleet soared into the sky from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 27, 2016.

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576th FLTS realigns administratively under 20th Air Force

Posted  October 3, 2016

The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate will transfer administrative control of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to the 20th Air Force Commander effective Oct. 1. According to Col. Craig Ramsey, the 576th FLTS commander, the purpose of this realignment is twofold: provide a clear administrative chain of command in a more typical military…

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