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162nd hosts Dutch air force commander

Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, the commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, spent the day visiting Airmen at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport and the evening attending a graduation for his newest fighter pilots June 16, 2017. 

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Destruction fosters partnerships

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Local

68th RQF transitions to 68th RQS

As the only human based weapon system in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

D-M, local community attend Air Force Partnership meeting

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base leadership and local Tucson community leaders attended an Air Force Community Partnership annual update meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

Ground-breaking base-wide improvements

The 355th Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., held a ground-breaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar, May 24.


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Salutes & Awards

STEP above the rest

Posted  May 8, 2017

Courtesy photograph Tech. Sgt. Rachel Merriman, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, receives her promotion certificate at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 19, 2017. Merriman was hand-selected by her leadership to be promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. Staff Sgt. Rachel Merriman, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman at Luke…

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Veterans

Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted  May 8, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: May 5

Posted  May 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, female Airmen have 12 months after childbirth to decide if they will separate from service, Course 15 is replaced by a new NCO distance learning course, and the Air Force sponsors a cyber security hacking contest.

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Health & Safety

TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted  May 8, 2017

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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Commentary

Let’s have a cup of coffee

Posted  May 5, 2017

Editor’s note: Maj. Gregory Lewis is an individual mobilization augmentee assigned to the Defense Technology Security Administration. Regardless of your profession, many of us have been in positions defining the required leadership and management qualifications as an expectation of our ability to execute our office. Like many things, no two are alike and not one…

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