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Grappling, pummeling, trapping: 162nd Airmen learn to ‘close with the enemy’

MARANA, Ariz. – The words on the gym wall summed it up best for 13 security forces specialists who trained at the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site here March 17-21. “The defining characteristic of a warrior is the willingness to close with the enemy.” Through the Basic Combative Course taught by Arizona’s Citizen-Soldiers, the men…

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Military child recognized by Arizona BGCA

A Sonoran Science Academy freshman was recently selected as the Boys and Girls Club of America Arizona Military Youth of the Year. David Zulli, son of Lt. Col. Daniel Zulli, 355th Fighter Wing base chaplain, competed against other youth around Arizona, winning a $1,000 scholarship and advancing on to the regional competition. Being a military…

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Into the wild blue yonder

The Military Personnel Exchange Program allowed a Sailor to switch places with an Airman, giving the Sailor a chance to experience the Air Force. Navy Lieutenant Commander Eric Anderson, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, transferred from the Electronic Attack Wing Pacific at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. for a three year tour…

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It always seems impossible until it’s done: 12th AF Airmen Conquer Hard Charge

A team comprised of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Airmen and their civilian counter parts recently boosted morale by participating in the Hard Charge Televised Obstacle Mission held at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson on March 29. According to the Hard Charge website, the purpose of the event was to raise both money and…

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USMES provides a starting line for beginning athletes

Every work area has at least one. One person who brings their lunch to work neatly packed into plastic containers. The same person changes into their fitness apparel at work before they leave for the gym. You may ask yourself “How does someone achieve that level of dedication toward being physically fit?” It starts with…


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Health & Safety

Is your home fire and injury safe?

Posted  October 4, 2012

Although it is difficult to prepare for the unexpected, reviewing the information below and following the recommended actions can help to save the lives of your family. Home Fires One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in 2010. Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2010, 19 home fires killed five…

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Air Force

Job reservation program continues through FY13

Posted  October 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force career job reservation program will continue through fiscal year 2013, with more than 1,000 Airmen from 30 career fields likely to be affected, Air Force officials announced today. The CJR program is implemented to help control the number of first-term Airmen allowed to reenlist in career…

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Airmen honor Belgian Malinois

Posted  October 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — A Belgian Malinois became the first military working dog honored by the 341st Training Squadron for her heroic actions while assigned to a U.S. Special Forces unit in Afghanistan.

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Deputy Defense Secretary visits international F-16 schoolhouse

Posted  October 4, 2012

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton B. Carter, visited the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport today to learn about international F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot…

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Local Briefs October 5, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Intersection to Close Oct. 8 – 12, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Southeast intersection of Phoenix and Mike Flores St. The intersection will reopen from 4 p.m. until 6 a.m. Drivers can take an alternate route from Yuma St. to Ben White St. to Phoenix St. No building parking lots will be affected or…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted  September 27, 2012

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and advocates across the country will be showing support for the cause in a variety of ways.

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Med Group to host prescription drug disposal program

Posted  September 27, 2012

On Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 355th Medical Group BX Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to BX Pharmacy Lobby….

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When the walls came tumbling down

Posted  September 27, 2012

A 1950s-era home that had weathered Arizona’s extreme heat and monsoons for decades was no match for a 72,000 pound excavator being operated by Col. James Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Sept. 19. It was a day when the last of 12 homes scheduled for demolition at Soaring Heights came tumbling down. Soaring Heights leaders…

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Warrior of the Week September 28, 2012

Posted  September 27, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Roberto M. Mendez Family: Teresa and Roberto Mendez (mother and father) Josh, Bianca, and Meriah (siblings)

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Retired, separated wounded warriors can still pursue CCAF degree

Posted  September 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force combat-related wounded warriors wishing to continue their Community College of the Air Force education can now do so after separating or retiring thanks to provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. This legislative change supports the Secretary of the Air Force’s priority to ensure combat-related wounded…

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