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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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Sports

Don’t give up — down by two with 60 seconds left

Posted  September 2, 2016

A few months ago, I witnessed something I thought I would have never seen in my life-time. A professional sports team from Cleveland, Ohio, won a championship! The 52-year curse was lifted or the “mistake by the lake is a mistake” no longer. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! I am native…

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Technology

Transparent leadership: An old concept for modern times

Posted  September 2, 2016

We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial forums and social media groups devoted…

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923rd AMXS Airmen keep wrenches turning around the clock

Posted  September 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Staff Sgt. Gage, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016. The 923rd AMXS maintains, services and inspects HC-130J Hercules and HH-60 aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour…

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Citizen Airman saves the life of stranger

Posted  September 2, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz— On his way home from a family Fourth of July outing to a baseball game in Tucson, Arizona, Senior Airman Joseph Youngberg, 924th Maintenance Squadron aircraft medals technology journeyman, became someone’s hero. Due to his willingness to get involved and quick actions, Youngberg, a diplomatic security guard in his civilian…

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Recycled oil shifts gears

Posted  September 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.— Your car could be running on recycled F-16 oil. At the 162nd Wing, all of the used oil from aircraft maintenance operations is collected and recycled. Yes, recycled. Just like in your car, aircraft need oil. It helps lubricate, cool, clean, seal and generally protect the parts and engine from corrosion. This oil…

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