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Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit.

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First sergeants give back to D-M community

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This…

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New lodging at D-M …

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Daniel Baker, the 355th Force Support Squadron lodging general manager, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s lodging team perform a ceremonial groundbreaking June 9 for the Inn at Davis-Monthan AFB. Construction of the new lodging facilities is scheduled to be completed between January and February of 2019.

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Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero

QUANTICO, Va. — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters presented the Bronze Star Medal to the brother of the first OSI fallen hero, nearly 50 years after he was killed in action. During its first Celebration of Life event May 22, OSI also remembered the lives and honored the legacies of its 16…

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Unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Dogs are believed by many to be man’s best friend. They have been companions to humans for hundreds of years. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working…


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NATO-Russia Council to meet for first time since 2014

Posted  April 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — NATO and Russian officials have much to discuss during the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels tomorrow. “We will address … the crisis in and around Ukraine, military activity, transparency, risk reductions and Afghanistan” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today. The alliance kept open lines of communication at the ambassadorial level, but this will be the first…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

Posted  April 19, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

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AF introduces Air Superiority 2030 study

Posted  April 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force introduced the results of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond during an Air Force Association breakfast April 7 in Arlington, Virginia. According to Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans…

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633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted  April 18, 2016

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — “Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…” A steady voice reads through a crackling radio atop a roughly hewn 2×4 wooden shelf, adding lumber to the smells of coffee and aftershave inside the enclosed trailer. Red LED numbers attached to the radio flash their faint light as they drop toward zero….

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Climbing to the top with Chief ingredients

Posted  April 18, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Achieving the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force wasn’t initially a goal for a few of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s new chief master sergeants. Life changes and years of trial and error are a couple of the ingredients that shaped their paths to the highest…

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