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Thunderbolt bounces back after belly landingThunderbolt bounces back after belly landing

On the evening of Sept. 30, an A-10 stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was coming back to base for a routine landing after completing a standard sortie. Just when everything seemed to be going as planned, disaster struck! The main landing gear failed to extend, putting the pilot in a tough spot. During an…

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Down and out at Dyess: Air Force Assistance Fund to the rescue

It was scary, leaving home and joining an organization such as the United States Air Force. The people, job, and location were all brand new. When I joined the military, I came from a less than honorable home life.  I come from a single family household and my brother left my sister and me as…

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Chief serves beyond active-duty

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — John Burden retired as a chief master sergeant more than 18 years ago, but he never stopped serving his country and community. “As I was parking at the Veteran’s Association clinic, I saw a gentleman across the street get out of an old rickety van,” Burden said. “He was an amputee…

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D-M Airman: I am an IRONMAN

On Nov. 16th, Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 355th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, tested his fitness limits and participated in IRONMAN Arizona. IRONMAN Arizona is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim around Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz., followed by a 112-mile bike ride which consists of a three loop course that heads out of…

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Click, Click, Boom!

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It all begins with a duck-face, a peace sign and a selfie. From there, a photo taken in front of the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Wherever is posted to Airman Duck-face’s Facebook wall. It is shared by crazy Aunt Jane, who passes it along to Cousin Joey. Joey is…


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Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 14, 2013

Whether servicemembers are here at Davis-Monthan, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur with…

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An AGE old family tradition

Posted  March 14, 2013

Staff Sgt. Mathew Stewart, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment craftsman, has a unique family history with the Air Force. Every member in his immediate family has been an enlisted Airman in our great Air Force. What makes his family history even more interesting is the fact that every one of them has served…

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Excellence In All They Do: AZANG Recognizes Outstanding Airmen

Posted  March 14, 2013

Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith 162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs There may have been no stream of paparazzi lining a red carpet at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa, but the Arizona Air National Guard’s own stars showed up in their service and mess dress uniforms at the 2013 Outstanding Airman of…

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Sale gives new life to excess C-130s

Posted  March 14, 2013

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Retired Marine Corps KC-130R aircraft will live to fly another day as part of a foreign military sales case between the U.S. Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. Six KC-130R excess aircraft are on a journey to restoration and active-duty status with the Japanese Maritime…

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Davis-Monthan Exchange diners save green on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted  March 14, 2013

Diners using their MILITARY STAR® Card at Davis-Monthan Exchange restaurants on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) will find a pot of savings as 20 percent will be taken off their bill. “The Irish won’t be the only lucky ones this St. Patrick’s Day,” said the Davis-Monthan Exchange General Manager Cathy J.Ely. “Anyone using a MILITARY…

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‘Salad Wednesday’ savings at D-M Exchange restaurants

Posted  March 14, 2013

Wednesdays are now something to look forward to as Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are offering $2 off any salad priced $4 or more on what is becoming known as “Salad Wednesdays.” Now, when picking up a salad at Burger King, Taco John’s, Charley’s and Anthony’s Pizza on Wednesdays, guests can save money…

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Exchange rewards good grades

Posted  March 14, 2013

Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1-12 who maintain a “B” or better average with the “You Made the Grade” program. “We love it when military students excel,” said the Davis-Monthan Exchange General Manager Cathy J. Ely, “so it’s natural to encourage and…

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Local Briefs March 15, 2013

Posted  March 14, 2013

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage  Mar. 15, 22 & 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Mark Gungor talks about how to improve your marriage by understanding your spouse with four fun workshops. Humorous and serious way to improve couples communication. Please RVSP at 228-5690. STOMP Mar. 15, 8:30 a.m.-4:30…

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Desert Lightning Team’s newest chiefs

Posted  March 7, 2013

The Desert Lightning Team Chiefs’ Group honored seven Airmen recently selected for promotion to the rank of chief master sergeant in a ceremony at the Mirage Club here Feb. 23. The ceremony recognized DLT honorees for their hard work, dedication, loyalty and sacrifice as they achieved the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. The…

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ACC to host largest rescue exercise in the world

Posted  March 7, 2013

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. –Air Combat Command’s annual personnel recovery, and combat search and rescue exercise, Angel Thunder 2013, will take place April 7-20 at Davis-Monthan AFB. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state, national, multinational and interagency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances….

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