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D-M Airman to be honored as a Tucson Father of the Year

The Father’s Day Council Tucson has chosen a Desert Lightning Team member as a 2014 Tucson Father of the Year. Capt. Joshua Palochak, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron senior mission crew commander, is one of six Tucson fathers who will be honored during an awards gala June 13. Each honoree will be recognized for mastering the…

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USAF Thunderbirds

This weekend, a familiar face is making a temporary appearance to the airspace above D-M. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to participate in the 2014 D-M Air Show Open House. The Thunderbirds will be celebrating their 61st season of flying. The precise, calculated maneuvers that make the Thunderbirds a fan favorite require the pilots to have…

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Arizona’s F-16 schoolhouse builds capable partners, strong bonds

Over European castles, Middle Eastern deserts and Pacific islands, F-16 fighter pilots are soaring in ever-increasing numbers. Their experiences, nationalities and cultures are different, but they share several common bonds. They are partners, they are friends and they learned to fly their F-16s at the Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. With more…

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AFSOUTH sends training team to Colombia to prepare for Exercise ANGEL THUNDER

Capts. Aaron Cavazos and David Nagle, A-10 weapons officers assigned to the 355th Fighter Wing, recently returned from their second mobile training team (MTT) event this year with the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) to prepare for their participation in Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. During their trip, Cavazos and Nagle worked with the COLAF to help develop…

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Take on the Marine Challenge

Airmen test their strength and abilities through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ drill, here. The ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Drill is one of three components of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test and is designed to measure functional fitness in a combat environment. This course is mandatory for all Marines, however the 355th Force Support Squadron decided…


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Local Briefs July 20, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Filing for Divorce in Arizona July 20, 1-2:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Divorce may or may not be the right answer for you. Come to this informational briefing and know what resources are available to you including legal, chaplains, civilian marriage counselors, and the Pima County Conciliation Court (free professional marriage counseling)….

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Fuel’s main responsibility is to keep aircraft filled, ready for the mission

Posted  July 13, 2012

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Spycher, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, refuels an A-10C on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in June. Sergeant Twiss examines gasoline filter paper samples…

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It’s National what month?

Posted  July 13, 2012

Certain months have certain holidays, like Christmas in December and St. Patrick’s Day in March. But what you may not know is that each month has several observances that may be a little outside…

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Notice for claims against claim against Senior Airman Randolph

Posted  July 13, 2012

Senior Airman David J. Randolph of the 355 Security Forces Squadron passed away on 4 July in his dormitory room on base. Any person or persons with a claim against SrA Randolph or who was currently in debt to SrA Randolph should contact the Summary Court Officer Captain Patrick C. Gordon of the 355 Security…

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Local Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Small Business Planning Workshop July 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Thinking about starting your own business? Come learn about small business support programs available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Mr. Jim Pipper, SBA Veterans Business Development Officer and Mr. Tom Shambo, Small Business Development, will present the 2-hour workshop….

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Arizona, Japanese Airmen team up for post-tsunami fighter capabilities

Posted  July 12, 2012

While the island nation of Japan continues to rebuild in the wake of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, its airmen look to reconstitute the country’s air defenses…

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From paralegal to war fighter

Posted  July 12, 2012

Imagine, as a paralegal, one day you are helping someone with a power of attorney and the next day you are helping protect unarmed colleagues from enemy fire in a war zone…

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Warrior of the Week July 13, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Samuel Richard Barthelemy Family: Tasha Marie Barthelemy (Wife) Hometown: Yuma, AZ Unit: 612 ACOMS Job title: CAOC C2 System Administrator…

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D-M Airman receives Aviator Valor Award

Posted  July 12, 2012

An Airman with the 55th Rescue Squadron recently received the Aviator Valor Award for his actions while deployed overseas. The award, which is sponsored by the American Legion’s Aviators’ Post #743, is presented to a rated Air Force officer for an act of valor or courage performed during aerial flight. Capt. Jeffrey Donaldson, 55th RQS…

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D-M exceeds Air Force Assistance Fund goal

Posted  July 12, 2012

The Air Force Personnel Center recently released the results of the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, and Davis-Monthan met and exceeded its goal for 2011. More than 1,200 personnel from D-M donated money to the AFAF, raising a total of $140,992.79 exceeding the goal by $18,716.79. The amount set a new base record and placed…

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