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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

DOD leads drive toward healthier lifestyles

Posted  July 19, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department is taking a leading role in a governmentwide effort to stop the nation’s obesity problem, Barbara Thompson, the director of DOD’s Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, said. DOD is one of 17 federal departments and agencies working together to identify opportunities for promoting healthy living as part of the…

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DOD officials explain sequestration dangers

Posted  July 19, 2012

WASHINGTON – Pentagon officials continue to work to avoid the looming threat of sequestration, Frank Kendall, the new undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said here yesterday. Kendall spoke to Pentagon reporters in his office about sequestration, and the effect it would have on the department and the defense industrial base. Sequestration comes…

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A-10 & C-130 Propulsion Shops

Posted  July 19, 2012

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Stephen Shope, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, installs a TF-34(A-10) engine fan disk. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Marlink, Senior Airman Thomas Baksa, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Walker, all from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, install a T-56 (C-130) chinscoop assembly on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force Airman…

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World

Service members: Let’s talk trash

Posted  July 19, 2012

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — With no one in sight, a trash truck pulls up to one of the many orange dumpsters throughout the base. As the driver and his crew dismount to empty the dumpster, so does a crew of four Airmen. However, before the dumpster can be emptied, these Airmen jump into it and…

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Air Guard medics rehearse crisis response

Posted  July 19, 2012

ALPENA, Mich. — When disaster strikes, Air National Guard medical teams are called upon to save lives. That’s why 47 members of the 162nd Medical Group from Tucson International Airport deployed here…

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Manpower, services agencies consolidate with personnel

Posted  July 19, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — During a formal ceremony held here today, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services Lt. Gen. Darrell D. Jones inactivated the Air Force Manpower and Air Force Services agencies, designating them as directorates of the Air Force Personnel Center. The ceremony, formal recognition of…

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Notice for claims against Senior Airman Randolph

Posted  July 19, 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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Events

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson

Posted  July 19, 2012

Tucson’s youth need your help! Volunteer as a ‘Big’ to help a ‘Little’ reach their fullest potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson (BBBST) matches adults with youth from ages 6-17 in one-to-one mentoring relationships. ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ hang out twice a month, doing activities that they both like. These outings form a friendship that…

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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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