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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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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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AFSA adopts a street

Posted  July 12, 2012

The City of Tucson recognized the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association on June 22 with a ceremony unveiling a sign dedicated to the group for its work with the Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas Program. “As a member of the Air Force, I think supporting your local community is very…

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Railways industry announces job opportunities for vets

Posted  July 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines considering separating from the active-duty military this year may seek employment options in the railways industry, which today became the latest to pledge jobs to veterans. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the 5,000-job pledge in a conference call with reporters, making rail the latest industry to offer jobs…

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