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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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Standards and Accountability – Who are you going to be today?

Posted  July 12, 2012

How you answer this one simple question can determine the course of your entire day. You see, who we are is not determined by what happens to us but rather in how we respond to what has happened. Therefore, we have the ability to determine who we are going to be every day. We are…

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AMARG hosts game show “The Great Escape”

Posted  July 12, 2012

Among the miles and miles of war-torn, decommissioned planes resting at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group are a new group of visitors. They’re transporting equipment not often seen at the Boneyard such as trailers…

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Government purchase card: Unsung heroes in the supply chain

Posted  July 12, 2012

Do you ever wonder how you receive the supplies, services, training and equipment that you use on a daily basis? Most Airmen never give it much thought. They just know when they have a requirement, it gets ordered and delivered. Normally, a warranted contracting officer is the only individual that has the authority to enter…

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ACOMS links U.S. Air Force to South America

Posted  July 12, 2012

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) mission is to support U.S. national security interests, and with our partner-nations, foster security, stability, and prosperity in the Americas. The 612th Air Communications Squadron plays a vital role of ensuring this mission is met. The 612th ACOMS has two primary missions in support of Air Forces Southern, to…

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563rd Train over Tucson

Posted  July 5, 2012

The 55th Rescue Squadron and the 48th Rescue Squadron completed a training mission together June 27 over the rough terrain of Tucson, Ariz.

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309 AMARG to change command

Posted  July 5, 2012

Col. Patrick T. Kumashiro, commander of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, will turn over command to Col. Robert Lepper, Jr. in a July 9 ceremony on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Col. Robert Lepper is a recent graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Col. Kumashiro’s…

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Wilmot gate slated to re-open

Posted  July 5, 2012

Wilmot gate is slated to be re-opening on July 9. In addition, the last day that Gate 29B will be open is July 6. Gate hours for the Wilmot gate are the same as the Swan gate (5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday).

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Warrior of the Week July 6, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Truesdell Family: Calee (wife), Adrian (son) Hometown: Tucson, AZ Unit: 305th...

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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted  July 5, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available. Airmen will be able to access the latest reference material by September. Past Career Development Courses are also available for those still studying for the 2012…

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Address updates essential for absentee voting

Posted  July 5, 2012

WASHINGTON — With just 130 days remaining until the national elections, overseas servicemembers, civilians, contractors and family members need to let their home states know of any change in address so they can receive their absentee ballots in time. The secretary of Defense designated June 28 – July 7 as Armed Forces Voters Week to…

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