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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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Salutes & Awards

D-M staff sergeants selected for promotion

Posted  June 28, 2012

More than 180 staff sergeants earned a future promotion to technical sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here June 20. Congratulations to the following Desert Lightning Team members:   372nd Training Squadron Staff Sgt. Amber Cox Staff Sgt. Earlray Haag Staff Sgt. Beau Hudson Staff Sgt. Jason Ikeda Staff Sgt. Justin Tilley   48th…

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Health & Safety

Fuels Laboratory brings quality results

Posted  June 28, 2012

The workstation in the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Laboratory can put you in the mind of Frankenstein’s lab while he was creating his monster. It may not be as dark and shadowed, but its giant beakers, strange contraptions and air of mystic all point to brilliantly mad science. In reality, the mission of the…

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D-M’s ‘Bone Yard’ more than just storage for military aircraft

Posted  June 28, 2012

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, known as the “Bone Yard,” is the resting place for retired military aircraft and the reusable parts that keep the military aviation branches flying…

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Aero Camp students have eyes on the skies, heads in the clouds

Posted  June 28, 2012

A pair of brothers, who grew up as Air Force brats, received an introduction to aviation recently during Aero Camp 2012, a summer flight camp for young people at Double Eagle Aviation in Tucson…

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Don’t bring a gun to a knight fight

Posted  June 28, 2012

In parks across America, people are having picnics, joggers are running their favorite trails, birds are chirping … and armored knights from the medieval times are fighting each other…

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Health & Safety

Tips from your D-M Dental Clinic

Posted  June 28, 2012

Are you expecting? Hoping to be expecting? Pregnancy is a special time, and a time filled with anxieties and questions like, “how can I ensure that I have a healthy baby?” and “how should I take care of myself when I am pregnant?” The following is some advice to help keep you healthy during pregnancy…

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Local Briefs June 29, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Visit Tucson Museum of Art for free Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit The Tucson Museum of Art for free through the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums are more than 1,800 museums nationwide which offer free admission to active duty military…

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Salutes & Awards

Inn on D-M voted ACC’s best lodging operation

Posted  June 21, 2012

The Inn on D-M has done it again. They have been voted Air Combat Command’s Best Lodging Operation seven out of the past nine years, and will be competing for back-to-back wins as the 2012 Air Force…

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Chief Brown to be Eielson’s new command chief

Posted  June 21, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Brown, 355th Maintenance Group superintendent, has served his country in the U.S. Air Force for more than 26 years. On July 11, he will take a new step in his career and become the command chief of Eielson AFB, AK. Recently, he sat down to reflect on his experiences and his…

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Warrior of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: 1st Lt. Jeremy Alan Potter Family: Parents, Jeff and Linda PotterHometown: Poulsbo, Washington Unit: 41 Electronic Combat Squadron Job title: EC-130H Navigator…

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