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Flooding still underway this year, avoid water runoff problems

While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers who may not be familiar with how quickly driving and other travel conditions can change. “There have been flood advisories nearly every night [during] the last week or so due to the unseasonably…

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55th Electronic Combat Group

The 55th Electronic Combat Group provides combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, crews, maintenance and operational support to combatant commanders. The group also plans and executes information operations, including information warfare and electronic attack, in support of theater campaign plans.

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D-M pilots have lunch with unique veterans

Pilots from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base met with members from the Veterans of Underage Military Service during a lunch in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 13. VUMS is an organization consisting of individuals who served in any branch of the United States Armed Services before they were of legal age to do so. Maj. Christopher Palmer, 357th…

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Summer burnout

Langley Air Force Base, Va. — Some of the very things we enjoy during the summer can also wear us down. Juggling work, family schedules, vacation times, and outdoor squadron activities can take a toll. The chronic engagement of these activities can cause stress, fatigue and eventually summer burnout. According to the American Psychological Association,…

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Proper flag display honors nation’s history, ultimate sacrifices

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — From front yards to the top of the White House, people have flown U.S. flags as emblems for sacrifice and independence. But to honor Old Glory, they must display it with proper etiquette year-round. According to Title 4 of the U.S. Code, it is “universal custom to display the…


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Salutes & Awards

AF leaders accepting visionary leadership award nominations

Posted  August 3, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2013 General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award. Named in honor of Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, the award recognizes service members and civilians who have exhibited innovation, commitment and a selfless spirit of service to others while inspiring others and significantly…

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Summary courts officer notice for Michael Roatch

Posted  August 3, 2012

Airman 1st Class Michael J. Roatch of the 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron passed away on 24 July . Any person or persons with a claim against Airman Roatch or who is currently in debt to him should contact the Summary Court Officer Capt. William Matthews of the 355th AMDS for disposition and compensation purposes. Capt…

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Warrior of the Week August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. William Kennon. Job description: Technical Order Distribution Office ensures maintainers have the most accurate and up to date tech data to perform their job.

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D-M welcomes new Command Chief, Chief Master Sergeant Dawna M. Cnota

Posted  August 3, 2012

Chief Master Sergeant Dawna M. Cnota is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. She advises the installation commander on matters influencing the health, morale, welfare, readiness and effective utilization of more than 4,000 enlisted Airmen. Chief Cnota is also the installation functional manager for the…

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AF officials poll members on food service needs, expectations

Posted  August 3, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas  — Air Force officials over the next eight weeks are distributing an online food services assessment survey to more than 260,000 active-duty Airmen and civilians to gather information about customers’ food service needs and expectations. Air Force senior leaders chartered the survey to proactively identify and meet customer…

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Health & Safety

NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAW Takes effect Aug. 2, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

House Bill 2154 Section 1B states: The operator of a motor vehicle that is designed for carrying ten or fewer passengers, that is manufactured for the model year 1972 and thereafter and that is required to be equipped with an integrated lap and shoulder belt or a lap belt pursuant to the federal motor vehicle…

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Doing the right thing

Posted  August 3, 2012

Integrity first. Service before self. Excellence in all we do. These are the U.S. Air Force core values. From the day a person swears in, he or she is expected to incorporate these ideals into work, study, and even play. They are expected to embed these values in their hearts. They are expected to live…

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Dagger Point with Col. Jose Sanchez

Posted  August 3, 2012

Col. Jose Sanchez is the director of plans for 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and a B-2 pilot. He also spent time as chief of the master...

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Theater Operations Group lends a hand in our backyard

Posted  August 3, 2012

U. S. Southern Command is a joint and interagency organization supporting the United States national security interests, and with our partners, fostering security, stability, and prosperity in the Americas. The 612th Theater Operations Group plays a vital role in supporting the Air Forces Southern mission in numerous areas of responsibility. Col. Jonathan VanNoord, 612th TOG…

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Diamond Sharp August 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Staff Sgt. Cameron Crews   Staff Sgt. Cameron Crews, 306th Rescue First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ruby Zarzyczny Duty Title: Pararescue Trainee When joined the AF: Sergeant Crews was a prior-service Marine. He served as a Recon Marine for four years at Okinawa, Japan. While stationed there, he went on two West Pacific Marine Expeditionary Unit…

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