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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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Health & Safety

Protect yourself this summer

Posted  July 26, 2012

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – — “Everybody, hydrate!” This is a saying that is drilled into the minds of Airmen from the day they arrive at Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. However, dehydration and other heat related injuries continue to be major issues during the summer months….

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Acceptance…do you have what it takes?

Posted  July 26, 2012

No one person is alike. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and have different views on religious, political and sexual preferences, and they are judged unnecessarily because of it. You may not agree with someone’s preferences, but the thing is that you don’t have to agree. You do, however, have to be professional,…

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DOD to improve voluntary education safeguards

Posted  July 26, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is nearing completion of an agreement with post-secondary schools to ensure service members have the best possible experience in continuing their education, a senior Pentagon official said today. The department will release later this summer a memorandum of understanding to be signed by colleges, universities and technical schools to make…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson

Posted  July 26, 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 27, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

Partners Pre-School Program Borman Elementary School at Davis-Monthan AFB will offer a new part-time pre-school program for children ages 3-5. The Partners Pre-School Program works to create a comprehensive and high-quality early childhood model that supports and promotes engaging, developmentally appropriate and positive early education for preschoolers in an inclusive setting. Applications are currently being…

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CSAF’s ‘fini flight’ a ride of remembrance

Posted  July 19, 2012

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz climbed aboard the MC-130E Combat Talon I here July 12 for his last flight…

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Health & Safety

Base to host antiterrorism Mobile Training Team

Posted  July 19, 2012

Davis-Monthan is scheduled to host an Antiterrorism and Force Protection Level II Mobile Training Team from August 20-24. The training is offered to key members of D-M’s populace, specifically security managers, unit antiterrorism representatives and individuals required to attend by their commander. Air Combat Command provides a MTT every other year throughout the command. Davis-Monthan…

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Hawgsmoke 2012 comes to D-M

Posted  July 19, 2012

The 355th Fighter Wing will host 18 A-10 squadrons and teams from around the world for the 7th biannual bombing and tactical gunnery competition known as Hawgsmoke Aug. 15-17, 2012. The competition focuses on A-10 tactics such as moving target strafe techniques, GPS-out navigation, and degraded weapons delivery. Both the individual and team portions of…

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D-M Exchange to celebrate 117 years with host of savings

Posted  July 19, 2012

In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an Exchange at every post. Since then, Exchange associates have faithfully served alongside servicemembers wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Bagram or Barksdale, troops and their families know the Exchange is there. On July 25, Davis-Monthan Exchange facilities will…

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week July 20, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Zachary A. Toon Family: Father: Scott, Mother: Linda, Brother: Adam, Sister: Emily Hometown: Wichita, KS Unit: 355 CPTS Job title: Customer Service Technician…

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