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AF to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion…

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AF signs Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III , Director of Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Stanley E….

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Fuels Management team finds a new home

The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their new Fuels Management facility and Type III Fuels Hydrant System facility at D-M, Sept. 17. The new facilities are equipped with updated fuel systems to increase fuels management productivity. “Our main mission is to provide clean and dry fuel…

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AF Marathon attracts record-breaking crowds

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — In yet another record sellout year, approximately 15,000 runners took to the streets Sept. 20, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to participate in the U.S. Air Force Marathon, celebrating the Air Force’s 67th birthday. The number of runners exceeded last year’s count by more than 3,000. Gen….

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VA develops mobile app “Concussion Coach”

To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed “Concussion Coach,” a mobile application (“app”) that provides portable tools to recognize symptoms and to identify and make use of coping strategies. The Concussion Coach…


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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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Commentary

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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355th Civil Engineer Squadron – Base Cleanup

Posted  August 3, 2012

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron helped clean up the base after a massive monsoon hit July 15, here in Tucson.

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