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Thunderbolt bounces back after belly landingThunderbolt bounces back after belly landing

On the evening of Sept. 30, an A-10 stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was coming back to base for a routine landing after completing a standard sortie. Just when everything seemed to be going as planned, disaster struck! The main landing gear failed to extend, putting the pilot in a tough spot. During an…

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Down and out at Dyess: Air Force Assistance Fund to the rescue

It was scary, leaving home and joining an organization such as the United States Air Force. The people, job, and location were all brand new. When I joined the military, I came from a less than honorable home life.  I come from a single family household and my brother left my sister and me as…

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller) Veterans

Chief serves beyond active-duty

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — John Burden retired as a chief master sergeant more than 18 years ago, but he never stopped serving his country and community. “As I was parking at the Veteran’s Association clinic, I saw a gentleman across the street get out of an old rickety van,” Burden said. “He was an amputee…

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D-M Airman: I am an IRONMAN

On Nov. 16th, Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 355th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, tested his fitness limits and participated in IRONMAN Arizona. IRONMAN Arizona is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim around Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz., followed by a 112-mile bike ride which consists of a three loop course that heads out of…

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Click, Click, Boom!

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It all begins with a duck-face, a peace sign and a selfie. From there, a photo taken in front of the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Wherever is posted to Airman Duck-face’s Facebook wall. It is shared by crazy Aunt Jane, who passes it along to Cousin Joey. Joey is…


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F-22 mission takes Tyndall AFB to Air Combat Command

Posted  October 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Tyndall Air Force Base transitioned from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command Oct. 1 to reflect the new operational mission of the 325th Fighter Wing. As part of the F-22 fleet management program announced by the Air Force in July 2010, Tyndall Air Force Base, which…

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Health & Safety

OSI introduces new smartphone anonymous tip line

Posted  October 4, 2012

QUANTICO, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has opened its first anonymous tip line that allows submissions from the Internet, via SMS (texting) or using a smartphone application. The application was created in order to capitalize on cyberspace and engage the Air Force community more effectively, officials said. “This tool will…

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U.S. Air Force Academy Alumni Association to hold annual meeting

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Graduates (AOG) will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at a graduate’s home in the NW Tucson area. The meeting and social are open to all USAFA Graduates and their guests. This is a perfect opportunity for meeting fellow local graduates in a…

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Fire Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan

Posted  October 4, 2012

Your home should be a safe haven. But do you regularly check for home fire hazards? The 2012 Fire Prevention Week campaign runs from October 7-13.

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Fire Prevention Week Activities

Posted  October 4, 2012

-Oct. 6, 10  – 11:30 a.m. Fire Prevention Week Parade Privatized Housing Area -Oct. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Commissary Fire Truck static display Blood -Pressure checks, Fire Safety information, Fire Extinguisher demonstrations -Oct. 9, 9  – 11 a.m. Child Development Center Bldg 2612 Fire Truck static display with “Sparky & Pumper” -Oct. 9,…

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Health & Safety

Is your home fire and injury safe?

Posted  October 4, 2012

Although it is difficult to prepare for the unexpected, reviewing the information below and following the recommended actions can help to save the lives of your family. Home Fires One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in 2010. Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2010, 19 home fires killed five…

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Job reservation program continues through FY13

Posted  October 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force career job reservation program will continue through fiscal year 2013, with more than 1,000 Airmen from 30 career fields likely to be affected, Air Force officials announced today. The CJR program is implemented to help control the number of first-term Airmen allowed to reenlist in career…

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Salutes & Awards

Airmen honor Belgian Malinois

Posted  October 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — A Belgian Malinois became the first military working dog honored by the 341st Training Squadron for her heroic actions while assigned to a U.S. Special Forces unit in Afghanistan.

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Deputy Defense Secretary visits international F-16 schoolhouse

Posted  October 4, 2012

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton B. Carter, visited the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport today to learn about international F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot…

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Local Briefs October 5, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Intersection to Close Oct. 8 – 12, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Southeast intersection of Phoenix and Mike Flores St. The intersection will reopen from 4 p.m. until 6 a.m. Drivers can take an alternate route from Yuma St. to Ben White St. to Phoenix St. No building parking lots will be affected or…

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