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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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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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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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CINC award money set to improve D-M’s quality of life

Posted  June 21, 2012

On March 26, the Air Force announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Installation…

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D-M’s got an app for that

Posted  June 21, 2012

Davis-Monthan has recently joined the My Military Communities list of accessible bases. My Military Communities is a free downloadable application developed for smart phones by the 375th Communications Support Squadron, Software Engineering Flight at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The application was designed to be an all-encompassing directory for Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines to…

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Cognitive Influence: Cultivating Responsible Choices

Posted  June 21, 2012

Responsible choices begin with how we process information. A thought pattern or mindset influenced by wise and trustworthy counsel and teaching can foster a culture of responsible choices individually and corporately. The Air Force has tasked all of its members to exemplify the characteristics of a leader. People who are leaders stand out. They do…

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Family, fitness health fair

Posted  June 21, 2012

Please join us for a Family Health and Fitness Health Fair hosted by the 355th MDG Patient Education Function on Friday, July 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Base Exchange Food Court area.  Information will be available on Patient Safety, Disease Management, Public Health, Pharmacy, Dental, the Wounded Warrior Project, and topics…

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JA announces new programs

Posted  June 21, 2012

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 to March 1, 2013. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. The FLEP is a paid legal studies program for active-duty Air Force…

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PCS Season 2012 and Claims

Posted  June 21, 2012

Last summer was a very busy moving season and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen making a permanent change of station, be they enlisted, officer or civilian employees. You can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to your household goods by learning the rules under which your household goods are…

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