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Special Operations develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s way. The TALOS suit “was chartered to explore and catalyze a revolutionary integration…

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Air Force, Army conduct joint service training

U.S. Air Force and Arizona Army National Guard units conducted joint training at a southern Arizona military training range Jan. 20. A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of D-M, and a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducted close air support…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, life is about helping those in need. When the 17-year veteran learned a coworker’s truck had broken down two-and-a-half hours away in Lake Havasu, Arizona, he volunteered his truck, trailer and time to help the junior Airman get it back…

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Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

Pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base may take to the skies to help protect thousands of spectators at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 1. Arizona’s Air National Guard is among the units teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in…

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Adventure in Alaska: Officer looks to mush dogs in Iditarod

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles while the bitter cold nips at any piece of exposed skin. Maj. Roger…


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DOD clarifies civilian overseas assignment policy

Posted  October 11, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department wants to clarify a personnel policy — generally known as the “five-year rule” — that establishes time limits for civilian overseas assignments, an official said here today. Sheila Dent, the department’s acting director of human resources for operational programs and advisory services, spoke to the Pentagon Channel and American Forces…

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Active-duty Airmen can pass education benefits to dependents

Posted  October 11, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — More than 86,000 active duty Air Force members have transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits to dependent family members since the benefit transfer program was implemented in August 2009. However, many who did so were unfamiliar with the process and ended up in a difficult situation, while…

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Frank’s OPSEC “Put that Stuff on Everything”

Posted  October 11, 2012

Have you ever had the hair on the back of your neck stand up just before you hit the send button on the old e-mail machine? If you haven’t, you may just be unaware of the troublesome issues that go along with transmitting information across the ether space. With the amount and types of information…

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Request an absentee ballot today

Posted  October 11, 2012

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, members of this country will flock to polling places around the country. Voters of all races, political parties, and demographics will actively participate in the selection of the next president of the United States. We, as service men and women, must vote in our official “state of residence.” Most of us,…

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Get fit, boot-camp style

Posted  October 11, 2012

Every Thursday morning at 6 a.m. the Benko Fitness Center holds a boot camp class for all individuals on base. The cost of the class is three dollars for a one hour session.

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Health & Safety

355th Dental Squadron

Posted  October 11, 2012

The 355th Dental Squadron sees about seven thousand patients a year. They cover everything from annual dental exams to periodontal surgeries. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cami Richards, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, demonstrates the proper way to floss your teeth. The 355th Dental Squadron does everything from simple annual exams to periodontal surgery. Sergeant…

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Get crafty at the Arts and Crafts Center

Posted  October 11, 2012

The arts and crafts center on base allows Airmen, dependents and family members to use their creative minds. They offer a variety of classes, like painting, beading, scrapbook, and framing “Beading is normally held once a month,” said Tracy Dusablon, arts and crafts center manager. “It’s an evening class, so it’s taught when we’re closed….

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Energy action: It starts with one

Posted  October 11, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — If one Airman runs an 18-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for one hour, it costs approximately five cents. If the estimated 10,000 civilian employees and military members at Langley Air Force Base, Va., were to run one 18-watt CFL bulb for one hour simultaneously, it could cost roughly $500….

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Local Briefs October 12, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Deployed Airmen & Families -Halloween Bowling Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m. – D-M Bowling Center Wear your costume and come out for some bowling fun. Food will be provided and everyone will receive Halloween goodies! Please call 228-5690 by Oct. 18 to register. -Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m. – Airman &…

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(U. S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook)
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354th FS and 355th AMXS deploy

Posted  October 4, 2012

Members of the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently deployed from D-M. The first to leave were a complement of operators and maintainers…

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