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PASM and AMARG set new record

The Pima Air and Space Museum and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group set a new record for tours administered in the month of July. The non-profit museum and D-M’s “Boneyard” brought in 2,060 visitors, surpassing the previous record of 1,740 set in July 2008. The PASM, run by the Arizona Aerospace Foundation, operates…

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Air Force earns majority of federal energy awards

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It’s a banner year for the Air Force with the Department of Energy recently announcing that service won a lion’s share of 2014 Federal Energy Management Program awards. The Air Force won its most ever: eight of the 25 projects or programs selected as deserving of this year’s…

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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

Preventing an illness before it even arises is one of the surest ways Airmen can maintain their health. These preventative measures range from receiving vaccinations, physicals and cancer screenings, to maintaining healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. One of the best ways to prevent the contraction of a disease or illness is to get…

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Office of Air and Marine

D-M is home to the largest air operations program within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine. The Tucson Air Branch is one of 83 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is responsible for approximately 17 percent of the OAM’s total flight hours. The OAM is the world’s largest…

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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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Events

Tops in Blue coming to Tucson

Posted  June 1, 2012

The Air Force’s premier entertainment group, Tops in Blue, is slated to perform at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall June 3. The show is free, open to the public and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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Health & Safety

Annual 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign

Posted  June 1, 2012

This year, the 355th Fighter Wing Safety Office is throwing together the annual 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign at the Mirage Club on May 24 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The 101 Critical days of summer officially started May 25 and ends Sept. 4. “Our goal for this campaign is to reduce or…

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Tyler M.J. Smith Family: Ashley (wife) Hometown: Greene, Maine Unit: 355 EMS/Munitions Flight Job title: Equipment Maintenance Crew Member Job description: Performs routine inspection/maintenance on 170 pieces of munitions material handling equipment.…

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Veterans

Program offers paid training for unemployed veterans

Posted  June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON – Unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60 can apply for up to 12 months of paid training through a new program sponsored by the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. The population the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program will serve is particularly in need, Curtis L. Coy, the VA’s deputy undersecretary for economic opportunity, said…

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Air Force

Development team to select chief nurses in June

Posted  June 1, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Lieutenant colonel and lieutenant colonel-select nurses interested in chief nurse opportunities must ensure their Airman Development Plan is up to date and statement of intent is submitted by the June 11 suspense, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The nurse corps development team will convene in June to select…

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Salutes & Awards

Command Chief impacts more than just DLT

Posted  June 1, 2012

Chief Master Sergeant Vincent Howard, 355th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, was honored as one of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in Southern Arizona at a ceremony held at the...

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Commentary

The weight loss ‘secret’

Posted  June 1, 2012

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) — Two controversial topics that often dominate the headlines in our country are obesity and weight loss. We are bombarded day and night with advertisements for weight loss pills, diets and workout contraptions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of American adults 20 years and…

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Health & Safety

Stay hydrated, stay healthy

Posted  June 1, 2012

Do you have dry skin, headaches, dry mouth and fatigue? If so, congratulations, you may be dehydrated. As the weather in Tucson is hitting the triple digits, it’s becoming more imperative to drink water...

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DoD

Program helps those leaving military

Posted  June 1, 2012

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Leaving the military and entering the civilian world can be a hard transition for many people to make. The Transition Assistance Program is one way the military helps those leaving the service. The Defense Department’s TAP program was designed to smooth the transition of military personnel and family members…

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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

(above) Airman 1st Class Jamie King, 923 AMXS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. John Brown Duty Title: Knowledge Operator When joined the AF: March 9, 2010 Hometown: Pittsboro, North Carolina Hobbies: Reading and bike riding Selection Reasons: – Integral member of squadron UCC team; trained three…

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