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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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Nellis AFB Rescue Squadrons to hold memorial run for “Pedro 66”

Posted  June 1, 2012

“There’s never a day I don’t remember the guys, the crash. Never a day I don’t hurt. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. There’s nothing you can do except put your head down and keep...

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Local Briefs June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

Gate Closure The Wilmot Gate will be closed until July 9. 29 Bravo will be open from 5:30 – 9 a.m. during the closure.   Registration for swim lessons Registration will be held at the Outdoor Recreational Pool beginning May 28 for summer swim lessons. Payment is due on the first day of class. Each…

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Colonel encourages ‘caged’ drivers to watch out for bikers

Posted  June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — Col. Dana Morel knows the dangers of motorcycle riding as well as anyone. A biker herself, Morel was a lieutenant at Mather Air Force Base, Calif., in 1986 when a young airman she knew with the base honor guard took off…

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Memorial Day: More than just a day off from work

Posted  May 24, 2012

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — Memorial Day is a holiday, peculiarly observed. If you have not served on a detail, volunteered for honor guard, or flown a missing man formation over...

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355th CMS Airman named IDEA winner

Posted  May 24, 2012

Come up with an idea that saves the Air Force a significant amount of money per year, earn up to $10,000. That couldn’t get any easier. It’s the concept behind the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. The IDEA program awards Airmen who have...

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‘What do I do now?’

Posted  May 24, 2012

“What do I do know? I don’t want to get out of the Air Force.” Unfortunately, that is a common question I get asked as the base career advisor. With today’s economy and job market, many Airmen are making the decision to continue their military career rather than compete for what little jobs are available…

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Warrior of the Week May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. David M. Hart Family: James Hart (Father), Annie Hart (Mother). Hometown: Little Rock, AR Unit: 924 MXS Job Title: Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman Job Description: Removes, installs, disassembles, inspects, repairs, reassembles and test TF-34 turbofan engines. Most rewarding job aspect: Producing and…

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New, lighter ABU available in June

Posted  May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The new, Rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU), featuring a lighter nylon-cotton blend, will be available to Airmen at 16 U.S. bases and through AAFES online starting in June. The wear policy for the light-weight RABUs will be exactly the same as for the ABUs. The only difference between the ABU and the…

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‘Pink slime’ products to be permanently removed from commissary shelves

Posted  May 24, 2012

In recent weeks, “pink slime” oozed from the headlines. While commissary officials assure customers that the lean finely textured beef antibacterial process has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration for decades, the officials made the decision recently to phase out these products in response to customer concerns….

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Fallen Airman remembered on anniversary of death

Posted  May 24, 2012

Four years ago, following an honorable career as an Air Force Master Sergeant, the Davis-Monthan AFB and Air Force Communities lost one of its retired defenders. On June 1, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz., an armed man fired a rifle into the homes of two of his neighbors and fled as the first responding Pima County…

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