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Don’t become a target

Considering recent threats against Americans and the exponential growth of social media use, becoming a target of an adversary is easier than ever. Operations Security is a process that identifies unclassified, critical information, and outlines potential threats and risks associated while developing countermeasures to safeguard that critical information. “Operations Security is any information that an…

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Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

Excitement is in the air and ghosts, ghouls, monsters and princesses will be out in mass, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Accidents and mishaps increase during this event. To prevent them use common sense, be aware of potential hazards, and take precautions. Halloween Costume Safety: · Wear flame retardant costumes. · Hem your costumes so you don’t…

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One big (really big) family portrait at the 162nd Wing

What family doesn’t have a portrait? In what was arguably the greatest collection of Arizona military talent assembled in recent memory, 162nd Wing members – nearly 1,300 of them – converged at the Tucson International Airport to be captured on digital imagery Oct. 5. For Col. Phil Purcell, commander of the 162nd Wing, the decision…

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Pedro 66 survivor defines resiliency

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) — When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera thought his life was over, literally. “I thought my last job as an aerial gunner was to make sure that the aircraft and everything around us burned…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas  – Air Force basic military trainees completed the obstacle course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for the last time before it closed Sept. 24. A new course, called the Leadership Reaction Course, was integrated into Creating Leaders, Airmen, and Warriors – or CLAW – mission at basic expeditionary Airmen’s training, also known…


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Local

Notice for claims against claim against Senior Airman Randolph

Posted  July 13, 2012

Senior Airman David J. Randolph of the 355 Security Forces Squadron passed away on 4 July in his dormitory room on base. Any person or persons with a claim against SrA Randolph or who was currently in debt to SrA Randolph should contact the Summary Court Officer Captain Patrick C. Gordon of the 355 Security…

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Events

Local Briefs – July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

Small Business Planning Workshop July 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Thinking about starting your own business? Come learn about small business support programs available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Mr. Jim Pipper, SBA Veterans Business Development Officer and Mr. Tom Shambo, Small Business Development, will present the 2-hour workshop….

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World

Arizona, Japanese Airmen team up for post-tsunami fighter capabilities

Posted  July 12, 2012

While the island nation of Japan continues to rebuild in the wake of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, its airmen look to reconstitute the country’s air defenses…

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Salutes & Awards

From paralegal to war fighter

Posted  July 12, 2012

Imagine, as a paralegal, one day you are helping someone with a power of attorney and the next day you are helping protect unarmed colleagues from enemy fire in a war zone…

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week July 13, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Samuel Richard Barthelemy Family: Tasha Marie Barthelemy (Wife) Hometown: Yuma, AZ Unit: 612 ACOMS Job title: CAOC C2 System Administrator…

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D-M Airman receives Aviator Valor Award

Posted  July 12, 2012

An Airman with the 55th Rescue Squadron recently received the Aviator Valor Award for his actions while deployed overseas. The award, which is sponsored by the American Legion’s Aviators’ Post #743, is presented to a rated Air Force officer for an act of valor or courage performed during aerial flight. Capt. Jeffrey Donaldson, 55th RQS…

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Salutes & Awards

D-M exceeds Air Force Assistance Fund goal

Posted  July 12, 2012

The Air Force Personnel Center recently released the results of the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, and Davis-Monthan met and exceeded its goal for 2011. More than 1,200 personnel from D-M donated money to the AFAF, raising a total of $140,992.79 exceeding the goal by $18,716.79. The amount set a new base record and placed…

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Events

AFSA adopts a street

Posted  July 12, 2012

The City of Tucson recognized the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association on June 22 with a ceremony unveiling a sign dedicated to the group for its work with the Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas Program. “As a member of the Air Force, I think supporting your local community is very…

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Veterans

Railways industry announces job opportunities for vets

Posted  July 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines considering separating from the active-duty military this year may seek employment options in the railways industry, which today became the latest to pledge jobs to veterans. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the 5,000-job pledge in a conference call with reporters, making rail the latest industry to offer jobs…

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Commentary

Standards and Accountability – Who are you going to be today?

Posted  July 12, 2012

How you answer this one simple question can determine the course of your entire day. You see, who we are is not determined by what happens to us but rather in how we respond to what has happened. Therefore, we have the ability to determine who we are going to be every day. We are…

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