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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…

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachelle Coleman) Health & Safety

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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A home away from home for dormitory Airmen

Posted  May 10, 2012

For Airmen living in the dorms, life outside of work can be isolating. Most are away from their friends and family, and may not know a lot of people living around them. The Airmen’s Ministry Center runs an area...

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Health & Safety

Arizona heat ushers in Critical Days of Summer

Posted  May 10, 2012

It wasn’t your ordinary safety briefing the Friday before drill weekend. There was laughter, a few snickers, then – applause. “Well done. This is the first time I’ve seen applause following a safety briefing,” said Colonel Mick McGuire, 162nd Fighter Wing commander here. He was addressing Lt. Col. Jeffrey Waterbury, the wing’s new safety officer…

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Celebrating Heritage in a Very Modern Way

Posted  May 10, 2012

The month of May honors the Asian-Pacific American heritage, and its committee decided to lend its customs a modern twist by performing a traditional Asian-pacific dance during a flash mob at the base exchange here May 4. The flash mob took place in the D-M BX food court, with...

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D-M first sergeants host annual steak sale

Posted  May 10, 2012

Desert Lightning Team first sergeants held the 2012 Annual First Sergeants’ Steak Sale at Bama Park May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fundraiser provided Airmen with a dinner plate consisting of a steak, a loaded baked potato, coleslaw, a dinner roll and a drink for $10. The profits from the sale help…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 10, 2012

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements. Overall, 22 vocational training scholarships will be awarded, totaling $237,500. Two $30,000…

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Space Day is out of this world at the Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted  May 10, 2012

David S. Ricker Staff Writer Space Day at the Pima Air & Space Museum was an out of this world experience for a number of students from the Tucson area. The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government...

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D-M Fit Warriors: April 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

The Airmen pictured below achieved a 100% for their Physical Training Score in April. Congratulations! From left to right: Capt. Michael McKenzie, 12th Air Force, Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Senior Airman Christia Morrissey, 355th Medical Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Steven McKnew, 943rd Rescue Group

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Local Briefs May 11, 2012

Posted  May 10, 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.   Outdoor Rec trip to Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone Sunday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. In honor of the West’s most famous lawman, Tombstone put together great…

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25th OWS keeps heads in the clouds

Posted  May 3, 2012

The 25th Operational Weather Squadrons is one of three weather squadrons who forecast weather in the United States. After completing a seven-month technical training course at Keesler AFB, Miss., Airmen come to the 25th OWS for two years of on-the-job training before going...

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Counselor discusses SBP and former spouse coverage

Posted  May 3, 2012

If you are getting ready to retire and were previously married, it is a smart idea to review your divorce paperwork prior to making a decision concerning the Survivor Benefit Plan. Some former spouses will ask and receive SBP as a former spouse through official court orders. Please keep in mind that the language in…

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