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Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into a search party. When this scenario unfolded earlier this month, six U.S. Air Force Reserve…

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D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

TUCSON, Ariz. — A community event was held at Rincon High School Wednesday. The Meet and Greet event allowed members of the Tucson community to interact with their neighboring Airmen and learn about the mission of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. “We learned a little bit about what you guys do behind the scenes that not necessarily everyone…

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Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at Academy

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Franklin Macon’s first flight took place as a child in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when he jumped off a chicken coop while holding on to fake wings. Despite…

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‘I Will Wait’ Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses

WASHINGTON — America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled “I Will Wait” looks at the effect of these deployments across the generations. The brainchild of Amy Uptgraft, the play connects the experiences of spouses from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq. Uptgraft wrote…

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Historic fighter squadron celebrates 98th birthday

One of America's oldest fighter squadrons celebrated its 98th birthday at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Aug. 20.


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SOC launches new SOS distance learning curriculum

Posted  May 16, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala.  — With the demands of career and family obligations, completing officer professional military education can be a challenge. Today’s technology makes it possible for students around the globe to enroll in and complete the courses they need in the locations and times that work best for them. With this in mind, Squadron…

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DM Airmen ruck for vets

Posted  May 16, 2013

Members of the D-M community participated in the annual Rucking for Vets event at the Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Vail, Arizona, May 11. Rucking for Vets is a grass roots effort led by local D-M Airmen. The goal is to raise money in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The event consisted of over…

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Army Reserve aviation unit participates in Angel Thunder

Posted  May 16, 2013

An unlikely aviation partner in the Air Combat Command-sponsored Exercise Angel Thunder was the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment from the U.S. Army Reserve. Units from California, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Kentucky converged at here to form an Aviation Battalion Task Force with five CH-47D Chinooks, eight UH-60L Black Hawks, three HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawks,…

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Local Briefs May 17, 2013

Posted  May 16, 2013

Resume Review Fri, May 17, 1-4 p.m. The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be conducting free resume reviews today from 1-4 p.m. Experts will review your resume and listen to your 30 second business introduction — no appointment needed. For more information, call 228-5690. DMAFB Annual Career Month at Davis-Monthan AFB Tues, May 21,…

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755th keeps Compass Call jamming

Posted  May 9, 2013

How do you get a plane that weighs more than 100,000 pounds to get off the ground and keep flying? The 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here has been doing just that.

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Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center seeks patients

Posted  May 9, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Airmen who are sick of living day to day with their glasses or contacts have an opportunity to leave them behind. The Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at the David Grant USAF Medical Center here currently has no waiting list for laser eye surgery. Airmen in the western region who want…

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DLT raises money for the AFEV

Posted  May 9, 2013

The Desert Lightning Team is one of many sponsors raising money for the Air Force Enlisted Village at the upcoming 10th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic tournament at Eglin AFB, Fla., May 17-18.

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DOD counters Internet posts on religion issue

Posted  May 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Internet posts making the rounds claiming that the Defense Department will court-martial service members who espouse Christianity are not true, a Pentagon spokesman said today. “The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects, (and supports…

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New mobile app calculates torque settings on the fly

Posted  May 9, 2013

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force’s leading Instructional Training Unit (ITU) recently presented their newest product to Col. David W. Murphy, commander, 782nd Training Group, Air, Education and Training Command. Torqued, a mobile app The Griffin developed, allows Air Force maintainers, or anyone who uses torque wrenches, to calculate complicated torque settings on-the-fly. “It…

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SecDef calls for culture of dignity, respect

Posted  May 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Allegations of misconduct against an Air Force officer in charge of the service’s sexual assault prevention and response effort underscored the importance of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s effort to prevent sexual assault across the military. Hagel began his Pentagon news conference Tuesday by discussing the incident in which the officer was arrested by Arlington…

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