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Dietary Supplements: Safety still an issue

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Servicemember is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Servicemembers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Servicemembers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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D-M pararescuemen hone skills in Bagram’s excess structures

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Pararescuemen from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, participated in a mission rehearsal where they practiced breaching, clearing, patient care and egress skills. Air Force rescue forces, conduct combat search and rescue and personnel recovery. The 83rd ERQS partnered with Joint Task Force Trailblazer, U.S. Army 2nd Engineer Brigade,…

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D-M Airmen respond first to desert wreck

Three D-M Airmen were driving through the desert on their way to a popular hiking spot to enjoy a typical Sunday outdoors. Everything was going according to plan until they spotted a person on the right side of the road frantically trying to get their attention. As they approached the scene, everything came into focus….

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162nd Wing Airmen refine warrior skills in the high country

BELLEMONT, Ariz. — Enhancement of deployment and domestic response skills were the assignments given to 73 members of the 162nd Wing during an exercise Aug. 11-15 at Camp Navajo Collective Training Center. “What would you do if you were deployed?” asked Lt. Col. Gregory Bliss, deputy commander of the 162nd Wing Mission Support Group and…

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AF Academy ranks high in Best Colleges Ranking report

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — The U.S. Air Force Academy ranks high among the nation’s top universities in engineering and liberal arts courses, according to the 2015 Best Colleges Ranking report released Sept. 9, by U.S. News & World Report. Specifically, the Academy has the nation’s fifth-best undergraduate engineering program, and its second-best…


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Final EA/FONSI available for the D-M 2012-14 Capital Improvement Program

Posted  May 24, 2012

The U.S Air Force has released a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for its 2012-14 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at Davis-Monthan. The CIP identifies construction and demolition projects to improve facilities at Davis-Monthan AFB, ensuring that the installation has the upgrades necessary to support is mission to protect and preserve…

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Free National Park entrance for military and family

Posted  May 17, 2012

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Members from all branches of the U.S. military gathered at the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Va. May 15, as the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented a unique opportunity for service members and their families.

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D-M celebrates Nurse Appreciation Week

Posted  May 17, 2012

The 355th Medical Group on D-M is celebrated National Nurse Appreciation Week from May 6-12. There were a number of events for the nurses and technicians to enjoy, most notably a luncheon May 9 with special guest speakers Capt. Merilys Brown and Col. Donna Cousino. Brown was a flight nurse during World War II and…

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New Air Force Housing website makes PCS smoother for Airmen

Posted  May 17, 2012

More often than not, when Airmen receive orders to move to a new location there are a million questions with no answers in sight, but now with the new housing website, Airmen and their families can find help with just about every question they have. The website features links to all Air Force bases’ sites…

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Warrior of the Week May 18, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Alex N. Donovan

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May is mental health month

Posted  May 17, 2012

May is National Mental Health Month and D-M’s Mental Health Clinic has a variety of programs to ensure that Airmen and their families know the proper ways to deal with pressures in any situation. National Mental Health Month is a nation-wide movement to educate communities on mental health issues and the appropriate avenues of assistance….

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Single staffing tool goes Air Force wide

Posted  May 17, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Beginning this summer, all Air Force civil service employees will have transitioned to a resume based system when seeking new positions for Air Force civilian vacancies worldwide. In 2010, the Air Force Personnel Center announced the transition to a single staffing tool for all Air Force job…

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D-M Technical Sergeants make rank

Posted  May 17, 2012

More than 95 technical sergeants earned a future promotion to master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here May 17. Air Force-wide, approximately 27.58 of eligible promotes were selected for promotion. Congratulations to the following Desert Lightning Team members: 12th Air Force  Tech. Sgt. Blake Carrington Tech. Sgt. Angelina Evans Tech. Sgt. Jessica Larsen…

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They are ALL your Airmen!

Posted  May 17, 2012

Commentary by Master Sgt. Brian Potvin Air Force Command and Control Integration Center LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — How many times have you heard someone say, “That senior airman’s not wearing his hat in the parking lot.” Or “That tech sergeant just ran inside because reveille is about to sound.”? I bet at some…

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Cyber Security important at home and the office

Posted  May 17, 2012

Technological advancements utilized in the commercial market continue to gain leverage in the military and in our personal lives. Social networking, mobile electronics, and data availability offer opportunities to communicate more efficiently but pose some risk to the military and common users. With the proper education, device configuration, the latest patches and upgrades, and encryption,…

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