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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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When responding to surveys, check to ensure they’re official

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – Airmen around the world are asked to respond to many surveys, some of which are official and legitimate. Others, however, are not official and Airmen should not respond to them. According to Renee Tealer of the Air Force Survey Office, Air Force Personnel Center, Airmen typically get three types…

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Airman uses LEAP experience to enhance AFSOUTH mission

The U.S. Air Force is made up of a diversely talented group of people whose personal skill sets often enhance their careers; one Davis-Monthan Airman is using his language and culture skills to support a unique Air Forces Southern mission. Capt. Kawika Berggren, a C-130 navigator by trade and a fluent Spanish speaker, who is…


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Health & Safety

Tips from your D-M Dental Clinic

Posted  June 28, 2012

Are you expecting? Hoping to be expecting? Pregnancy is a special time, and a time filled with anxieties and questions like, “how can I ensure that I have a healthy baby?” and “how should I take care of myself when I am pregnant?” The following is some advice to help keep you healthy during pregnancy…

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Events

Local Briefs June 29, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Visit Tucson Museum of Art for free Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit The Tucson Museum of Art for free through the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums are more than 1,800 museums nationwide which offer free admission to active duty military…

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Salutes & Awards

Inn on D-M voted ACC’s best lodging operation

Posted  June 21, 2012

The Inn on D-M has done it again. They have been voted Air Combat Command’s Best Lodging Operation seven out of the past nine years, and will be competing for back-to-back wins as the 2012 Air Force…

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Chief Brown to be Eielson’s new command chief

Posted  June 21, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Brown, 355th Maintenance Group superintendent, has served his country in the U.S. Air Force for more than 26 years. On July 11, he will take a new step in his career and become the command chief of Eielson AFB, AK. Recently, he sat down to reflect on his experiences and his…

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Warrior of the Week June 22, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: 1st Lt. Jeremy Alan Potter Family: Parents, Jeff and Linda PotterHometown: Poulsbo, Washington Unit: 41 Electronic Combat Squadron Job title: EC-130H Navigator…

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CINC award money set to improve D-M’s quality of life

Posted  June 21, 2012

On March 26, the Air Force announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Installation…

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D-M’s got an app for that

Posted  June 21, 2012

Davis-Monthan has recently joined the My Military Communities list of accessible bases. My Military Communities is a free downloadable application developed for smart phones by the 375th Communications Support Squadron, Software Engineering Flight at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The application was designed to be an all-encompassing directory for Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines to…

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Commentary

Cognitive Influence: Cultivating Responsible Choices

Posted  June 21, 2012

Responsible choices begin with how we process information. A thought pattern or mindset influenced by wise and trustworthy counsel and teaching can foster a culture of responsible choices individually and corporately. The Air Force has tasked all of its members to exemplify the characteristics of a leader. People who are leaders stand out. They do…

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Events

Family, fitness health fair

Posted  June 21, 2012

Please join us for a Family Health and Fitness Health Fair hosted by the 355th MDG Patient Education Function on Friday, July 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Base Exchange Food Court area.  Information will be available on Patient Safety, Disease Management, Public Health, Pharmacy, Dental, the Wounded Warrior Project, and topics…

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JA announces new programs

Posted  June 21, 2012

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 to March 1, 2013. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. The FLEP is a paid legal studies program for active-duty Air Force…

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