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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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PCS Season 2012 and Claims

Posted  June 21, 2012

Last summer was a very busy moving season and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen making a permanent change of station, be they enlisted, officer or civilian employees. You can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to your household goods by learning the rules under which your household goods are…

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Fourth of July celebration information

Posted  June 21, 2012

For July Fourth, D-M is scheduled to hold a few events to celebrate the holiday. The base pool is slated to be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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2011 Consumer Confidence Report for Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted  June 21, 2012

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and the 355th Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (BEF) are pleased to present to you the 2011 Annual Water Quality Report for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.  This report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is designed to provide details about…

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Diamond Sharp

Posted  June 21, 2012

Tech. Sgt. James Parker, 355 SFS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ron Heilman Duty Title: Assistant First Sergeant / Flight Sergeant When joined the Air Force: May 17, 1995 Hometown: Durham, North Carolina…

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D-M offers swim lessons

Posted  June 21, 2012

The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons for children at the outdoor recreation pool for the summer months of 2012. Before attending a swim lesson, parents are encouraged to attend an aquatics orientation and swim lessons informational meeting. The orientation will help parents get the answers to their questions about registration as well as general…

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myPers-TFSC survey launches June 22

Posted  June 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials will distribute an online survey June 22 to to solicit feedback about user’s experiences using the myPers-Total Force Service Center and myPers website. Thousands of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian members will be asked for their participation in the…

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Local Briefs June 22, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

612th Theater Operations Group Change of Command Col. Jonathan VanNoord will assume command of the 612th Theater Operations Group from Col. William B. Danskine on June 25 at 9 a.m. at the Mirage Club on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. If you are able to attend, please contact Capt. Michael Catalano at (520) 228-6240 or Mary…

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Airmen of the 55th Rescue Squadron return home from a 125-day deployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron returned from a 125-day deployment in Southwest Asia June 4. Families and friends awaited the more than 50 Airmen who deployed at the 55th Rescue Squadron...

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Kids lasso safety lessons at bicycle rodeo

Posted  June 14, 2012

The 355th Fighter Wing Ground Safety office held a Bicycle Rodeo here June 9. The Bicycle Rodeo was for children of all ages and focused on teaching the basics of bike safety. “This event teaches kids the basics…

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Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Cole Family: Brons (husband), Ian (son) Hometown: San Diego, CA Unit: 355 MDOS Job title: Aerospace Medical Technician Job description: Plans, provides, and evaluates routine patient care and treatment of beneficiaries…

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