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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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Veterans

VA announces effort to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. To speed the national hiring process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, a multi-faceted, sustained National marketing and outreach campaign that includes…

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62 civil service to voluntarily retire at 309th AMARG

Posted  June 14, 2012

The U.S. Air Force announced June 8, that 62 civil service employees at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance & Regeneration Group have accepted voluntary retirements. The announcement came during a meeting that included Col. Allan Day, commander of the 309th Maintenance Wing, and Col. Patrick Kumashiro, commander of the 309th AMARG, local government, and community representatives…

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Health & Safety

June is Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 14, 2012

Men’s Health Month emphasizes health issues and raises awareness of preventable problems. The hope is to encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Part of being aware is looking at lifestyle choices, such as diet habits, exercise, smoking and alcohol use. Men can be safer, stronger, and healthier by taking the following steps: Learn your…

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D-M senior enlisted corps primed to lead

Posted  June 14, 2012

As my time as the 355th Fighter Wing’s command chief draws to a close here, it’s hard not to notice how great it is to be an enlisted leader on the Desert Lightning Team – I am surrounded by powerhouse leaders that make service easier for us all. In the past three months, two of…

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Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Program debuts at D-M

Posted  June 14, 2012

Service to the Armed Forces, an American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter program that provides support to military members, veterans and their families, opened a new satellite office on Davis-Monthan, June 13. In Southern Arizona, the SAF program offers essential human services to about 17,000 active duty personnel and members of all branches of the…

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Former DLT member tours with Tops in Blue

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Air Force’s premiere entertainment group, Tops in Blue, visited Tucson as part of their world-wide tour. The show features about 18 vocalists, one of which is a former member of the Desert Lightning…

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Salutes & Awards

SFS Airman receives commissioning opportunity

Posted  June 14, 2012

For some Airmen, an enlisted military career full of stripes is just the beginning. Some wish to trade them in for bars. An Airman at the 355th Security Forces Squadron had that desire and was recently accepted into the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. “My goal in the Air Force has always been to fly,”…

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Military members receive joint tactical training

Posted  June 14, 2012

Members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps came out for helicopter pre-deployment training here June 7. Lt. Col. Kjall Gopaul, 355th Mission Support Group deputy commander, led this...

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Health & Safety

2011 Consumer Confidence Report for Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted  June 14, 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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Local Briefs June 15, 2012

Posted  June 14, 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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