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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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Critical Days of Social Media: Safety tips for the virtual world

Posted  May 10, 2012

It was Saturday during a recent unit training assembly when our firefighters extinguished a blaze at the GE Apparatus Service center across the street from our main gate on Valencia Road – by Sunday an unknown unit member had posted cell phone video footage of the fire on You Tube for all to see. Our…

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Capitalizing on club membership

Posted  May 10, 2012

On April 15, the Desert Lightning Team kicked off a three-month club membership drive to increase the membership base in our club system and emphasize to customers the benefits of being a member. This drive is a great opportunity to make the clubs into what we want and need in the near future. The reality…

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A home away from home for dormitory Airmen

Posted  May 10, 2012

For Airmen living in the dorms, life outside of work can be isolating. Most are away from their friends and family, and may not know a lot of people living around them. The Airmen’s Ministry Center runs an area...

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Arizona heat ushers in Critical Days of Summer

Posted  May 10, 2012

It wasn’t your ordinary safety briefing the Friday before drill weekend. There was laughter, a few snickers, then – applause. “Well done. This is the first time I’ve seen applause following a safety briefing,” said Colonel Mick McGuire, 162nd Fighter Wing commander here. He was addressing Lt. Col. Jeffrey Waterbury, the wing’s new safety officer…

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Celebrating Heritage in a Very Modern Way

Posted  May 10, 2012

The month of May honors the Asian-Pacific American heritage, and its committee decided to lend its customs a modern twist by performing a traditional Asian-pacific dance during a flash mob at the base exchange here May 4. The flash mob took place in the D-M BX food court, with...

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D-M first sergeants host annual steak sale

Posted  May 10, 2012

Desert Lightning Team first sergeants held the 2012 Annual First Sergeants’ Steak Sale at Bama Park May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fundraiser provided Airmen with a dinner plate consisting of a steak, a loaded baked potato, coleslaw, a dinner roll and a drink for $10. The profits from the sale help…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 10, 2012

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements. Overall, 22 vocational training scholarships will be awarded, totaling $237,500. Two $30,000…

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Space Day is out of this world at the Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted  May 10, 2012

David S. Ricker Staff Writer Space Day at the Pima Air & Space Museum was an out of this world experience for a number of students from the Tucson area. The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government...

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D-M Fit Warriors: April 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

The Airmen pictured below achieved a 100% for their Physical Training Score in April. Congratulations! From left to right: Capt. Michael McKenzie, 12th Air Force, Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, Senior Airman Christia Morrissey, 355th Medical Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Steven McKnew, 943rd Rescue Group

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Local Briefs May 11, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Gate Closure The Wilmot Gate will be closed until July 9. 29 Bravo will be open from 5:30 – 9 a.m. during the closure.   Outdoor Rec trip to Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone Sunday, May 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. In honor of the West’s most famous lawman, Tombstone put together great…

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