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Maintaining fitness standards during the holidays is important

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — During the holidays, going to the gym usually isn’t on the top of most peoples’ priority list. Priority is given to visiting families, planning vacations, and most important, indulging in holiday feasts. Going to the gym during the holidays can be more important than you think. Whether you are…

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162nd Wing facilitates interagency training for active shooter exercise

Active-shooter exercises are common within government facilities and military bases, and most of them seem to surround a single entity neutralizing a threat by force. Very seldom, however, do these training events involve an entire installation, along with government counterparts, like it did here at the 162nd Wing Nov. 17. “One of the ideas behind…

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Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

Fort Huachuca, ARIZ. — The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, marking the Arizona Air National Guard’s first Predator flight on U.S. soil. The 214th Reconnaissance Group, aligned under the…

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Navy unit trains with D-M

Sailors from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. conducted joint training with A-10C Thunderbolt II squadrons and Combat Search and Rescue units here Nov. 3-1. Five MH-60S Knighthawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 Black Knights flew with the 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons, as well as the 354th Fighter Squadron. “The…

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Diamond Sharp November 14, 2104

Name/Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Alisha Welch / 923 AMXS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ron Smith Duty Title: C-130J NCOIC When joined the AF: Jul 23, 2003 Hometown: Turbotville, PA Hobbies: HITT/Weight Training, Education, Canning/Food Preservation, spending time with her 4 children Selection Reasons: – Revitalized workcenter equipment account through tracking/maintaining more than $100K in assets.  Her…


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Warrior of the Week July 6, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Truesdell Family: Calee (wife), Adrian (son) Hometown: Tucson, AZ Unit: 305th...

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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted  July 5, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available. Airmen will be able to access the latest reference material by September. Past Career Development Courses are also available for those still studying for the 2012…

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Address updates essential for absentee voting

Posted  July 5, 2012

WASHINGTON — With just 130 days remaining until the national elections, overseas servicemembers, civilians, contractors and family members need to let their home states know of any change in address so they can receive their absentee ballots in time. The secretary of Defense designated June 28 – July 7 as Armed Forces Voters Week to…

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D-M Airmen rescue injured Hiker

Posted  July 5, 2012

On June 22, the 563rd Rescue Group rescued an Arizona Game and Fish Department intern after she fell while attempting to check the status of wildlife in the area in Pima Canyon. The intern a 21-year-old female with injuries to her head and knee, was was reported as being “in and out of consciousness.” The…

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Nominees sought for Joan Orr Spouse Award

Posted  July 5, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2013 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. The Air Force Association Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The award period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31,…

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I am an American Airman: I will not fail!

Posted  July 5, 2012

Early in my Air Force career, I overheard an NCO say, “The only tradition in the Air Force is constant change.” I should clarify that he more grumbled it than said it. I remember thinking how odd of an...

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Citizen Airmen, Soldiers join forces to deliver jet fuel

Posted  July 5, 2012

When American Soldiers need practice managing the vital fuel that keeps the military mobile, they look to the Arizona Air National Guard for hands-on experience. It’s not often that Army reserve quartermasters...

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Managing your move: TMO breaks down moving myths

Posted  July 5, 2012

The summer season encroaches each and every day. Changes of command, farewell picnics and moving trucks mark this transitional time frame. However, do not fret — the Airmen at the Traffic Management Office are there to ease the stress during the moving process. Staff Sgt. Eva Simmons, 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management specialist, explained…

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A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel

Posted  July 5, 2012

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron made history here flying the first aircraft to use a new.…

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New financial guidance may help troops as they move

Posted  July 5, 2012

WASHINGTON – Homeowners with military transfer orders will be immediately eligible for short sales under new guidance to mortgage servicers that may help tens of thousands of military homeowners moving to a new duty station, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau officials said today. Military homeowners will be eligible for short sales, even if they are current…

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