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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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Colonel encourages ‘caged’ drivers to watch out for bikers

Posted  June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — Col. Dana Morel knows the dangers of motorcycle riding as well as anyone. A biker herself, Morel was a lieutenant at Mather Air Force Base, Calif., in 1986 when a young airman she knew with the base honor guard took off…

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Memorial Day: More than just a day off from work

Posted  May 24, 2012

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — Memorial Day is a holiday, peculiarly observed. If you have not served on a detail, volunteered for honor guard, or flown a missing man formation over...

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355th CMS Airman named IDEA winner

Posted  May 24, 2012

Come up with an idea that saves the Air Force a significant amount of money per year, earn up to $10,000. That couldn’t get any easier. It’s the concept behind the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. The IDEA program awards Airmen who have...

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‘What do I do now?’

Posted  May 24, 2012

“What do I do know? I don’t want to get out of the Air Force.” Unfortunately, that is a common question I get asked as the base career advisor. With today’s economy and job market, many Airmen are making the decision to continue their military career rather than compete for what little jobs are available…

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Warrior of the Week May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. David M. Hart Family: James Hart (Father), Annie Hart (Mother). Hometown: Little Rock, AR Unit: 924 MXS Job Title: Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman Job Description: Removes, installs, disassembles, inspects, repairs, reassembles and test TF-34 turbofan engines. Most rewarding job aspect: Producing and…

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New, lighter ABU available in June

Posted  May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The new, Rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU), featuring a lighter nylon-cotton blend, will be available to Airmen at 16 U.S. bases and through AAFES online starting in June. The wear policy for the light-weight RABUs will be exactly the same as for the ABUs. The only difference between the ABU and the…

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‘Pink slime’ products to be permanently removed from commissary shelves

Posted  May 24, 2012

In recent weeks, “pink slime” oozed from the headlines. While commissary officials assure customers that the lean finely textured beef antibacterial process has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration for decades, the officials made the decision recently to phase out these products in response to customer concerns….

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Fallen Airman remembered on anniversary of death

Posted  May 24, 2012

Four years ago, following an honorable career as an Air Force Master Sergeant, the Davis-Monthan AFB and Air Force Communities lost one of its retired defenders. On June 1, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz., an armed man fired a rifle into the homes of two of his neighbors and fled as the first responding Pima County…

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More D-M Technical Sergeants make rank

Posted  May 24, 2012

More than 100 D-M technical sergeants earned a future promotion to master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here May 17. Most of the promotees were listed in the May 18 edition of Desert Lightning News, but the following list of future master sergeants were inadvertently left off of that list. Congratulations to the…

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Honoring our heroes

Posted  May 24, 2012

In the National Capital Region, you do not have to look far to find monuments honoring our heroic Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who have paid the ultimate price in defense of our great Nation. This weekend, Americans will visit the memorials and cemeteries in Washington D.C. and throughout the U.S. as well…

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