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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current…

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First Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event a success

The 162nd Wing’s Air Wing Integrator hosted her first Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event on April 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucson International Airport. Christina Desiato began working here last September with a purpose, to assist deployed service members throughout the deployment cycle, and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is her number one priority….

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HARM office receives prestigious career-field award

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing Host Aviation Resource Management office celebrated receipt of the career-field’s top honor, the Sergeant Dee Campbell Outstanding Aviation Resource Management Large Unit of the Year for the Air National Guard during the wing’s annual awards ceremony Sunday, April 11. “We’ve never received this award before, so it’s pretty special for us”…

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“Marry Me”: An artist’s reflection on life as a military spouse

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Diala Estela, 4th Fighter Wing key spouse mentor, placed third out of 35 exhibits April 3, at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, North Carolina. Estala’s sculpture, titled “Marry Me,” was a dress made from 130 plastic bottles to symbolize the spouses of active-duty service members based on her personal…

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162nd Wing remembers influential leader

The 162nd Wing mourned the loss of an icon, Sunday, as one of its most influential unit members was laid to rest. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Karen Veltman dedicated 32 years of her life to the 162nd, its members and their families. She stands as a pillar of feminist fortitude to the masses of women…


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Veterans honored with send-off to WWII Memorial

Posted  October 25, 2012

Members of the 162nd Fighter Wing gave a heroes’ send-off Oct. 16 to World War II Veterans as they embarked on a journey from Tucson to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington…

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Health & Safety

D-M – It’s time for your flu vaccine

Posted  October 25, 2012

It’s that time of year again – flu season. Right now, the 355th Medical Group is administering the flu vaccination to Active Duty and high risk beneficiaries who will be identified by a phone call or letter. Our Immunizations clinic will be open for all beneficiaries to receive the flu vaccine on Nov. 1. The…

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AF releases RFP for new helicopter

Posted  October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition announced today the posting of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Federal Business Opportunities website, signaling the official launch of this high priority Air Force acquisition program. The RFP defines an integrated, capability-based, best-value approach….

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Halloween on-base trick-or-treating hours announced

Posted  October 25, 2012

Trick-or-treating hours are set for Halloween, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 10 two-man teams from the 355th Security Forces Squadron will be out on the streets in the Soaring Heights community ensuring the safety and well-being of all children participating in Halloween festivities. The Soaring Heights Welcome Center staff will…

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Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

Posted  October 25, 2012

Excitement is in the air and ghosts, ghouls, monsters and princesses will be out in mass on Oct. 31 from 5 – 8 p.m.  Accidents and mishaps increase normally during this event, so to prevent many of these accidents, use common sense and be aware of potential hazards and take precautions to mitigate them. Halloween…

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Courage without hesitation

Posted  October 25, 2012

You are driving east on I-10 towards D-M. The sun is setting, and you are running late. You had to run back home to let your dog back in your house, and you are still competing with the fast moving traffic to get to base. Six cars ahead of your vehicle you see a Ford…

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Health & Safety

30-Day Inspection ensures functionality, saves lives

Posted  October 25, 2012

It takes an entire village to raise a child, and it takes an entire squadron to get an aircraft in the air, keep it there, and make sure the personnel on board are safe. The 563rd Operations Support Squadron is one such squadron, but there is more than just aircraft maintenance involved. There are also…

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D-M helps set exercise standards for the Air Force

Posted  October 25, 2012

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted an evaluation team during the Response Training and Assessment Program exercise Oct. 17-19.

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D-M continues to save energy

Posted  October 25, 2012

The D-M Energy Team has a knack for producing great ideas for the future of D-M. They also have a talent for coming up with ideas that save money for the base. Before upgrades, Davis-Monthan used up to $7.8 million a year on utilities. The Energy Team is looking to bring it down even more…

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Salutes & Awards

Arizona Air Guardsman honored as Analyst of the Year

Posted  October 25, 2012

The Outstanding Analyst of the Year Award was presented to Arizona Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Svetlana Sevciuc for her full-time work as an intelligence specialist with the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in July.

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