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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 When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women.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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31st Annual WEPTAC Conference

Posted  October 25, 2012

Warfighters from throughout the United States will gathered at the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC), Tucson International Airport for the 31st annual Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) Oct. 22-26.

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Local Briefs Oct 26, 2012

Posted  October 25, 2012

Learn how to file for divorce in Arizona Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Presented by the Base Legal Office. Please RSVP at 228-5690. Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center Is your deployed loved one coming home soon? Come out and…

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43rd ECS holds canned food drive

Posted  October 25, 2012

The 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron is collecting canned food for the Cardiac Community Kitchen and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona until November 9th. This is the first time the 43rd ECS has held this event. “It was an idea to get us involved in the community,” said Capt. Jeremy Jacques, 43rd Electronic Combat…

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Eagle’s Nest’s doors fly open again

Posted  October 18, 2012

The Eagle’s Nest Snack Bar and Grill has opened its doors again, and it has come back with a few improvements. Improvements include the relocation of the cash register, installation of new blinds and carpeting, and more. All improvements have created more space and comfort for customers. “We moved the cash register to the area…

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Airmen volunteer for “Tucson Meet Yourself”

Posted  October 18, 2012

The “Tucson Meet Yourself” Festival was held Oct. 12-14 in downtown Tucson and more than 40 members of the Desert Lightning Team volunteered their time to the annual community event. Airmen were scheduled to help with set-up, tear down, green team, which is a trash pickup and recycling detail, and traffic control. “Most of the…

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Desert Lightning Team encouraged to practice daily situational awareness

Posted  October 18, 2012

Tucson can be a wonderful place to live, work and play. It’s filled with picturesque desert landscapes, high mountain vistas and a melting pot of culturally diverse people with whom to enjoy life. However, as great of a place as Tucson is, there is still a need for all of us to maintain awareness of…

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Warrior of the Week October 19, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Michelle Snapp Family: David Snapp, Jennifer Murray, James Mateosky Hometown: Clark AFB, Philippines/ Schertz, Texas

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‘Fastest man alive’ celebrates 65th anniversary with re-enactment

Posted  October 18, 2012

Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ground breaking event with a re-enactment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 14.

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AF officials to release enlisted quarterly assignment listing early

Posted  October 18, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are releasing the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, on Oct. 22 for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1 and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16. “We are…

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October is Energy Action Month

Posted  October 18, 2012

October is Energy Action Month. It is a time for all of us to think about the importance of energy in our daily lives, the lives of our families, and in our ability to accomplish our mission. Our colleagues in the area of responsibility know how critical energy is as they fly missions to resupply…

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