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Special Operations develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s way. The TALOS suit “was chartered to explore and catalyze a revolutionary integration…

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Air Force, Army conduct joint service training

U.S. Air Force and Arizona Army National Guard units conducted joint training at a southern Arizona military training range Jan. 20. A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of D-M, and a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducted close air support…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, life is about helping those in need. When the 17-year veteran learned a coworker’s truck had broken down two-and-a-half hours away in Lake Havasu, Arizona, he volunteered his truck, trailer and time to help the junior Airman get it back…

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Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

Pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base may take to the skies to help protect thousands of spectators at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 1. Arizona’s Air National Guard is among the units teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in…

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Adventure in Alaska: Officer looks to mush dogs in Iditarod

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles while the bitter cold nips at any piece of exposed skin. Maj. Roger…


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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Davis-Monthan Movie Schedule March 30, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

FRIDAY This Means War, 7 p.m. (PG-13), starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine SATURDAY Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 7 p.m. (PG-13), starring Nicolas Cage, Ciar¡n Hinds SUNDAY Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, 2 p.m. (PG-13), starring Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union

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Local Briefs March 30, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

School Age Program Summer Camp registration to begin The School Age Program Summer Camps will be open for registration April 2-6 for Single/Dual Military and April 16-20 for all others. Registrations will be accepted at Bldg. 6006 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. There is a $25 registration fee per week, per child, grades K-12….

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Happenings around Tucson

Posted  March 29, 2012

Pima Community College to hold ceremony honoring fallen troops Friday, March 30 – 7 a.m. PCC’s Downtown Campus will host a special ceremony in memory of America’s military men and women who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The event will take place in the Downtown Campus courtyard, 1255 N. Stone Ave. The name of…

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How to make your PCS move go smoothly

Posted  March 29, 2012

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months.  These shipments compete with private sector moves creating a phenomenon in the transportation industry called the “peak moving season.” Peak moving season runs May through August each…

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March 2012 Crime and Punishment

Posted  March 29, 2012

Editor’s note: Each month, the legal office publishes the results of actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice completed during the previous month. Specific individuals who received Nonjudicial Punishment are not identified. Article 15 Actions: During February 2012, D-M commanders administered 5 Nonjudicial Punishment actions under Article 15 of the UCMJ. The punishments imposed…

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Air Force officials expand electronic ADSC notifications

Posted  March 29, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are expanding automated notifications to Airmen of personnel actions requiring them to sign active duty service commitment acknowledgement statements. The automated ADSC notifications were successfully tested in November 2011 for more than 800 Airmen selected for intermediate and senior developmental education courses. Since February,…

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Air Force ends pilot travel card program

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently decided to transition existing Controlled Spend Account travel cards to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The CSA, a pilot travel card program, provided some enhancements for travelers, but also brought about significant challenges for our most frequent travelers and those with unique…

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AF announces 2012 aviator continuation pay program

Posted  March 29, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials released the details of fiscal 2012 Aviator Continuation Pay program this week, with continuing focus on retaining highly-qualified manned and remotely piloted aircraft rated crew members. The ACP program gives some pilots and combat systems officers the opportunity for a financial bonus in exchange for…

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55th Rescue Squadron takes flight

Posted  March 29, 2012

The primary mission of the 55th Rescue Squadron is worldwide combat search and rescue in support of combat air forces.

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