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D-M puts its agencies to the test

An aircraft crash training exercise was held at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range here Feb. 19. The simulated crash site was scattered throughout a two mile radius. “The idea was to test the base’s capabilities to respond to an aircraft crash incident with a mass-casualty piece involved,” said Master Sgt. Mark Molineaux, 355th…

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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better…

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New Airmen get their bearings

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — New Airmen go through a whirlwind of activities during the transformation of civilian to active duty Airman, which can be a confusing process. Lucky for new Airmen, there’s the First Term Airmen Center to catch them when they land at their first duty station. FTAC is a five-day program…

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Riding for the future of cycling

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Following a full day of work developing Air Force models, Maj. Ian Holt, the Headquarters Air Force Space Command vault concepts lead, mounts his Felt bicycle and starts pedaling on a three-hour training ride. It’s all part of the regimen prescribed by his coach leading up to the…

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Flyovers: Sight, sound of freedom

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — They are breathtaking, flawless and can cause the viewer to have goosebumps. They look easy, but, according to those who perform them, flyovers take training, skill and precise decisions to execute. The most recent flown in the area was the Super Bowl flyover, where the Thunderbirds, officially known as…


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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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