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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski Local

ACC leaders visit 355th Fighter Wing

Senior leaders from Air Combat Command headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1-4.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Salutes & Awards

D-M Airmen receive Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018….

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Airman David English Local

New command chief takes reins

The 162 Wing, based in Tucson, Ariz., celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Local

D-M hosts 2018 Heritage Flight

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team along with the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon demo teams will be flying in this year’s Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course, March 1-4, 2018.

Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb Air Force

Pilot battles brain cancer, recovery with faith

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Walking into his backyard after an Easter egg hunt, Capt. Hunter Barnhill’s hand formed a fist, holding itself with incredible and uncontrollable strength. He attempted to spread his fingers but instead fell to the ground before his friends and his 2-year-old son, Nolan, who looked confused. Unable to control…

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Air Force

Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest

Posted  March 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — As a Medal of Honor recipient and former Prisoner of War, retired Col. Leo Thorsness’s life mantra after returning home from the Vietnam War was “Faith, Family, Friends, and Fun.” With the support of Air Force senior leaders, his wife, Gaylee, and daughter, Dawn, kept those words close as they said their final…

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Medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

Posted  March 2, 2018

On Jan. 16, 2018, Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, was sitting in his truck waiting on a red light at the intersection of Dysart and Indian School roads in Glendale. A car suddenly veered into the intersection and struck oncoming traffic. Rigby immediately pulled to the side, turned on…

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Soldier takes aim at DOD warrior games, beyond

Posted  March 2, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do just about anything to obtain it? Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has endured multiple surgeries following injuries he suffered over multiple deployments. As a result, the 29-year-old Infantryman soon will be…

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Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes Airman

Posted  March 2, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — After enduring countless hardships and overcoming numerous obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa, and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. Surviving As one of roughly 20,000 children uprooted by the gruesome Second Sudanese…

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Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Humphreys
People and Places

Desert Destinations: Humphreys Peak

Posted  March 2, 2018

Senior Airman Ridge Shan An elevation sign stands atop the summit of Humphreys Peak. Humphreys Peak is Arizona’s highest point and the tallest mountain in the San Francisco Peaks. Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, hikes Humphreys Summit Trail north of Flagstaff. The trail is…

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