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Davis-Monthan Airman helps Tucsonan

One weather forecaster’s self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car accident outside the gates of Davis-Monthan. Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, was escorting a fellow Airman after undergoing a surgery, when the accident occurred. “We were sitting at the intersection of Speedway and Kolb,” said Boone….

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D-M A-10’s train at RAF Lakenheath

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — A Theater Security Package comprised of A-10C Thunderbolts and Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived at the Liberty Wing March 13 to train with NATO allies in new environments and cultures. “Working with our NATO allies helps strengthen the bonds between us, and demonstrates the…

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Chinese language connects linguist, local school children

An Air Force Linguist from the 55th Electronic Combat Group found a unique way to stay proficient in his language of practice by helping local school children study. Tech Sgt. Jonathan Roe, 55th ECG Chinese linguist, has been visiting the International School of Tucson to assist first through third-graders study the Chinese language since January….

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Turkey Shoot inspires competition at 162nd Wing

The Maintenance and Operations Squadrons of the 162nd Wing competed in a Turkey Shoot held during March Unit Training Assembly. The 148th, 152nd, and 195th fighter squadrons competed to determine combat readiness and effectiveness. A Turkey Shoot is a competition where Airmen face-off in simulated air mission scenarios to determine which squadron can score the…


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Service members involved in UH-60 crash identified

Posted  March 19, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It is with a heavy heart that the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Louisiana National Guard formally announced the names of the seven Marines and four Soldiers who died in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crash near Eglin Air Force Base, at approximately…

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AF trials underway for 2015 Warrior Games

Posted  March 12, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors here are fighting for a chance to compete at the 2015 Warrior Games during the Air Force Trials Feb. 27 through March 5. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being…

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Women’s History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

Posted  March 12, 2015

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) — During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the home front….

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VA encourages eligible Vets to apply for Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

Posted  March 12, 2015

Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications from Veterans interested in participating in the 2015 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. The 2015 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic will be held Sept.13-18 at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in San Diego, California. The annual event is expected to attract Veterans from…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted  March 12, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an…

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D-M to host 2nd annual Pat’s Run

Posted  March 12, 2015

Davis-Monthan is scheduled to host the Second Annual DMAFB Pat’s Run Troop Run on Saturday, April 25 at 8 a.m. The ruck/walk/run will begin at the Benko Fitness Center and will be 4.2 miles long. This event can be enjoyed by all family members! Cost for adults is $20.00 and children 12 and under are…

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Where the land meets the sky Davis-Monthan deployers participate in “Show-n-Tell” in Bagram

Posted  March 12, 2015

U.S. Airmen from the 455 EAMXS and 41 EAMU deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, participated in a “Show-n-tell” with U.S. Marines also deployed to BAF on Feb. 23. This meeting afforded an opportunity for members of both services to become better acquainted with equipment and procedures utilized during joint missions. The Airmen showcased the…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted  March 12, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out of…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted  March 12, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning in March. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations,…

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Local Briefs March 13, 2015

Posted  March 12, 2015

NARFE Chapter 1874 to meet March 16, 11:30 a.m. – Golden Corral Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N.Thornydale Rd. The March meeting will be on Monday, March 16. (Senior menu $7.95)  Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. The meeting…

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