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D-M Airmen participate in exercise Cactus Flag

Airment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the annual Cactus Flag exercise, which began operations Dec. 4, 2017.

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San Antonio civic leaders go west, experience Total Force

"Go west, young man" American author Horace Greeley said about America's expansion westward. Recently, 22 civic leaders from the San Antonio area did just that during the 433rd Airlift Wing's Civic Leaders' Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 16-17, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson Local

AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency

Most people hear the words Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device, but for the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., it means efficiency.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Married Soldiers become jumpmasters together

Posted  July 7, 2017

FORT CARSON, Colo. — When Daniel and Angel Durkee first met, they were in high school chemistry class in Canyon Lake, California, and the reaction was immediate. They started dating, but their bond would be tested as Daniel, a year older, graduated, joined the Army, and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Now, Sgt….

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Face of Defense: Mother, daughter reflect on Air Guard service

Posted  July 7, 2017

GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. — Although set on different paths for military service, Air Force Master Sgt. Peggy Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Nichole Jordan of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing has experienced a journey few Airmen can claim — one characterized by dedication, tradition and ultimately, love. “It is…

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Heartbreak fridge offers up strange parting gifts

Posted  July 7, 2017

The summer military moving season is upon us, which means it is probably time to say good-bye to some very good friends. There will be farewell fire pits, hugs on the driveway, and even a few tears. However, moving requires cleaning out the pantry and refrigerator, so this otherwise sad occasion may also come with…

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Unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base

Posted  July 7, 2017

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Dogs are believed by many to be man’s best friend. They have been companions to humans for hundreds of years. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working…

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Book tells of early Arizona aviation

Posted  July 7, 2017

We often hear fighter jets flying over the skies of Arizona, or we catch a flight at Sky Harbor or Tucson International Airport. Hundreds of modern jet aircraft fly over the skies of Arizona every day in an orderly manner carefully controlled by military or FAA rules. However, it wasn’t always like this. Have you…

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