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Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new

Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win.

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F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Senior Airman Elizabeth Huerta, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron technician, loads a flare trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 26, 2017. The trailer was taken to the flight line for aircraft loading. From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized…

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Airmen inspire next generation at home, abroad

RIONEGRO, COLOMBIA — A gentle but persistent breeze flows through the lush South American valley, offering respite from the often-oppressive heat its American visitors are used to. The serene beauty of the Colombian landscape is sharply contrasted by the roar of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon as it takes to the skies, the deafening sound of…

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29th IS Airman tackles Air Force rugby team

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ­— Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air…

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Bonded through service, linked by fate

CHICAGO — Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two Air Force master sergeants became forever intertwined, as if guided by…


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Commentary

Exchange bakeries nourish troops’ spirits overseas

Posted  March 3, 2017

DALLAS — For Cpl. Deamborene Outlaw, a simple slice of Wonder Bread goes a long way toward making South Korea feel more like home. “It’s comforting to me because it’s like a little piece of home,” Outlaw said, who serves as a chaplain’s assistant at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in South Korea. “I’ve lived in…

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Heritage aircraft get license to ‘show off’

Posted  March 3, 2017

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II’s, a P-38 Lightning and a P-47 Thunderbolt break out of a formation Feb. 12 at the HFTCC. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class…

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News

ADC recognizes Glendale, southeast Arizona for support to military members, families

Posted  March 3, 2017

The Association of Defense Communities recently designated eight communities as “Great American Defense Communities,” a recognition of the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. The association launched the Great American Defense Communities initiative in conjunction with the House…

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People and Places

Base housing living chocked full of good things

Posted  March 3, 2017

I was emerging from the base gym’s steam room, sweating and feeling a bit woozy, when I heard her. “We don’t do base housing,” a young female officer putting on her blueberry fatigues told a friend in the women’s locker room. She mentioned that she received orders to her next duty at Naval Station Mayport,…

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Air Force helps Airmen obtain commercial DL

Posted  March 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is taking steps to turn government vehicle operator certifications into commercial driver’s licenses. By creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Commercial Driver’s License Test System model, the Air Force will enable examiners to certify government motor vehicle operators on commercial vehicle equivalents in accordance…

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