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D-M sets standard for deployed Airmen tracker

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team members created an innovative tool, now Air Combat Command-wide, for leadership to track their Airmen downrange at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Two Airmen from the 355th Communications Squadron crafted an official tool, called the Blue Line Tracker, to create a more simple way of keeping…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — When an Airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Air Force Uniform Office (AFUO), Air Force Life…

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Standards don’t change – on duty or off

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do are core values that U.S. Air Force Airmen live by. Although these are important values for the Air Force, every base has their own principles that are essential to accomplishing the mission. Brig. Gen. Glen VanHerck, 7th Bomb…

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Prince Harry, former President Bush stress importance of healing invisible wounds

ORLANDO, Fla.(AFNS) — Great Britain’s Prince Harry, former President George W. Bush, and service members from each of their nations led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented May 8 by the George W. Bush Institute here. Former first lady Laura Bush said she and the Bush Institute leadership were…

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Holocaust Day of Remembrance 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Eight holocaust survivors told their harrowing tales of survival during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at the Dove Chapel May 9. Dessert lightning team members were invited to listen to holocaust survivors’ personal stories and participate in a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who were lost. Sidney Finkel,…


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National Energy Action Month at D-M

Posted  November 2, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team members are celebrating National Energy Action Month, the federal government and U.S. Air Force commemoration designated to inform people on how to save energy, from Oct. 1 to 30. This year’s theme is Mission Assurance through Energy Assurance. The goal is to inspire the total force to be…

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Cybersecurity program shapes mission assurance for AF core missions

Posted  November 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Task Force Cyber Secure has made progress in addressing mission assurance and cybersecurity challenges for Air Force core missions, according to Air Force leaders. The initiative, originally enacted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, aims to synchronize cybersecurity efforts across the Air Force enterprise to improve the…

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First sergeant’s 720-mile run gains national attention

Posted  October 27, 2015

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — A 2nd Space Warning Squadron first sergeant accomplished his goal of running 720 miles in 30 days from Aurora, Colorado, to Abilene, Texas, in order to raise money and awareness for wounded warriors. “The moment this idea came to me, it seemed crazy,” 1st Sgt. Troy Drasher said…

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Airman finds relative’s WWII crash site in Belgium

Posted  January 27, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. — The date is Dec. 24, 1944, in the midst of World War II, and while most Americans are at home preparing for a Christmas with their families, 1st Lt. Cuno Vernal Becker, an armament officer with the Army Air Force’s 836th Bomb Squadron is boarding his B-17 Flying…

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Climbing to the top with Chief ingredients

Posted  April 18, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Achieving the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force wasn’t initially a goal for a few of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s new chief master sergeants. Life changes and years of trial and error are a couple of the ingredients that shaped their paths to the highest…

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