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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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Tucson Chapter of the DFC Society renamed

Posted  January 18, 2016

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released) A plaque with a picture of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling and the new name of the Tucson Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society was unveiled at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 13, 2016. Walling died while flying an F4C Phantom…

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA --- Martin Luther King Jr. listens at a meeting of the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at a restaurant in Atlanta. The SCLC is a civil rights organization formed by Martin Luther King after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott. --- Image by © Flip Schulke/CORBIS
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MLK day 2016 Remember! Celebrate! Act!

Posted  January 18, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era and a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement.  In sermons and speeches, Dr. King’s voice rang out with a call for us to work toward a better tomorrow.  His actions inspired men and women, young and old,…

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Cactus Flag

Posted  January 18, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing held the first large force employment and expeditionary exercise this year from Jan. 11-15 known as Cactus Flag. Cactus Flag brought a unique spin to the usual exercise routine. The exercise tested the 355th Fighter Wing on a broad scope of expeditionary skills across all units. Normally an…

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The Ghost over the highway: Reservists renew bond with Desert Storm AC-130A gunship

Posted  January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than 20 years after two Air Force Reserve Command leaders flew into combat together over the “Highway of Death” in Iraq, they were reunited with the aircraft that took them on the mission. Maj. Gen. Richard S. “Beef” Haddad and Col. Randal L. Bright boarded the AC-130A gunship — No. 55-0014…

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Remembering Desert Storm: Where we are today in the Total Force Continuum

Posted  January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — “See all those contrails heading north, captain?” the salty lieutenant colonel asked me on Jan. 16, 1991. “Yes sir!” I replied flying as a brand new aircraft commander in the C-141B Starlifter. The contrails covered the darkening sky and seemed like hundreds of fingers reaching north into Iraq to grab Saddam Hussein….

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