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Soaring Heights celebrates Earth Day

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities, a privatized Lend Lease housing community at D-M AFB, teamed up with a local landscaping company and local residents to celebrate Earth Day, April 21. More than 70 people attended the event to take part in planting an Ash tree as well as learn about the…

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Arrive Alive

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The 355th Fighter Wing Safety Flight hosted the Arrive Alive Tour at the Exchange April 21-22. The Tour travels the country using a virtual reality simulator to educate communities about distracted and impaired driving. “It is a drinking and driving and a texting and driving simulator,” said Cameron Dodgson,…

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Airman ‘re-blued’ by honoring past service members

Hand-picked to serve as a member of the United States Air Force, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service. Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts Commissary Night

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Airman and Family Readiness Center will be hosting a Commissary Night, April 24. The free event will be held for spouses of deployed Airmen and Exceptional Family Member Program families at the Commissary from 6-8 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for spouses to shop uninhibited while providing them…

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B-52 integrates, trains with French allies

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AFNS) — A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range training sortie April 20, to train and integrate with the French air force. The B-52 also participated in an aerial review near Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Lafayette Escadrille….


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Trauma czar acts as lynchpin of care when patients clinging to life

Posted  March 15, 2016

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — With the whirl of activity rushing around her and the advice of nearly 20 specialists being presented, it’s the job of Maj. (Dr.) Valerie Sams to decide the medical treatment to go forward with that could ultimately decide whether the patient lives or dies. As the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group…

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DoD Invites Vetted Specialists to ‘Hack’ the Pentagon

Posted  March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is launching a pilot program in April to allow vetted computer security specialists to do their best to hack DoD public web pages, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today. “Hack the Pentagon” is the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government, Cook said in a…

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AF announces Operation Colony Glacier casualty recovery

Posted  March 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force announced on March 7 the names of two service members who have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster II that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. Airmen 2nd Class Thomas Condon and Conrad Sprague have been recovered and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors….

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Airmen train for aircraft crash

Posted  March 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — People are on the ground screaming, parts of a plane are scattered everywhere, and a fire is raging. This was the scene that was set for the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 aircraft crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 24, 2016. “Units from all over the installation used…

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1,467 selected for promotion to senior master sergeant

Posted  March 4, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected 1,467 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant.   To access test and board scores, go to the Virtual Military Personnel Flight via the secure applications page. The selection rate was 12.32 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 533.18. Selectees’ average…

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