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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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AF introduces Air Superiority 2030 study

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force introduced the results of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond during an Air Force Association breakfast April 7 in Arlington, Virginia. According to Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans…

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633 mph — nothing to mach

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — “Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…” A steady voice reads through a crackling radio atop a roughly hewn 2×4 wooden shelf, adding lumber to the smells of coffee and aftershave inside the enclosed trailer. Red LED numbers attached to the radio flash their faint light as they drop toward zero….


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D-M special observance program changes in 2016

Posted  December 18, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The Department of Defense has supported observances through development of local recognition programs and culturally diverse activities since 1968. Ethnic and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all military members, civilian employees, contractors, family members and retirees. Department of Defense entities strive to recognize the…

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563rd OSS, 79th RQS conduct training at Fort Huachuca

Posted  December 17, 2015

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — The 563rd Operations Support Squadron and 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, conducted aerial delivery and recovery training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Dec. 9. The HC-130J can drop a wide range of equipment to enhance personnel recovery operations. A rigged 9,720-pound Humvee and a 3,500-pound heavy equipment training load were successfully…

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D-M strengthens ties with Tucson community

Posted  December 17, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — 355th Fighter Wing and 55th Electronic Combat Group leadership signed four memorandums of agreements with local officials Dec. 14. The agreements are intended to increase the collaboration between the base and the local community in a number of areas. The Educational Partnership agreements will establish on-base internship opportunities for students of…

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525 selected for promotion to chief

Posted  December 17, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 525 out of 2,521 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant for a 20.83 percent selection rate. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal or the myPers enlisted promotion page. Airmen will be able to access their…

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Building likability as a leader

Posted  December 16, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — With the multitude of professional development courses we as Airmen attend, I just wanted to hit on some regularly discussed leadership behaviors. That said, we should also be striving to improve as we grow as leaders at all levels. These tips can be helpful whether you are leading peers or subordinates….

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