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Special Operations develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s way. The TALOS suit “was chartered to explore and catalyze a revolutionary integration…

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Air Force, Army conduct joint service training

U.S. Air Force and Arizona Army National Guard units conducted joint training at a southern Arizona military training range Jan. 20. A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of D-M, and a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducted close air support…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, life is about helping those in need. When the 17-year veteran learned a coworker’s truck had broken down two-and-a-half hours away in Lake Havasu, Arizona, he volunteered his truck, trailer and time to help the junior Airman get it back…

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Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

Pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base may take to the skies to help protect thousands of spectators at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 1. Arizona’s Air National Guard is among the units teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in…

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Adventure in Alaska: Officer looks to mush dogs in Iditarod

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles while the bitter cold nips at any piece of exposed skin. Maj. Roger…


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AF posts voluntary force management updates

Posted  June 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials posted an updated personnel system delivery memos, or PSDMs, for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 voluntary force management programs, June 2. PSDM 13-64 describes enlisted program updates, including updated provisions regarding Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit transfer recoupment requirements, limited active-duty service commitment, or ADSC, and…

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Commission seeks members’ comp preferences

Posted  June 5, 2014

WASHINGTON — The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences. Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central to the commission’s effort to craft modernization recommendations….

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Avoid being stranded with these vehicle maintenance tips

Posted  June 5, 2014

With temperatures hovering in the triple digits, it is increasingly important to check the operational status of your vehicle. This includes checking fluids and drive belts. Ensuring you have a safe amount of motor oil in your engine should be your first priority. Motor oil can thin out and break down faster in hot climates…

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Helping our wounded warriors

Posted  June 5, 2014

Most of the time when someone hears about wounded warriors, they think of the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit civilian organization that is supported by donations. The Air Force has its own program to help these warriors. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) is a Department of Defense program that helps Airmen who have been…

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Family, service and sacrifice: Siblings graduate from 3 different service academies

Posted  June 5, 2014

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo (AFNS) — The Jones siblings, although very different from one another, chose the same path of service as they entered adulthood — by becoming Army, Navy and Air Force officers. Army Capt. Brooke Jones, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2009; Ensign Madison Jones, graduated from the U.S. Naval…

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755th AMXS takes measures to deter DUI

Posted  June 5, 2014

Rarely am I able to pass through any of the base gates without being drawn to the status board which shows the latest alcohol related incidents. Often the “days counter” does not exceed 30 before another Airman is exposed for failing to follow the law. It is hard to imagine how any Airman can miss…

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Diamond Sharp May 30, 2014

Posted  May 29, 2014

Name/Squadron:  Staff Sgt. Bryan Castro / 25 OWS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Nathan Rice Duty Title: Shift Supervisor When joined the AF: Aug. 4, 2009 Hometown: Long Island, NY Hobbies: Spending time with family (wife Racquel, children Caroline (3) and Melanie (1) ), playing guitar, studying, listening to music, reading the Bible, working out. And…

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2013 Davis-Monthan Annual Water Quality Report

Posted  May 29, 2014

The 355th Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (BEF) and the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) are pleased to present to you the 2013 Annual Water Quality Report for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. This report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is designed to provide details about where…

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Dignified arrival at D-M

Posted  May 29, 2014

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie) U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard prepares to place the remains of Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Barreras in a hearse at Davis-Monthan, May 22. Barreras died May 13, in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered on May 6,…

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355th LRS plays key role in hosting rare aircraft

Posted  May 29, 2014

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had the rare opportunity to host two of the world’s largest cargo aircraft May 5-6. The Antonov An-124 and the C-5 Galaxy were present in support of two Air Force exercises. In a total team effort, the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight stood ready for the challenge. The…

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