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Sites of African American Memories

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, once said, “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”  The ASALH selected the theme, Hallowed Grounds:…

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Officials describe plans to integrate women into combat roles

WASHINGTON — Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Army Undersecretary Patrick J. Murphy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley…

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Airmen partner with veterans for a retreat ceremony

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The American flag flying outside the 355th Fighter Wing building was lowered ceremoniously and handed off to a veteran’s organization to be retired Jan. 28. An American flag is retired from service when it is badly torn, tattered or is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display….

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Please try to write back

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago. A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author — now an Air Force major —…

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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Client Systems Technician and Executive Communications Support staff member, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 19, 2016. Allen was introduced to the military lifestyle at a very young age, with his father serving in the Navy.  But it…


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Local

Free tax return preparation available for D-M community

Posted  January 28, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The Davis-Monthan AFB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Office is gearing up for the next tax season.  DMAFB VITA volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare a variety of returns for our military community.  This is a free service for any Active Duty, dependents (with military ID), National…

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Air Force

Astronaut rescue exercise proves Airmen ready to support space mission

Posted  January 28, 2016

  PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — It’s not common an astronaut must be rescued out of rough open waters after descending home to Earth in a crewed capsule. But when those space race-era days of human space flight return, a small Air Force detachment knows they will be ready. The 45th Operations Group’s…

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Defense

Officials announce winning design concept for National WWI Memorial

Posted  January 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — The United States World War One Centennial Commission yesterday announced the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.” The incredible service and sacrifice of those who served in World War I a century ago finally will be honored in a memorial in the…

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Defense

Vice Chairman: Military, Nation Need Dialogue About New Technologies

Posted  January 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — The military, the people of the United States and the people of the world need to understand the profound impacts of technologies on the horizon today, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Brookings Institution here this morning. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva told a packed room that…

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People and Places

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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