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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment. Although senior NCOs are the primary people to go, there are a limited number of senior NCOs…

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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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Relationship building by means of the F-16

  America’s stars and stripes and Arizona’s lone copper star always wave proudly at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing. But it’s the adjacent flags of coalition-partners – from the pacific island-nations of Far East Asia, to the NATO countries of the old Europe and new ones in the Middle-East – that remind Guard…

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Davis-Monthan Airmen return from deployment

Nearly 300 Airmen deployed from D-M the past six months returned at 10:45 p.m. on July 29. Airmen were greeted by family, friends and base leadership. A total of 1,200 Airmen from across D-M have been deployed around the world including the 354th Fighter Squadron, which deployed as a Theater Security Package to Europe. This…

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Airmen to keep focus on safety at home

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Airmen are constantly trained to be safe in everything while at work, but how safe are we when we arrive home? According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 93,200 unintentional injury-related deaths occur in the home and community. The top causes of injuries involve motor vehicles, poisoning, falls, choking, drowning,…


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Staying safe during flash flood season

Posted  July 16, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — July is here with high temperatures and a high chance of flash flooding. The months with the highest probability for thunderstorms are July through September. Las Vegas’ annual rainfall is approximately 4.13 inches, and while this may not seem like a lot of rain, the elevation of Las Vegas makes a…

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F-15SGs arrive at D-M

Posted  July 16, 2015

F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi from the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 7. Ten of the fighters arrived to train at D-M until Aug. 24 while MHAFB’s runway is closed for maintenance. Two F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at…

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AF cultural resource managers protect heritage at BMGR

Posted  July 9, 2015

  JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO LACKLAND, Texas — The Barry M. Goldwater Range, southwest of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, is considered a national asset for training fighter pilots. It’s also home to some of the most diverse and historical archaeological sites in the country. Since 1941, the range has served as the nation’s second largest tactical aviation…

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12th AF commander hosts all-call for 355th FW

Posted  July 9, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to Airmen of the 355th Fighter Wing during an all-call at the base theater at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 2. During the all-call, Nowland told Airmen to know their…

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NEW HORIZONS personnel volunteer to plant trees with Honduran students

Posted  July 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force Capt. Austin McKinney, 12th Air Force assessments officer in charge, helps students plant trees during the National Tree Day celebration at Rafeal Peneda Ponce School in Trujillo, Honduras, June 19. McKinney is a member of the NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 training exercise which is providing support throughout the Trujillo and Tocoa regions…

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Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm

Posted  July 9, 2015

The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable temperature. The smell of rain drifts on the desert wind. Finally a blinding flash and sonic boom is released to signal the beginning of a desert storm. Like two sides of a coin, Arizona offers over 100 degree…

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355th CES wins Intramural Softball Championship

Posted  July 9, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) The 355th Civil Engineering Squadron intramural softball team poses with Col. Rodger Schuld, 355th Mission Support Group commander, after winning the Intramural Softball Championship game against the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., July 1, 2015. The 355th CES team went…

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Local Briefs July 10, 2015

Posted  July 9, 2015

Claims notice for Airman 1st Class  David A. Rhodes A1C David A. Rhodes of the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ, passed away on 1 July 2015. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, 2d Lt Denny Miller, at 937-815-4402, or by…

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Making a Splash: NCO Goes Deep to Re-Enlist

Posted  July 9, 2015

  TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tyndall Airman re-enlisted in a unique way recently, diving approximately 70 feet under water to swear in for another three and a half years of service. Technical Sgt. Robert Barnes, 325th Communications Squadron quality assurance NCO in charge, wanted his re-enlistment to be one he will always remember. He…

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Western hemisphere Air Chiefs meet at CONJEFAMER

Posted  July 9, 2015

MEXICO CITY  — United-Allied. This is the motto of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, or SICOFAA. The organization is a collection of more than 20 air force leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. They met June 22-26 in Mexico City for a summit known as the Conference of American Air Chiefs to confer…

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