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D-M puts its agencies to the test

An aircraft crash training exercise was held at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range here Feb. 19. The simulated crash site was scattered throughout a two mile radius. “The idea was to test the base’s capabilities to respond to an aircraft crash incident with a mass-casualty piece involved,” said Master Sgt. Mark Molineaux, 355th…

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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better…

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New Airmen get their bearings

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — New Airmen go through a whirlwind of activities during the transformation of civilian to active duty Airman, which can be a confusing process. Lucky for new Airmen, there’s the First Term Airmen Center to catch them when they land at their first duty station. FTAC is a five-day program…

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Riding for the future of cycling

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Following a full day of work developing Air Force models, Maj. Ian Holt, the Headquarters Air Force Space Command vault concepts lead, mounts his Felt bicycle and starts pedaling on a three-hour training ride. It’s all part of the regimen prescribed by his coach leading up to the…

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Flyovers: Sight, sound of freedom

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — They are breathtaking, flawless and can cause the viewer to have goosebumps. They look easy, but, according to those who perform them, flyovers take training, skill and precise decisions to execute. The most recent flown in the area was the Super Bowl flyover, where the Thunderbirds, officially known as…


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Health & Safety

Aircrew Decontamination Training

Posted  October 18, 2012

Airmen from all over Air Combat Command came to D-M in September to attend aircrew decontamination training. They learned a general mitigation process that could be applied to several types of personal protective equipment.

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September 2012 Crime and Punishment

Posted  October 18, 2012

Courts-martial: All courts-martial are open to the public. Visit our USAF Public Docket website at http://www.afjag.af.mil/docket/index.asp. Airman Basic Joshua Briggs, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, was tried by special court-martial on 12 September 2012. He was charged with using heroin on more than one occasion in violation of UCMJ Article 112(a). Airman Briggs pled guilty to…

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TAP scheduled for an overhaul

Posted  October 18, 2012

As the Air Force and department of defense continue to improve processes to help servicemen and women while in the military, equal attention is being given to those who are preparing to separate from the Air Force. Enter the new and revised transition assistance program. The TAP is receiving a long overdue overhaul. “The new…

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Health & Safety

HAWC offers advice to add a few points to your PT score

Posted  October 18, 2012

Your Air Force Physical Training test is in exactly two weeks. You’ve been training hard all year and you are ready to pass the test with room to spare.

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October is Energy Action Month

Posted  October 18, 2012

October is Energy Action Month. It is a time for all of us to think about the importance of energy in our daily lives, the lives of our families, and in our ability to accomplish our mission. Our colleagues in the area of responsibility know how critical energy is as they fly missions to resupply…

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AF officials to release enlisted quarterly assignment listing early

Posted  October 18, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are releasing the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, on Oct. 22 for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1 and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16. “We are…

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‘Fastest man alive’ celebrates 65th anniversary with re-enactment

Posted  October 18, 2012

Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ground breaking event with a re-enactment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 14.

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week October 19, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Michelle Snapp Family: David Snapp, Jennifer Murray, James Mateosky Hometown: Clark AFB, Philippines/ Schertz, Texas

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Desert Lightning Team encouraged to practice daily situational awareness

Posted  October 18, 2012

Tucson can be a wonderful place to live, work and play. It’s filled with picturesque desert landscapes, high mountain vistas and a melting pot of culturally diverse people with whom to enjoy life. However, as great of a place as Tucson is, there is still a need for all of us to maintain awareness of…

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Airmen volunteer for “Tucson Meet Yourself”

Posted  October 18, 2012

The “Tucson Meet Yourself” Festival was held Oct. 12-14 in downtown Tucson and more than 40 members of the Desert Lightning Team volunteered their time to the annual community event. Airmen were scheduled to help with set-up, tear down, green team, which is a trash pickup and recycling detail, and traffic control. “Most of the…

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