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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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Check health care compliance before tax season kicks off, official says

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants its service members and civilian employees to know it’s not too early to make sure their 2015 health insurance paperwork is in order before filing their federal taxes, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said in a recent interview with DoD News. Dr. Karen Guice said the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey)
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Malcolm Johnson, civilian Prisoner of War

Posted  October 13, 2015

TUSCON, Ariz., — Ninety-four-year-old Malcolm “Mickey” Johnson sits in his wheelchair wearing a maroon baseball cap with the words “Survivors of Wake Guam-Cavite” written in light blue letters. Johnson’s step-son and daughter-in-law sit attentively while he talks about his experience as a civilian prisoner of war. In April of 1941, Johnson was 19 years old when he…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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Back to basics

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — The smell of baking cheese, sizzling meats, and toasting bread waft into the air. In the oven, a pizza rests with its oils glistening in the kitchen lights, waiting to be devoured. While pizza may make mouths water uncontrollably and stomachs lurch with desire, it also may leave you craving…

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Drivers continue to hit dead end after answering automobile ads claiming Exchange affiliation

Posted  October 13, 2015

DALLAS – An individual or individuals using the “Exchange Inc.” name to handle vehicle purchases has once again been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense (DoD) retailer. “This has been an issue in the past…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)
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D-M hosts POW/MIA remembrance ceremony

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A remembrance ceremony was held in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action, Sept. 18. Every year D-M alternates turns with the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System to host the ceremony. This year D-M hosted the event at the Pima Air and Space Museum. The ceremony…

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