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Soaring Heights celebrates Earth Day

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities, a privatized Lend Lease housing community at D-M AFB, teamed up with a local landscaping company and local residents to celebrate Earth Day, April 21. More than 70 people attended the event to take part in planting an Ash tree as well as learn about the…

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Arrive Alive

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The 355th Fighter Wing Safety Flight hosted the Arrive Alive Tour at the Exchange April 21-22. The Tour travels the country using a virtual reality simulator to educate communities about distracted and impaired driving. “It is a drinking and driving and a texting and driving simulator,” said Cameron Dodgson,…

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Airman ‘re-blued’ by honoring past service members

Hand-picked to serve as a member of the United States Air Force, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service. Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts Commissary Night

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Airman and Family Readiness Center will be hosting a Commissary Night, April 24. The free event will be held for spouses of deployed Airmen and Exceptional Family Member Program families at the Commissary from 6-8 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for spouses to shop uninhibited while providing them…

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B-52 integrates, trains with French allies

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AFNS) — A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range training sortie April 20, to train and integrate with the French air force. The B-52 also participated in an aerial review near Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Lafayette Escadrille….


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Defense

Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly 8 years

Posted  December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October’s veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30. Susan S. Kelly, who leads DoD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, spoke to DoD News about the October…

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Local

D-M’s Open House 2016 scheduled for March 13-14

Posted  December 8, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is scheduled to host “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona 2016” on March 12 and 13. Next year’s event will feature a performance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the service’s premier jet demonstration team. The base will open its doors for this free event to showcase military…

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Defense

Carter opens all military occupations, positions to women

Posted  December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission…

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New maintenance hangar unveiled at 309th AMARG

Posted  December 8, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the new 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group maintenance hangar was held Dec. 7. The $25 million, 76,746-square-foot high-bay hangar is now a high-visibility flagship 309th AMARG facility and features accommodations for VIP visitors in a two-story administration section with an overlooking observation deck. “This wonderful…

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Veterans

A widow’s story: Living by faith

Posted  December 7, 2015

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Just before sunset on Veterans Day, she sat next to her husband’s headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, reminding her three children how their father was with God in heaven and what it means to have faith. Faith has kept Heather Gray moving forward. It’s what has gotten her…

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