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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers Veterans

SAVAHCS hosts POW/MIA recognition ceremony

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System held a remembrance ceremony at their main campus in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16.

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Local

48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training

Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in a great number of rescue techniques. When they aren’t deployed, they are honing their skills and learning new ones.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski Local

Runway 12 ILS guides first approaching aircraft

The Runway 12 Instrument Landing System guided its first approaching aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Guardian Angel Combat Leaders Course put into action

It takes countless years of career field education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader.

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Marvin R. Preston Salutes & Awards

Taking care of people earns spotlight

It is common to see a first sergeant spotlight the accomplishments of outstanding Airmen while remaining in the shadows, but this time the spotlight is on the Arizona National Guard's Senior Master Sgt. Jack Minaya as the Air National Guard's Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year.


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Local

Free Tax services opens on D-M

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center is no open for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel. There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time. “The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers,” according to Skip Barkley,…

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News

75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted  February 20, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, or…

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted  February 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Carter for the position — calling Carter an innovator and a reformer who knows the Defense Department inside and out…

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Commentary

Defining moments

Posted  February 20, 2015

The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary…a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise….integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather…

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Defense

Air Force seeks $10 billion over sequestration funding

Posted  February 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – The demand for Air Force capabilities is increasing, therefore the service is requesting $10 billion more than sequestration-level funding provides, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said today in Orlando, Florida. Speaking during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, James discussed why the Air Force is taking its strongest…

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