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Female Air Force officer looks to take on Marine martial arts course

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) — First Lt. Elizabeth Guidara, a 12th Missile Squadron missile combat crew commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base, is training to become the first Air Force female officer to go through the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. “Once I finish the course, I will be a certified…

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Through the Fire and the Flame: A Holocaust Story

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The world is an ever growing, changing place full of culture, history and diversity. The choices you are able to freely make today foster the healthy atmosphere for the ever-growing change of tomorrow. The key to democracy is freedom. Freedom, however, did not come without a cost. This is…

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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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Commentary

Tips for holiday budgeting

Posted  December 11, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — During the holidays most people spend time with loved ones and spread holiday cheer, but it can also be a time when some find themselves in a financial bind. “The holidays can be a stressful time for many, because most people want to give more than they have or can afford,”…

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Local

Cookie Crunch brings holiday cheer to single Airmen, far and near

Posted  December 11, 2015

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Like elves in Santa’s workshop, volunteers worked hard to package cookies for the annual Cookie Crunch at D-M AFB Dec. 7. Cookie Crunch is a holiday event where donations of cookies are collected by the Officers’ Spouses’ Club, allowing on and off-base community participation; the bags are then distributed to…

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News

Barrier testing ensures safety

Posted  December 11, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport performed testing and certification this drill weekend on a barrier designed to stop a military aircraft in case of an emergency. The exercise is performed annually to ensure equipment is ready to prevent a crash and save lives during an emergency…

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Defense

Troop level decision continues to resonate

Posted  December 10, 2015

BAGRAM AIRFIELD — President Barack Obama’s decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission told reporters here today. Army Gen. John F. Campbell said that at this time last year the United States was headed toward 1,000 service members in Afghanistan by…

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Remembering Pearl Harbor: A ‘body blow’ to America

Posted  December 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall. The 94-year-old Army veteran said he and other Soldiers were having breakfast at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft…

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