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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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Defense

DOD announces pilot tutoring program for service members

Posted  April 5, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AFNS) — Officials with the Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs…

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People and Places

Pararescueman looks to rejoin team despite losing leg

Posted  April 5, 2016

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, U.S. Air Force pararescueman, was sent to rescue a unit of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left, resulting in 20 surgeries over…

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Local

Military family comes through in tragedy

Posted  April 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — I woke up last week to news that one of my closest friends’ town house in Maryland caught on fire at 4 a.m while they were sleeping, warm and cozy in their beds. Their neighbor woke them up, and she and her family – her husband, twin 1.5 year…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
Local

Mixed Martial Airman

Posted  April 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The silence of a wooded courtyard is broken by the crack of flesh and bone against the base of a tree. It is legend that one who is trained in Muay Thai will be able to chop down a banana tree using their hardened shins. This legend drives a…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)
Local

CAF Month Fitness Challenges

Posted  April 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team Airmen participated in multiple fitness challenges to conclude D-M AFB’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Month, March 31. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal and fire emergency service flights hosted the Fire Department Fitness Challenge and the 355th Security Forces Squadron hosted the Defender Challenge. The…

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