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Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new

Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win.

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F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Senior Airman Elizabeth Huerta, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron technician, loads a flare trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 26, 2017. The trailer was taken to the flight line for aircraft loading. From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized…

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Airmen inspire next generation at home, abroad

RIONEGRO, COLOMBIA — A gentle but persistent breeze flows through the lush South American valley, offering respite from the often-oppressive heat its American visitors are used to. The serene beauty of the Colombian landscape is sharply contrasted by the roar of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon as it takes to the skies, the deafening sound of…

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29th IS Airman tackles Air Force rugby team

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ­— Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air…

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Bonded through service, linked by fate

CHICAGO — Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two Air Force master sergeants became forever intertwined, as if guided by…


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2016 Highlights: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  January 4, 2017

JANUARY • Fourteen F-15Es from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive • Two U-28s from the 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, arrive • Ten A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing, arrive • Cactus Flag – a large-force employment and…

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Local Briefs 01/04/2017

Posted  January 4, 2017

American Indian Expo The 2017 American Indian Exposition is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 through Feb. 12 at the Quality Inn Flamingo Downtown Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Eighty tribal nations will feature American Indian art and artists, arts and crafts, food and more. For more information, go to usaindianinfo.com.

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47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

Posted  December 30, 2016

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 47th Fighter Squadron gathered their alumni to celebrate the unit’s history Dec. 6-7, 2016.

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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2016

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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