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ACC leaders visit 355th Fighter Wing

Senior leaders from Air Combat Command headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1-4.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Salutes & Awards

D-M Airmen receive Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2018….

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New command chief takes reins

The 162 Wing, based in Tucson, Ariz., celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Local

D-M hosts 2018 Heritage Flight

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team along with the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon demo teams will be flying in this year’s Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course, March 1-4, 2018.

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Pilot battles brain cancer, recovery with faith

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Walking into his backyard after an Easter egg hunt, Capt. Hunter Barnhill’s hand formed a fist, holding itself with incredible and uncontrollable strength. He attempted to spread his fingers but instead fell to the ground before his friends and his 2-year-old son, Nolan, who looked confused. Unable to control…

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Green Dot training gives implementers tools to teach

Posted  February 9, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Angela Koon, Alteristic Inc., senior Green Dot instructor, briefs Airmen during the 2018 Green Dot refresher course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2018. The refresher course qualified the Airmen to be effective Green Dot implementers. The 2018 Green Dot Implementer training refresher…

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DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

Posted  February 9, 2018

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind…

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Air Force to institute new method to protect PII

Posted  February 9, 2018

Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application. This is not a change in policy, but a new…

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Luke hosts Haboob Havoc 2018

Posted  February 7, 2018

The 2018 fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc was hosted by Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The competition was held for pilots to hone their skills in aerial combat, build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture. This year was the largest total force competition in its history and the first year…

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HVAC to the rescue

Posted  February 7, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers Airmen from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron, prepare to install a chiller at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2018. After the 563rd Operational Support Squadron’s previous chiller sustained damage, the HVAC team decided to replace the unit due to its use of obsolete refrigerant….

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