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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Local

Wing leadership joins FSS in unit immersion

The 355th Fighter Wing’s top leadership participated in a unit immersion with the 355th Force Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2017.

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Lauren Gao Health & Safety

Breaking the stigma: Herschel Walker spotlights mental fitness to D-M Airmen

Herschel Walker, former NFL running back and Patriot Support Program spokesman, shared his experiences about leadership and mental illness with Airmen and civilians at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Local

Airman assists veteran during medical crisis

After a long day of work, Senior Airman Keith Buckman, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., returned to his home to get some well-deserved rest.

Air Force photograph by Wayne A. Clark Air Force

SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Health & Safety

SERE teaches SPEAR: Airmen learn primal defense tactics

For the first time since learning the course themselves, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists hosted a two-hour-long introductory course in the combative system of Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28.


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Army camp built to protect early settlers

Posted  October 6, 2017

Fort Huachuca is a product of the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. In February 1877, Col. August Kautz, commander of the Department of Arizona, ordered that a camp be established in the Huachuca Mountains. This camp would offer protection to settlers and travel routes in southeastern Arizona while simultaneously blocking the traditional Apache…

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Lt. Gen. Gina
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Evolution of adaptive sports improves experience

Posted  October 6, 2017

TORONTO — With the event coming to a close, thousands around the world turned their attention toward the 2017 Invictus Games, witnessing feats of incredible talent and hearing truly inspiring stories from world-class athletes. The Invictus Games, established by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014, brought together wounded and injured military members and veterans from…

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Col. David Edward Rickert passes

Posted  October 6, 2017

Retired Col. David Edward Rickert, 74, passed away Sept. 15 in Tucson. A passionate warrior, artist, writer, poet, husband and father, Dave died Sept. 15 in Tucson. Dave was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Elder High School. He went on to Bowling Green State University, where he served in the ROTC…

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Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers
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CV sees every day as his best

Posted  October 6, 2017

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I…

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Air National Guard photograph by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts
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Fallen Iraqi fighter pilot: never forgotten

Posted  October 4, 2017

Iraqi Air Force members joined the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing to bid a final farewell to Iraqi pilot Maj. Noor Falih Hezam Al Khazaali during a memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2017.

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