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Tucson hosts Welcome Home BBQ for Airmen

The local Tucson community is showing their appreciation by hosting a "Welcome Home" barbecue Sept. 3 for all Desert Lightning Team members.

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What to know about Fitness Assessments

The Air Force's Fitness Assessment is one of the many opportunities for Airmen to display their Core Values. When it comes to this assessment, Airmen here must know what to expect, what to avoid, and how to prepare in order to exceed.

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New program aimed to improve MQ-1/9 community begins at ACC

The initial stage of Air Combat Command's new program, the Culture and Process Improvement Program, began here, Aug. 21, and is designed to take place across 12 Air Force active duty, reserve and National Guard bases.

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Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into a search party. When this scenario unfolded earlier this month, six U.S. Air Force Reserve…

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D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

TUCSON, Ariz. — A community event was held at Rincon High School Wednesday. The Meet and Greet event allowed members of the Tucson community to interact with their neighboring Airmen and learn about the mission of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. “We learned a little bit about what you guys do behind the scenes that not necessarily everyone…


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AF seeks GEICO 2015 Military Service Award nominees

Posted  August 21, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards. The annual awards recognize enlisted members from all military service branches, including active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities. The three award…

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Honduran air force members glean valuable knowledge from NDI technicians

Posted  August 21, 2015

Five members from the Honduran air force teamed up with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron for a subject matter expert exchange from Aug. 16-22, 2015. 

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Women complete Swamp Phase, earn Army Ranger Tab

Posted  August 19, 2015

FORT BENNING, Ga.,— The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced yesterday that 96 soldiers, including two women, met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate from the Ranger Course Aug. 21. Ranger School is the Army’s premier combat leadership course, teaching Ranger students how to overcome fatigue, hunger and stress to lead soldiers…

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Paving the way for Battlefield Airmen

Posted  August 19, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — *Editors note-The following is a commentary by a female who completed a Physical Fitness Tests and Standards study at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airman was a volunteer in the fitness study, which supports the Air Force’s Women in Service Review. The study aims to scientifically establish occupationally-specific,…

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Bite down on summer tooth health

Posted  August 19, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — As you may know, during the summer it can be extremely hot.  We want to stay cool and keep hydrated; however, sometimes we can harm our teeth in the process. For example, chewing on ice or consuming sugary sports drinks can cause tooth damage. The American Dental Association recommends the following…

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Raytheon is building a cyber powerhouse

Posted  August 19, 2015

Only months after Raytheon acquired Blackbird Technologies, which offers persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications and cybersecurity solutions to the intelligence community and special operations market, synergies between the two organizations are coming to fruition. “The combined team can capitalize on the strong customer insights and relationships Blackbird held before the acquisition,” said Peggy Styer, chief…

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Communication: So what you’re saying is …?

Posted  August 19, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — “Genuine leaders have the ability to articulate, initiate and follow-through on their vision.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This quote from King epitomizes the importance of developing our communication skills as leaders and managers. As we get older, many of us get set in our ways and live by the…

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Student flight experience ensures success at basic training

Posted  August 19, 2015

PHOENIX – An Airman’s memories of their first reporting statement or first time standing at attention are likely associated with memories of someone yelling at them. Most likely this occurred during the first few days of basic training, but what if recruits already knew facing movements, the Air Force core values and rank structure? How…

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DMV services at Davis-Monthan

Posted  August 19, 2015

A Department of Motor Vehicles office is located here that is available to all who have base access. The DMV is located in building 4300 in the southeast Fifth Street and Madera Street across from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron customer service. The base DMV is open from on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m….

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Meet the Airmen of Wake Island

Posted  August 18, 2015

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — About 1,500 miles east of Guam, in the middle of nowhere in the Mid-Pacific, lies the small coral limestone atoll of Wake Island. Ahead of Guam by about two hours, a select group of four Airmen here are the first Americans to turn the calendar page every day….

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