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Grappling, pummeling, trapping: 162nd Airmen learn to ‘close with the enemy’

MARANA, Ariz. – The words on the gym wall summed it up best for 13 security forces specialists who trained at the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site here March 17-21. “The defining characteristic of a warrior is the willingness to close with the enemy.” Through the Basic Combative Course taught by Arizona’s Citizen-Soldiers, the men…

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Military child recognized by Arizona BGCA

A Sonoran Science Academy freshman was recently selected as the Boys and Girls Club of America Arizona Military Youth of the Year. David Zulli, son of Lt. Col. Daniel Zulli, 355th Fighter Wing base chaplain, competed against other youth around Arizona, winning a $1,000 scholarship and advancing on to the regional competition. Being a military…

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Into the wild blue yonder

The Military Personnel Exchange Program allowed a Sailor to switch places with an Airman, giving the Sailor a chance to experience the Air Force. Navy Lieutenant Commander Eric Anderson, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, transferred from the Electronic Attack Wing Pacific at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. for a three year tour…

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It always seems impossible until it’s done: 12th AF Airmen Conquer Hard Charge

A team comprised of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Airmen and their civilian counter parts recently boosted morale by participating in the Hard Charge Televised Obstacle Mission held at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson on March 29. According to the Hard Charge website, the purpose of the event was to raise both money and…

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USMES provides a starting line for beginning athletes

Every work area has at least one. One person who brings their lunch to work neatly packed into plastic containers. The same person changes into their fitness apparel at work before they leave for the gym. You may ask yourself “How does someone achieve that level of dedication toward being physically fit?” It starts with…


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The writing on the “Walls”

Posted  April 12, 2012

The “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” open house will feature many showcases, mostly centered on aerial displays. But one exhibit takes us from the skies to the ground and across thousands of miles to the sands of Iraq, where the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group sparked a movement that would come to be known as the…

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Hometown Hero flies with Thunderbirds

Posted  April 12, 2012

Dr. Peter Rhee, Chief of Trauma at the University of Arizona Medical Center, has been chosen as the Hometown Hero for the “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” open house and will receive an incentive flight with the Thunderbirds. Dr. Rhee can be called many things. To his patients he is a doctor. To his colleagues…

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Air Force’s Combat Search and Rescue capabilities

Posted  April 12, 2012

During Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, spectators can witness a mission unique to the Air Force, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), through a demonstration simulating the rescue of an injured U.S. Marine, injured by an IED while on patrol. Air Force members from Davis-Monthan and the Air National Guard will showcase their capabilities. The 354th…

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Leadership

Posted  April 12, 2012

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Davis-Monthan AFB is home to 6,100 military and 1,200 civilians. It is one of the largest and busiest Air Force bases in the United States.  Commander, Colonel John A. Cherrey  Colonel John A. Cherrey is the commander of the 355th Fighter Wing,…

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Welcome to the 2012 D-M Airshow

Posted  April 12, 2012

On behalf of the men and women of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, welcome to this year’s “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” Open House. We are honored to have you here as our guests. Our goal is to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible. This year’s show will prove to be an exciting…

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Local Briefs April 20, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

Gate Closure The Wilmot Gate will be closed from April 23 to July 9. 29 Bravo will be open from 5:30 – 9 a.m. during the closure.   School Age Program Summer Camp registration to begin The School Age Program Summer Camps will be open for registration April 2-6 for Single/Dual Military and April 16-20…

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Contracting Squadron to host annual Procurement Fair and Small Business Outreach

Posted  April 19, 2012

The 355th Contracting Squadron is scheduled to host the 14th Annual Southern Arizona Procurement Fair and Small Business Outreach April 20 at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Each year the Air Force issues small and disadvantaged business program goals for major commands that in turn flow goals to individual bases. Although the 355th Contracting Squadron tracks…

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FSS hosts “Battle of the Sexes” basketball game

Posted  April 19, 2012

The Equipment Maintenance Squadron men’s basketball team reined victorious, 67-64, during the “Battle of the Sexes” basketball game hosted by the 355th Force Support Squadron at the Benko gym April 6. The EMS base champion men’s team took on the Davis-Monthan women’s varsity team in a high-pressure game. The event was put together by Master…

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Skits educate Airmen, eliminate misconceptions

Posted  April 19, 2012

More than 400 Airmen took time out of their day to watch “Sex Signals” live show at the Mirage Club on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 10. Sex Signals is an improvised, two-person presentation geared to educate Airmen about the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault. The show uses different scenarios, audience participation and…

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D-M Airmen paint planes for protection

Posted  April 19, 2012

Stepping into the paint barn on D-M feels like being on the set of the movie “E.T.” or “Outbreak.” Airmen are dressed up in white hazardous material suits like the actors in those films, except they’re not looking for a candy-munching life form or trying to stop a deadly disease from spreading. The Airmen…

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