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WHYP it into shape

With their heart pounding, lungs burning, leaden feet and heavy legs, thoughts of wanting to stop cross many runners’ minds. To overcome these thoughts, being surrounded by others that give encouraging words can help.

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

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One base, one boss: 355th wing strengthens mission competence

After winning the 2018 U.S. Air Force Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continued to strengthen its mission competence by officially re-designating as the 355th Wing on Jan. 2, 2019.

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Air Force Association recognizes D-M pilot

The annual joint awards dinner for the Old Pueblo Flight and Tucson’s Air Force Association Chapter was held on Dec. 6, 2018, at Davis-Monthan AFB. Each year the Daedalian Flight recognizes an active-duty pilot from Davis-Monthan AFB as its “Pilot of the Year.”  The winner was Capt. Sergio Lozano, 55th Electronic Combat Group. Lozano is…

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Digital Guardians: Installation Cyber Security

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain.

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Airmen test limits at Ranger Assessment Course

Posted  December 7, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Imagine signing up to be starved, sleep deprived and trying to fight for survival during a 19-day combat leadership course in the mosquito-, rattlesnake- and wild boar-infested hilly terrain north of San Antonio with 28 other Airmen. This was the scenario for 29 Airmen who took part in the…

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

Posted  December 6, 2018

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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563rd RQG conducts medevac mission

Posted  December 5, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II aircraft refuels an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a medevac mission over the Pacific Ocean Dec. 1, 2018. Pararescuemen aboard the HH-60 were assigned the job of recovering a civilian on a tanker and transporting them to a hospital….

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Propulsion back shop pushes forward

Posted  November 19, 2018

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron TF-34 Propulsion back shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has reached a goal not seen in years. The shop is responsible for maintaining and repairing A-10 Thunderbolt II engines that have sustained damage as well as keep a stock pile of spares. Earlier in 2018 they set a record by producing 10 war-ready engines, but have now surpassed that with 15 spares.

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Salutes & Awards

D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Posted  November 12, 2018

Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 17-20, 2018.

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