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Air National Guard photograph by 1st lt. Lacey Roberts Local

162nd hosts Dutch air force commander

Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, the commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, spent the day visiting Airmen at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport and the evening attending a graduation for his newest fighter pilots June 16, 2017. 

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Destruction fosters partnerships

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Local

68th RQF transitions to 68th RQS

As the only human based weapon system in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

D-M, local community attend Air Force Partnership meeting

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base leadership and local Tucson community leaders attended an Air Force Community Partnership annual update meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

Ground-breaking base-wide improvements

The 355th Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., held a ground-breaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar, May 24.


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Commentary

‘Taps,’ somber, yet poetic

Posted  June 2, 2017

One evening in 1981 while I was at summer camp, I took a deep breath and blew a little too hard on the bugle’s mouthpiece. The counselor who played Taps each night to signal “lights out” to the campers had agreed to let me be the substitute bugler that evening. Using only one semester of…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen
Salutes & Awards

D-M lodging up for Innkeeper Award

Posted  May 26, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen Airman Zachary Stratton and Cristina Byrd, 355th Force Support Squadron guest service representatives, confirm a reservation at the Air Force Inns at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 19, 2017. The guest service desk takes reservations, checks guests in and out of lodging, and provides directions…

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The Women of Quail Creek

Posted  May 26, 2017

The Women of Quail Creek Host a Baby Shower at the 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz.

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Arizona Marine competes in international sniper competition

Posted  May 26, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes Sgt. Johnathon Solinsky spots for a Marine calibrating an M40A6 sniper rifle, May 14, 2017, as part of the Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting, in Puckapunyal, Australia. The meet brings together 20 countries to compete in a variety of competitions, including the pistol, rifle and machine…

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Air Force

AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted  May 26, 2017

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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