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San Antonio civic leaders go west, experience Total Force

"Go west, young man" American author Horace Greeley said about America's expansion westward. Recently, 22 civic leaders from the San Antonio area did just that during the 433rd Airlift Wing's Civic Leaders' Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 16-17, 2017.

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AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency

Most people hear the words Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device, but for the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., it means efficiency.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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The 355th Fighter Wing: 75 years of history

The legacy and heritage of the 355th Fighter Wing began Nov. 12, 1942, when it was activated as the 355th Fighter Group in Orlando Army Air Base, Fla.


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Air Force nurse possessed optimism until end

Posted  November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: This interview took place in July. Virginia Caldwell passed away Aug. 23. When we think of Kansas, we are reminded of The Wizard of Oz, Dodge City and the great Kansas University basketball teams, which included Wilt Chamberlain. Kansas also gave us the late Virginia Caldwell who served 31 years —1963 to 1994—…

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Health & Safety

Tobacco: Pledge to quit, win teeth whitening kit

Posted  November 3, 2017

Many health benefits go along with quitting tobacco. An often-overlooked benefit is the positive effect on oral health. Davis-Monthan Dental Clinic is sponsoring a drawing for a custom teeth-whitening kit for those who pledge to quit using tobacco Nov. 16 for the American Cancer Association’s “Great American Smokeout.” The kits include lab-fabricated custom bleaching trays…

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POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago

Posted  November 3, 2017

WEST POINT, Miss. — On Oct. 25, 1967, now retired Lt. Col. Richard Smith and his wingmen had orders to bomb the Paul Doumer Bridge in North Vietnam; the bridge was a mile long and one of the most heavily defended positions in Southeast Asia. Smith said that leading up to the mission, he and…

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Soldier, wife, mom says leaving hardest part of job

Posted  November 3, 2017

It was a typical cold, bleak winter morning in Germany. Dark clouds hovered just overhead, hugging the landscape. Soft, fluffy snowflakes drifted gently to the ground. Off in the distance, thin wisps of smoke floated to the sky and a faint smell of fireplaces burning permeated the air. I sharply inhaled the crisp air and…

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Holiday, Thanksgiving and gratitude: Some thoughts

Posted  November 3, 2017

November is the Thankful Month. OK, we observe a national holiday in the month. Note with me that it is called a national holiday, but in a historical sense it is not truly a holiday i.e. a “holy day.” Bear with me for a moment, I’m not suggesting you change the way you use the…

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