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Soaring Heights celebrates Earth Day

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities, a privatized Lend Lease housing community at D-M AFB, teamed up with a local landscaping company and local residents to celebrate Earth Day, April 21. More than 70 people attended the event to take part in planting an Ash tree as well as learn about the…

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Arrive Alive

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The 355th Fighter Wing Safety Flight hosted the Arrive Alive Tour at the Exchange April 21-22. The Tour travels the country using a virtual reality simulator to educate communities about distracted and impaired driving. “It is a drinking and driving and a texting and driving simulator,” said Cameron Dodgson,…

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Airman ‘re-blued’ by honoring past service members

Hand-picked to serve as a member of the United States Air Force, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service. Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition and history. I will…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts Commissary Night

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Airman and Family Readiness Center will be hosting a Commissary Night, April 24. The free event will be held for spouses of deployed Airmen and Exceptional Family Member Program families at the Commissary from 6-8 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for spouses to shop uninhibited while providing them…

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B-52 integrates, trains with French allies

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AFNS) — A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range training sortie April 20, to train and integrate with the French air force. The B-52 also participated in an aerial review near Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Lafayette Escadrille….


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Commentary

The “not my problem” problem

Posted  October 19, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — In an Air Force where being a leader at all levels is highly encouraged, it is becoming increasingly disturbing to me that people just do not seem to care. They are so focused on their particular area of responsibility, that when something new or unknown arises, they routinely brush it off…

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DOD Safe Helpline gives sexual assault victims additional resource

Posted  October 19, 2015

OBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — The Defense Department has given sexual assault victims a resource that helps them take control of their recovery process. Established in 2011, the DOD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service for members of the DOD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and…

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Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

Posted  October 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — — Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. The manufacturer of the seat has been conducting tests to ensure the escape system works…

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Obama adjusts troop levels for continuing Afghanistan mission

Posted  October 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama announced at the White House Oct. 15, that he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2016 and a lesser number into 2017 to sustain coalition efforts to train and strengthen Afghan forces. Joining Obama at the podium were Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine…

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A1C Stone released from hospital after stabbing attack

Posted  October 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was released from the University of California Davis Medical Center on Oct. 15 after receiving treatment for multiple stab wounds following an altercation in Sacramento last week. Stone was recently honored for his heroic actions in thwarting a gunman’s attack on a French train in August. “It’s…

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