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NORAD prepares to track Santa’s flight

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa…

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New commander to take reins of 12th AF, AFSOUTH

Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will welcome a new commander during a change of command ceremony Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Major Gen. Chris Nowland will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will take the reins of the 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) from Lt. Gen….

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Diamond Sharp December 19, 2014

Name/Squadron: Staff Sgt. Ricardo Alonso First Sergeant: Master Sgt. James Morgan Duty Title: NCOIC, Armory When joined the AF: September 27, 2005 Hometown: Tucson, AZ Hobbies: Outdoors, shooting, soccer Selection Reasons: Staff Sgt. Alonso attended a 32 hour Additional Duty Weapon Safety Representative Course at Randolph AFB. He used the knowledge he gained at this…

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Diamond Sharp December 19, 2014

Name/Squadron: Senior Airman Jemima Santiago / 355 MDSS First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Richard Davis Duty Title: Biomedical Equipment Apprentice When joined the Air Force: Dec. 4, 2012 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Hobbies: Volunteering, school, cooking, outdoor activities, church Selection Reasons: Airman Santiago oversaw the 56th FW defibrillator program worth $950K. She completed 63% of…

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Guard Muster brings Arizona together

TEMPE, Ariz. — They mustered for overseas contingencies and domestic emergencies and recently the men and women of the Arizona National Guard mustered to honor the service and sacrifice of all Arizona veterans at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium here, Dec. 7. Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire, the adjutant general for Arizona, assembled Guard members from…


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Personal Property Section keeps household goods moving

Posted  April 19, 2012

A successful move is not a matter of chance; it is the result of planning and hard work by you and the Personal Property Section. At the center of these efforts are you – the property owner. If you expect a good move, YOU must play an active role. Our experts at the Personal Property…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released
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Royal Air Force trains with A-10s

Posted  April 19, 2012

The Royal Air Force’s Tornado GR4 is scheduled to be at Davis-Monthan until April 23 for Exercise Torpedo Focus. Torpedo Focus is a heavy...

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Air Force accepting nominations for chief of staff award

Posted  April 19, 2012

Each year the Air Force chief of staff presents the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award to teams that use a systematic approach to enhance mission capability, improve operational performance and create sustained results. Nominations for this year’s award are due June 29. Major commands, headquarters Air Force, including field operating agencies and direct reporting…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Release
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358th FS reestablishes ‘First Friday’ with Easter extravaganza

Posted  April 19, 2012

The 358th Fighter Squadron held an Easter egg hunt for their military members’ children here April 6. The Easter egg hunt helped the Airmen meet each other’s family. About nine children participated in the hunt, all of them looking for more than 60 eggs. “I recently took command and really wanted to get…

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Leaders should walk and talk instead of click and send

Posted  April 19, 2012

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — Recently, I received and reviewed, with great concern, the alarmingly high Air Force suicide rates for fiscal 2012. As of March 27 we have had 30 suicides for the year compared to 23 at this same time last year. You may be thinking, “Chief, why are you telling…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released
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D-M holds Day of Remembrance to honor Holocaust victims

Posted  April 19, 2012

On April 17, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base honored victims of the Holocaust. Through the stories of five Holocaust survivors and a Holocaust historian, our community gained a rare glimpse into the lives of those tormented by the horrors of the era. The Davis-Monthan Air...

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Former POWs share their stories with the Tucson community

Posted  April 19, 2012

Southern Arizona celebrated EX-POW Recognition Day April 9 by sharing the stories of former prisoners of war at the Southern Arizona VA...

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New housing website prepares Airmen for moving

Posted  April 19, 2012

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — With the summer moving season just around the corner thousands of Airmen and their families can now use a new housing website to help prepare for their move. The website,www.housing.af.mil, provides dormitory information for unaccompanied Airmen while detailing housing options and support services available at Air Force installations. For…

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Dr. Peter Rhee receives Hometown Hero flight

Posted  April 19, 2012

A familiar face was in the backseat of an F-16 trainer here April 12. Dr. Peter Rhee, chief of trauma at the University Medical Center (UMC), was chosen as the Hometown Hero for the “Thunder and Lightening Over Arizona” open house. Rhee, was the lead trauma surgeon on Jan. 8, 2011, for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle…

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355th Legal Office to assist with sonic boom damage claims

Posted  April 19, 2012

A team of Air Force claims representatives will be available April 19-20 at the Murphy-Wilmot Library to discuss any legal claims related to the sonic boom that was reported over Tucson on April 13. Murphy-Wilmot Library is located at 530 N. Wilmot Rd. The team will be available April 19 from 9 a.m. until 3…

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