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D-M Airman to be honored as a Tucson Father of the Year

The Father’s Day Council Tucson has chosen a Desert Lightning Team member as a 2014 Tucson Father of the Year. Capt. Joshua Palochak, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron senior mission crew commander, is one of six Tucson fathers who will be honored during an awards gala June 13. Each honoree will be recognized for mastering the…

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USAF Thunderbirds

This weekend, a familiar face is making a temporary appearance to the airspace above D-M. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to participate in the 2014 D-M Air Show Open House. The Thunderbirds will be celebrating their 61st season of flying. The precise, calculated maneuvers that make the Thunderbirds a fan favorite require the pilots to have…

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Jack Braden) World

Arizona’s F-16 schoolhouse builds capable partners, strong bonds

Over European castles, Middle Eastern deserts and Pacific islands, F-16 fighter pilots are soaring in ever-increasing numbers. Their experiences, nationalities and cultures are different, but they share several common bonds. They are partners, they are friends and they learned to fly their F-16s at the Air National Guard base at Tucson International Airport. With more…

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AFSOUTH sends training team to Colombia to prepare for Exercise ANGEL THUNDER

Capts. Aaron Cavazos and David Nagle, A-10 weapons officers assigned to the 355th Fighter Wing, recently returned from their second mobile training team (MTT) event this year with the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) to prepare for their participation in Exercise ANGEL THUNDER. During their trip, Cavazos and Nagle worked with the COLAF to help develop…

(Air Force photos by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu) Health & Safety

Take on the Marine Challenge

Airmen test their strength and abilities through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ drill, here. The ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Drill is one of three components of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test and is designed to measure functional fitness in a combat environment. This course is mandatory for all Marines, however the 355th Force Support Squadron decided…


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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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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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