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Program Offers Museum Visits to Service Members, Families

WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day, service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa courtesy of collaboration among the Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Defense Department. At the Phillips Collection art museum…

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That others may live: AFSOUTH heads to Brazil for Search and Rescue SMEE

Campo Grande — U.S. Airmen traveled to Brazil to participate in a week-long subject matter expert exchange with members of the Brazilian air force, from May 11-15, focusing on Search and Rescue capabilities. The Airmen from Air Forces Southern’ s 347th Rescue Group and 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, supported  a week-long exchange of SAR best practices…

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D-M A-10s, Airmen complete training in Slovakia as part of TSP

SLIAC AIR BASE, Slovakia — Approximately 40 Airmen and four A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from Davis-Monthan AFB, completed a micro deployment to Sliac Air Base, Slovakia, May 25, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The small contingent trained to improve interoperability in allied air operations and multinational close-air-support operations with the…

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ANGEL THUNDER’S Non-conventional Assisted Recovery in Flagstaff

ANGEL THUNDER participants will conduct Personnel rescue exercises using Non-conventional Assisted Recovery (NAR) techniques in Flagstaff, June 1-13. ANGEL THUNDER is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise hosted by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Ariz. It is supported by 12 nation-partners and over 3,000 personnel. NAR is a recovery tactic used in contested environments…

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162nd Airmen participate in Pima Regional SWAT training

The last week of SWAT training took place at the Pima County Regional Officer Training Center and Airmen of the 162nd Wing trained alongside Tucson law enforcement personnel. The SWAT training program provides local law enforcement with the necessary knowledge and skills to one day become part of the Pima Regional SWAT team. During the…


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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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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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