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Purple Heart recipient parking space unveiled at D-M AFB

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –  — A parking space was dedicated to Purple Heart Medal recipients in the parking lot of the Exchange Feb. 4th. One of six active duty members on base who have received the Purple Heart, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Disney, 48th Rescue Squadron superintendent, spoke during the dedication ceremony….

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Sites of African American Memories

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, once said, “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”  The ASALH selected the theme, Hallowed Grounds:…

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Officials describe plans to integrate women into combat roles

WASHINGTON — Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Army Undersecretary Patrick J. Murphy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley…

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Airmen partner with veterans for a retreat ceremony

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The American flag flying outside the 355th Fighter Wing building was lowered ceremoniously and handed off to a veteran’s organization to be retired Jan. 28. An American flag is retired from service when it is badly torn, tattered or is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display….

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Please try to write back

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago. A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author — now an Air Force major —…


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2016 promotion cycle study reference CDCs now available online

Posted  October 13, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2016 promotion cycle Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) study reference Career Development Courses (CDCs) are now available on the WAPS Online Reference Library Database (eWORLD). During the 2015 cycle, 257 promotion tests were administered in support of WAPS and the United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Promotion…

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357th FS, 22nd STS team up for austere landings

Posted  October 13, 2015

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Four A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron flew to the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, California to conduct austere landing training, Sept. 22, while the unit was participating in Green Flag-West 15-10. The training involved the landing of A-10s on the unimproved surface of Bicycle Lake Army Airfield’s…

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British JTACs benefit from training in U.S. desert

Posted  October 13, 2015

BARRY M. GOLDWATER RANGE, Ariz. — Four joint tactical air controllers from the British Army and Royal Air Force trained at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sept. 21-25. The frequent air traffic at the BMGR provided the JTACs with a fast track to becoming more proficient in their career field. British Armed Forces JTACs are the link between…

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Hispanic Heritage Month at D-M

Posted  October 13, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Desert Lightning Team Airmen are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, the yearly appreciation of the heritage and cultural diversity of Hispanic Americans, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. On the authority of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, the theme for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans:…

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A Change of Mind

Posted  October 13, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz.  — The opposing team was on offense, driving hard down the field while kicking up pellets of rubber on their way toward the goal. I knew how this worked; I had done this many times before in every game since I was a kid. The last thing I remember is tracking the black and white…

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