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Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into a search party. When this scenario unfolded earlier this month, six U.S. Air Force Reserve…

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D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

TUCSON, Ariz. — A community event was held at Rincon High School Wednesday. The Meet and Greet event allowed members of the Tucson community to interact with their neighboring Airmen and learn about the mission of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. “We learned a little bit about what you guys do behind the scenes that not necessarily everyone…

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Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at Academy

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Franklin Macon’s first flight took place as a child in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when he jumped off a chicken coop while holding on to fake wings. Despite…

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‘I Will Wait’ Tells Stories of Generations of Military Spouses

WASHINGTON — America sends its sons and daughters to war, and a new play titled “I Will Wait” looks at the effect of these deployments across the generations. The brainchild of Amy Uptgraft, the play connects the experiences of spouses from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq. Uptgraft wrote…

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Historic fighter squadron celebrates 98th birthday

One of America's oldest fighter squadrons celebrated its 98th birthday at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Aug. 20.


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Warriors caring for warriors

Posted  August 13, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — It is 6:30 p.m. Most of San Antonio is winding down from a full day’s work, settling in at home with their families and friends. For Airmen from the 559th En-Route Patient Staging System, the day is just beginning as they make their way to the office one-by-one. Based…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted  August 13, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, released ACC’s 2015 command strategy “Securing the High Ground” Aug. 10. The principles the document outlines are designed to chart a deliberate course for ACC that will transform today’s combat Air Force into the CAF of tomorrow. “This strategy outlines my…

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Warfighter of the Week: Senior Airman Kyle Streets

Posted  August 13, 2015

  Senior Airman Kyle Streets, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel security manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 27, 2015. Streets was born into a military lifestyle and by the time he graduated high school he already knew that he wanted to continue in his parents’ footsteps. “Being an Army…

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness on the go

Posted  August 13, 2015

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) — The Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to download. The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all at the touch…

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D-M to host “Meet & Greet Night” in Tucson

Posted  August 13, 2015

Davis-Monthan AFB leadership is scheduled to host a “Meet & Greet” for the local community Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at Rincon High School. The event will give the Tucson community an opportunity to learn about current D-M missions and meet some of the Airmen assigned to the base. Davis-Monthan’s Commander, Col. James Meger, will…

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Air Force MWD handler reunites with best friend

Posted  August 13, 2015

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — “It was a very long day of searching [a village in Iraq],” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, referring to one day during a deployment to Iraq in 2010. “We searched vehicles in the area for hours, both parked and passing…

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Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Moore

Posted  August 13, 2015

Tech Sgt. Anthony Moore, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) weapons safety manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, June 29. Moore, a native of New Bern, North Carolina, has been serving in the Air Force for 18 years. After graduating high school and attending college for a semester, Moore decided to join…

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Intel Airman sets record

Posted  August 13, 2015

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.  — For the average Airman, the beginning of their career looks pretty similar: complete basic military training and technical school and then at their first duty station, knock out career development courses. When Airman 1st Class Nathan M. Dunster, 55th Intelligence Support Squadron electronic warfare systems apprentice, arrived at Offutt in August…

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VA launches no-cost training to transitioning servicemembers

Posted  August 13, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training programs, Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, to help transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials, and advance in civilian careers following separation from service. ALPs and Learning Hubs are part of VA’s Veterans Economic…

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Local Briefs

Posted  August 13, 2015

Space Drafts Public Talk Series Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. –   Borderlands Brewery  Dr. Veronica Bray presents “New Horizons at Pluto” In a public talk series hosted by Borderland Brewery, space science researchers from the Department of Astronomy, Lunar and Planetary Lab, Planetary Science Institute, and NOAO share cutting edge research happening right here in…

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