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Safeguarding ground troops from above

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Roaring his way down the runway in a 43 thousand pound machine, Maj. Vincent Sherer pilots an A-10 Thunderbolt II into the skies of Afghanistan to provide overwatch and close air support for ground forces operating throughout the country. Sherer, a pilot with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force…

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Navy unit trains with D-M

Sailors from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. conducted joint training with A-10C Thunderbolt II squadrons and Combat Search and Rescue units here Nov. 3-15, 2014. Five MH-60S Knighthawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 Black Knights flew with the 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons, as well as the 354th Fighter Squadron….

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WWII pilot reunited with P-47

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course here Feb. 28. After being wheeled out to the…

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Annual D-M 50 picnic scheduled for March 14

The annual DM-50 picnic will be held Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bama Park. The picnic is a free event for active duty members, families, retirees and any guests sponsored onto the base. The DM-50 will be providing a variety of free entertainment, food, drinks and events. The picnic will…

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41 EECS Scorpions execute theater electronic warfare

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. The unit flies the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft which is configured to execute worldwide information warfare tactics.  It conducts electronic attack operations in order to…


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Salutes & Awards

Test center welcomes new commander; praises ‘Total Force Integration’

Posted  May 9, 2013

An Air Guard command pilot took the reins as commander of the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) at the 162nd Fighter Wing after a change-of-command ceremony here May 3.

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May is Career Month at Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted  May 9, 2013

The DMAFB Annual Career Fair will be held on Tues, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mirage Club. Representatives from numerous local and national companies, including state and federal government agencies, will be on hand to provide information on career opportunities with their respective organizations.  The Airman & Family Readiness Center…

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Airman earns four CCAF degrees in single year

Posted  May 9, 2013

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Tech. Sgt. William Woltmann achieved something rare. In fact, he is the first Tinker Air Force Base Airman in a Community College of the Air Force graduating class to do it. At the May 8 ceremony, Woltmann will accept four associates degrees, which were completed in a single graduating class. From August…

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CoRC holds free event for DLT

Posted  May 9, 2013

The Culture of Responsible Choices provided a free Movie-in-a-Park event for Desert Lightning Team members here May 4, at Bama Park. The event was designed to provide an alternate fun activity for the DLT and their families.

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Diamond Sharp May 2013

Posted  May 9, 2013

Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Hughes, Ryan Matthew/ 755 AMXS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Brian Young Duty title: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice When joined the AF: Jan. 17, 2012 Hometown: San Jose, Ca

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Commentary

Deployed Airman loses 40 pounds, scores 99.8 on fitness test

Posted  May 9, 2013

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) – You want to get in shape during your deployment, but what does that mean? Do you want to lose weight or score better on your fitness test?

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SecDef calls for culture of dignity, respect

Posted  May 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Allegations of misconduct against an Air Force officer in charge of the service’s sexual assault prevention and response effort underscored the importance of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s effort to prevent sexual assault across the military. Hagel began his Pentagon news conference Tuesday by discussing the incident in which the officer was arrested by Arlington…

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New mobile app calculates torque settings on the fly

Posted  May 9, 2013

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force’s leading Instructional Training Unit (ITU) recently presented their newest product to Col. David W. Murphy, commander, 782nd Training Group, Air, Education and Training Command. Torqued, a mobile app The Griffin developed, allows Air Force maintainers, or anyone who uses torque wrenches, to calculate complicated torque settings on-the-fly. “It…

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DOD counters Internet posts on religion issue

Posted  May 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Internet posts making the rounds claiming that the Defense Department will court-martial service members who espouse Christianity are not true, a Pentagon spokesman said today. “The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects, (and supports…

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DLT raises money for the AFEV

Posted  May 9, 2013

The Desert Lightning Team is one of many sponsors raising money for the Air Force Enlisted Village at the upcoming 10th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic tournament at Eglin AFB, Fla., May 17-18.

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