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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…


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2016 Highlights: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  January 4, 2017

JANUARY • Fourteen F-15Es from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive • Two U-28s from the 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, arrive • Ten A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing, arrive • Cactus Flag – a large-force employment and…

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Local Briefs 01/04/2017

Posted  January 4, 2017

American Indian Expo The 2017 American Indian Exposition is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 through Feb. 12 at the Quality Inn Flamingo Downtown Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Eighty tribal nations will feature American Indian art and artists, arts and crafts, food and more. For more information, go to usaindianinfo.com.

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47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

Posted  December 30, 2016

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 47th Fighter Squadron gathered their alumni to celebrate the unit’s history Dec. 6-7, 2016.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Timothy R. Koster
Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2016

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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