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‘A blood transfusion saved my life’

Posted October 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Many children dream of taking a trip to Disneyland, and in 2001, 1st Lt. Fanita Schmidt’s family set off to make it a reality. But the family’s dream suddenly turned into a nightmare when Arizona winds blew their minivan off the road, causing the vehicle to roll down…

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Travis doctor saves hero Airman’s life

Posted November 3, 2015 by Senior Airman Charles Rivezzo

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — By the 20th hour of her 30-hour shift, she had already managed two gunshot victims when the call came into the emergency room. Just 2 miles away, an ambulance rushed to transport a 23-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds to Sacramento’s only Level 1 trauma center, located…

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Living history at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted October 6, 2015 by

The monthly Living History Event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., is set for 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3. The museum opens at 9 a.m. This month’s theme is ‘Pioneering Experimental and Jet Aircraft” and will feature the Northrop N9MB flying wing. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans…

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Face of Defense: Ranger School graduate inspires candidates

Posted October 21, 2015 by Danielle Wallingsford Kirkland

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Speaking to a room-full of infantry lieutenants at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters here Oct. 2, Army 2nd Lt. Michael Janowski sought to motivate recent Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course graduates with his story of resilience as they prepared to begin the Ranger course in a couple of days….

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Weapons-minded warriors converge at 162nd Wing

Posted November 9, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Micah Hill

TUCSON, Ariz. – — Warfighters from throughout the Air Reserve Component (ARC) gathered for the 34th annual ARC Weapons and Tactics Council Oct. 19-23 at the Tucson International Airport and Davis-Monthan AFB, home of the conference hosts Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, the 162nd Wing, and the 355th Fighter Wing. This…

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Expeditionary kitchen training at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Thirty Airmen attended expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Desert Lightning City, Sept. 29-30. The Air Combat Command funded training was hosted by Babington Technology to educate Airmen from D-M, Luke AFB, Arizona, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, on handling equipment in a single pallet expeditionary kitchen. The Airmen learned…

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At Raytheon, women leaders excel despite gender imbalance in the engineering profession

Posted October 22, 2015 by

At Raytheon, women lead development and production of some of the most advanced weapon systems in the world. That’s a real rarity, considering the gender imbalance in the science and engineering fields. Some 87 percent of all engineers in the United States are men, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. Laura McGill, for…

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Planes by day, cars by night; Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted November 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada  — During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in the remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat, harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster. He is Tech. Sgt. Gabriel,…

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Soaring Heights hosts National Night Out

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities hosted its 9th annual National Night Out event Oct. 7, 2015. The event helped educate residents about local first emergency responders. The event was intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organizations. “On base and…

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Busted, top 10 RPA myths debunked

Posted October 26, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

CREECH AIR FOCE BASE, Nevada —  — Drones. The once harmless term has taken on new meaning in recent years largely due to miseducation, Hollywood dramatizations and their growing uses in non-military settings. For the men and women of the remotely piloted aircraft enterprise who provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to combatant commanders around the world…

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