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Events

Tucson hosts Welcome Home BBQ for Airmen

Posted September 4, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne A. Powers 

The local Tucson community is showing their appreciation by hosting a "Welcome Home" barbecue Sept. 3 for all Desert Lightning Team members.

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Health & Safety

What to know about Fitness Assessments

Posted September 4, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

The Air Force's Fitness Assessment is one of the many opportunities for Airmen to display their Core Values. When it comes to this assessment, Airmen here must know what to expect, what to avoid, and how to prepare in order to exceed.

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Air Force

New program aimed to improve MQ-1/9 community begins at ACC

Posted September 4, 2015 by Shaun Eagan 

The initial stage of Air Combat Command's new program, the Culture and Process Improvement Program, began here, Aug. 21, and is designed to take place across 12 Air Force active duty, reserve and National Guard bases.

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Local

Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

Posted August 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

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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Local

D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

Posted August 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

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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Salutes & Awards

Tuskegee Airman takes final flight at Academy

Posted August 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Hammes

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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DoD

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

Posted August 31, 2015 by Jim Garamone

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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Air Force

Historic fighter squadron celebrates 98th birthday

Posted August 28, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Ciara Gosier

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

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Air Force

SecAF, CSAF, CMSAF present new “little blue book”

Posted August 28, 2015 by Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody delivered the initial handout of the pamphlet, “America’s Air Force: A Profession of Arms,” Aug. 27 to the Air Force’s newest Airmen at Airmen’s Week.

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Air Force

Arming the RPAs

Posted August 28, 2015 by TSgt. Joseph Swafford

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan. “Ammo at (Kandahar Airfield) helps support the flightline,” said Airman 1st Class Matthew Lopez,…

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