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(U.S Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith)
News

Airmen and Marines fuel the fight

Posted April 13, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing’s F-16 schoolhouse at the Tucson International Airport often serves as a model for security cooperation with America’s global allies. It’s not common, however, that the international training center hosts Marine Corps reservists to augment Guard Airmen here. Beginning in late March and ending in early June, bulk fuel specialists from Bulk…

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309th AMARG: America's "National-level Airpower Reservoir" celebrates 70th anniversary
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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted April 11, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day – American Airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 years the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the name…

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Children’s Hospital’s Spring Basket Donations

Posted April 7, 2016 by Senior Airman Halee Reynolds

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.– — Being stuck in a hospital is never fun when you’re a kid. That’s why this past weekend a few Airmen from the Desert Lightning Team joined together and built 130 spring baskets to lift the spirits of local pediatric patients. The baskets were filled with goodies and gifts that…

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Sports

Passion vs. priorities

Posted April 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Physical fitness doesn’t come easy for everyone — sometimes the drive to finish one more repetition or set a new personal best just doesn’t cut it. For…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)
Local

CAF Month Fitness Challenges

Posted April 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team Airmen participated in multiple fitness challenges to conclude D-M AFB’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Month, March 31. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal and fire emergency service flights hosted the Fire Department Fitness Challenge and the 355th Security Forces Squadron hosted the Defender Challenge. The…

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Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House
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Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona draws thousands

Posted April 1, 2016 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey) Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in tandem during a demonstration at the Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 12, 2016. The Desert Lightning Team demonstration included A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130J Combat King.

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Local

Open house in review

Posted April 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House was held here, March 12-13. The free event gave the community a chance to view aerial demonstrations and more than 40 static displays of current and historic aircraft, while having the opportunity to learn about the Air Force and interact with…

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Health & Safety

Mental maintenance: Tools to keep the mind fit

Posted April 1, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) — Airmen often go to the fitness center; some spend several hours a week toning their bodies, while others go to simply maintain their physique. But what about strengthening the mind? What’s going on in between the ears is just as important, if not more, than trying to build…

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Inspired NCO spends career molding Airmen

Posted April 1, 2016 by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — Joshua Smith was 17 years old and starting to earn a reputation for skipping his high school math class every afternoon when he was called into his guidance counselor’s office. The most surprising part of the meeting for Smith was seeing his visibly distressed mother in the office….

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Commentary

Control from the cockpit: Two former fighter pilots explain the meaning of air dominance

Posted April 1, 2016 by From Raytheon Company

Time was running out for Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez and the rest of the NATO fighter pilots. They’d pulled off a surprise strike on a Serbian surface-to-air missile site, but the attack was dragging on – and the enemy was about to hit back. Rodriguez picked up an enemy fighter streaking north from Pristina. It was…

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