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Health & Safety

Always take children, pets, elderly when leaving vehicle

Posted July 16, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The thought of leaving a child in the car during the summer might seem impossible, but it happens. A variety of things including changes in routine for families or just being a new parent can lead to forgetting a child who is fast asleep in the back seat of a car. In some cases it…

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Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable temperature. The smell of rain drifts on the desert wind. Finally a blinding flash and sonic boom is released to signal the beginning of a desert storm. Like two sides of a coin, Arizona offers over 100 degree…

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U.S.

Making a Splash: NCO Goes Deep to Re-Enlist

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa

  TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tyndall Airman re-enlisted in a unique way recently, diving approximately 70 feet under water to swear in for another three and a half years of service. Technical Sgt. Robert Barnes, 325th Communications Squadron quality assurance NCO in charge, wanted his re-enlistment to be one he will always remember. He…

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Health & Safety

Surviving the Heat

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

Asphalt hot enough to fry an egg, winds that feel like a million blow-dryers, and sun baking your skin to the color of lobster red, welcome to another summer in Tucson, Arizona. There are a variety of dangers associated with the rise in temperature that should not go overlooked. When the weather warms up, people…

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Commentary

Protecting man’s best friend

Posted July 9, 2015 by Commentary by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

  On January 11, 2013, my coworker’s dog gave birth to litter of puppies. In March 2013, I made one of those puppies part of my family. Castiel was only 12 pounds and curious of everything. I always had dogs growing up, but raising a puppy in southern Arizona was a whole new endeavor. Southern…

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Air Force

Fighter pilot makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted July 9, 2015 by Susan Garcia

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) — Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons school officer and the…

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Local

F-15E Strike Eagle students complete training at D-M

Posted July 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Student pilots from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., have been training here since June 17. Fourteen F-15E Strike Eagles from the 334th Fighter Squadron, as well as pilots and Weapons Systems Officers came to D-M to complete the Surface Attack Tactics phase of their training. “We’re a formal training unit that teaches brand new Strike Eagle pilots…

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U.S.

Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here. “During monsoon season, you’ll have…

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World

Living the American Dream

Posted June 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Christmas day in 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. People across the country took what jobs they could find, getting paid a fraction of what they made before as the local currency became nearly worthless. The burden of the country’s uncertain direction weighed heavily on…

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Veterans

More than just Ms. Congeniality: Airman competes for homeless female veterans

Posted June 25, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

For Tech. Sgt. Charmaine Pozo, the Ms. Veteran America contest was not about glamourous pageantry. It was about tireless advocacy – for a minimally acknowledged segment of those who have served in uniform: homeless female veterans. “Currently, female veterans – an estimated 55,000 of them on a daily basis – are the fastest growing homeless…

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