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Salutes & Awards

Guardian Angels receive Bronze Star with Valor and a personal “Thank You”

Posted June 12, 2014 by Maj. Sarah Schwennesen

It’s not every day you get to thank your Guardian Angels for saving your life, but on Monday, retired Marine Staff Sgt. Michael Stringer was able to do just that. In a ceremony Monday, two 48th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels were presented the Bronze Star with Valor for their rescue of Stringer in February 2012,…

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Air Force

Helping our wounded warriors

Posted June 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Most of the time when someone hears about wounded warriors, they think of the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit civilian organization that is supported by donations. The Air Force has its own program to help these warriors. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) is a Department of Defense program that helps Airmen who have been…

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Commentary

755th AMXS takes measures to deter DUI

Posted June 5, 2014 by Commentary by Maj. Douglas Warren

Rarely am I able to pass through any of the base gates without being drawn to the status board which shows the latest alcohol related incidents. Often the “days counter” does not exceed 30 before another Airman is exposed for failing to follow the law. It is hard to imagine how any Airman can miss…

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355th LRS plays key role in hosting rare aircraft

Posted May 29, 2014 by Master Sgt. Richard Stone

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had the rare opportunity to host two of the world’s largest cargo aircraft May 5-6. The Antonov An-124 and the C-5 Galaxy were present in support of two Air Force exercises. In a total team effort, the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight stood ready for the challenge. The…

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Salutes & Awards

Wright Flight more than about flying; student organization visits 162nd Wing

Posted May 29, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made world history by putting together a wooden frame with some metal fittings and heavy cotton fabric, and giving it power to gain altitude for a controlled flight. It was an amazing feat, made possible with a can-do attitude and a drive to truly conquer new heights. It’s…

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Events

Royal Saudi Air Force Commander visits D-M

Posted May 29, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

The Royal Saudi Air Force’s Commander visited Davis-Monthan for a first-hand look at Exercise ANGEL THUDNER May 8 to 10. Lieutenant General Pilot Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, commander of the RSAF, led the Saudi delegation during the visit. The visit included a tour of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center and a trip to Flagstaff, Arizona,…

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Events

Airmen test abilities of their cars

Posted May 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

The Sports Car Club of America held an autocross event at Heritage Park May 10. This event gave Desert Lightning Team members the opportunity to test the limits of their vehicles while maneuvering through a controlled course. “The whole objective of this was to make your way around the course as quickly and safely as…

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Health & Safety

Giving blood, saving life

Posted May 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

More than 50 Desert Lightning Team members gathered at the Mirage Club to give blood to the American Red Cross, May 21. D-M hosts a blood drive at least once every other month. Sixty pints of blood were collected, falling short of the goal of 100. “We did not meet our intended goal, but we…

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Local

Airman reflects on being a young parent

Posted May 22, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Being a young parent can be challenging in the best of conditions. Having a child while still in high school can hardly be considered the best of circumstances. Add to the mix joining the military right after graduation and a whole other league of challenges are entered. For Airman…

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D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Posted May 22, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

More than 10 Airmen from D-M volunteered to clean and learn about different World War II aircraft, such as the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, May 11. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft, which was developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938,…

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