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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted February 19, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Carter for the position — calling Carter an innovator and a reformer who knows the Defense Department inside and out…

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Month of the Military Child recognizes young family members

Posted April 9, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, a Pentagon official told DoD News. Established by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the month recognizes some 1.9 million U.S. military children ranging in age from…

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D-M A-10s, Airmen complete training in Slovakia as part of TSP

Posted May 28, 2015 by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls 

SLIAC AIR BASE, Slovakia — Approximately 40 Airmen and four A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from Davis-Monthan AFB, completed a micro deployment to Sliac Air Base, Slovakia, May 25, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The small contingent trained to improve interoperability in allied air operations and multinational close-air-support operations with the…

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A home away from home for dormitory Airmen

Posted May 10, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

For Airmen living in the dorms, life outside of work can be isolating. Most are away from their friends and family, and may not know a lot of people living around them. The Airmen’s Ministry Center runs an area...

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Don’t bring a gun to a knight fight

Posted June 28, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

In parks across America, people are having picnics, joggers are running their favorite trails, birds are chirping … and armored knights from the medieval times are fighting each other…

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Deployed D-M Airman delivers morale boosts with the mail

Posted August 10, 2012 by Master Sgt. James Martin

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Af-ghanistan — On any given day in a small non-descript office on Camp Losano here, Airmen of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing peek their heads in…

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354th FS and 355th AMXS deploy

Posted October 4, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Members of the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently deployed from D-M. The first to leave were a complement of operators and maintainers…

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Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

Posted November 21, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force.

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U.S. Southern Command commander visits D-M

Posted January 18, 2013 by

Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, U.S. Southern Command commander, discusses the mission of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center with Col. James Bortree, 612th AOC commander here, Jan. 14. The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in USSOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility, to include 31 countries covering a sixth of…

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F-35s cleared to resume flight

Posted March 7, 2013 by Joel Fortner

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — F-35 Lightning IIs were cleared for flight Feb. 28 following a temporary suspension after a cracked engine blade was found in a test aircraft earlier in the month. A .06-inch crack was discovered in a third-stage turbine blade in a test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 19. Third-stage blades…

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