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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted June 26, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the Air Force, became the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours June 11. Paul Hattendorf, a Lockheed Martin test pilot, was flying an airframe loads envelope expansion mission when the fighter reached the milestone. “AF-2’s nickname is ‘Workhorse,’” said…

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Sports

Airman excels on two wheels, continues to pedal forward

Posted June 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Nesha Humes

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — It was summer 2007 in Wausau, Wisconsin. David Flaten had completed his first mountain bike race through the nine-mile forest course with no prior racing experience and a simple knowledge of cycling. After regaining the feeling in his legs, Flaten said he knew he had fallen in love. In…

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Taking Fido when PCSing abroad means planning

Posted June 26, 2014 by Dr. J.M. Kiel

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — There are many things to plan for when moving overseas, and if travel includes taking pets, the first step is to know what the legal requirements are for the destination country. Every country has regulations for the importation of animals. This may include microchip and vaccination requirements, testing for…

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Events

Patients from Steele Children’s Research Center tour D-M

Posted June 19, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Pediatric patients from the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center and their families attended a tour of Davis-Monthan June 12. Steele Children’s Research Center specializes in better treatments for pediatric illnesses such as Type 1 diabetes, cancer and cystic fibrosis. The tour was hosted by the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron and its purpose was…

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Maintainers that give a “hoot!”

Posted June 19, 2014 by Mr. Frank Berger

The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, more commonly referred to as “The Boneyard”, has a lengthy history here in Tucson, Ariz. Since 1946, the facility has performed aircraft storage, parts support and regeneration in support of the warfighter. The nearly 600 employees at AMARG do some pretty remarkable things, but one thing most people…

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Salutes & Awards

Arizona’s new general: Accept opportunities, be versatile, be grateful

Posted June 12, 2014 by by Maj. Gabe Johnson

The Arizona National Guard congratulated its newest brigadier general at a promotion ceremony for the state’s joint staff director here June 7. Air Force Brig. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck now wears the rank commensurate with her duty to direct Arizona Army and Air Guard joint operations, special staff agencies, and joint policies and programs. Humbled by…

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Keeping workplace relations appropriate is crucial to overall Airman wellness, readiness

Posted June 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Today’s Airmen face many challenges in both their personal lives and the workplace. Having to worry about feeling safe from unwanted advances or sexual assault should not be one of those challenges. In addition to being essential for effectively completing the mission, being free from unwanted advances or sexual…

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Tops In Blue performs at D-M

Posted June 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

The U.S. Air Force expeditionary unit Tops In Blue performed at the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hangar here June 3. Tops In Blue is an all-active duty Air Force special unit which provides entertainment for the Air Force family, primarily focusing on Air Force personnel stationed worldwide. The unit consists of vocalists, musicians, dancers and…

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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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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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