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Happy 72nd Birthday to the 355th Fighter Wing

Posted November 13, 2014 by Larry “Doug” Herndon

The legacy and heritage of the 355th Fighter Wing began on Nov. 12, 1942 when it was activated as the 355th Fighter Group in Orlando Army Air Base, Florida. The 355 FG became fully operational on September 9, 1943 at Steeple Morden, England. By war’s end the 355 FG logged more than 17,000 sorties in…

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Native Americans in uniform; a legacy of honor, dedication

Posted November 13, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — During November, the nation pays homage to the contributions of Native Americans throughout history. What began at the turn of the century as an effort to gain recognition for the contributions made by the first Americans, has resulted in a…

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Air Combat Command receives new leadership

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley 

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The men and women of Air Combat Command welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4. Gen. Hawk Carlisle assumed command of ACC from Gen. Mike Hostage before a standing room only audience in the 27th Fighter Squadron hangar. Guests included Airmen, community leaders, and civilian…

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The voice of the warfighter

Posted November 7, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts and Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

TUCSON, Ariz — The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) hosted the 2014 Weapons and Tactics (WEPTAC) conference here, Oct. 20-24. In its 33rd year, WEPTAC surrounds the 162nd Wing’s direct support of the Air Reserve Component (ARC) convening on base. This year’s WEPTAC is of vital importance as Guardsmen and Reservists continue…

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Veterans

VA expands Fry Scholarship to surviving spouses

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, November 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of…

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Local

Back to basics with open ranks

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — Logistics is the business of being precise, as Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Ramirez can attest. So it only seemed appropriate that on Nov. 2, the 162nd Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) held the one event that reflects that kind of precision: an open ranks inspection. “As the new LRS superintendent, it’s my duty to always…

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Sports

AF women try out for basketball team

Posted November 7, 2014 by Senior Airman William J. Blankenship

Senior Airman William J. Blankenship 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Airmen stationed around the world gathered at Maxwell Air Force Base Oct. 19 to try out for the All Air Force women’s basketball team, with hopes of representing the service in the Armed Forces Basketball Championship tournament at…

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Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle to assume ACC reins Nov. 4

Posted October 30, 2014 by

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle will assume command of Air Combat Command from Gen. Mike Hostage in a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 4, at JBLE.  The ceremony will be officiated by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, III. Hostage will retire from the United States Air Force…

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355th CES spread the “I am energy” campaign

Posted October 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz

October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government and in the U.S. Air Force. Airmen, here, educated themselves and future generations on base and in the local community about the importance of saving energy. This year’s campaign “I am Air Force Energy”, is focused on educating Airmen and inspiring the total force to be…

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D-M and Luke EOD Airmen engage in joint training

Posted October 30, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Braving the elements and other tough situations can either make or break a warrior. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, and Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, worked together at the Barry M. Goldwater Range during war zone scenario training Oct. 7-10. The exercise began with a UH-60 helicopter dropping…

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