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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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Salutes & Awards

Colonel Blanchard bids farewell

Posted July 31, 2014 by

Desert Lightning Warriors, It has been the singular honor of my 23 plus year career to serve you as your commander. Your dedication to excellence, service to the nation, and high standards of integrity never cease to amaze me, and have left an indelible mark on my memories of service to our USAF. Before I…

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World

Unique training empowers AFSOUTH Airmen to strengthen partner capacity

Posted September 18, 2014 by Jessica Casserly

Eleven firefighters and one civil engineer from the 612th Air Base Squadron at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras will become the first group in their squadron qualified to provide partner nation firefighting training, after a Mobile Training Team event scheduled for Sept. 15-19. The Air Advisor Academy sponsored MTT engagement, which will focus heavily on…

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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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Air Force

Challenge coins — history in the palm of your hand

Posted March 22, 2012 by

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — An Airman walks into the bar of the Enlisted Club and slams his hand against the table. Everything stops, and everybody at the bar looks at him as he lifts his hand to reveal the surprise — he just issued a challenge, a military coin challenge. That slamming of the…

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Air Force

Free National Park entrance for military and family

Posted May 17, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez and Justin Oakes

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Members from all branches of the U.S. military gathered at the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Va. May 15, as the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented a unique opportunity for service members and their families.

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U.S.

Citizen Airmen, Soldiers join forces to deliver jet fuel

Posted July 5, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

When American Soldiers need practice managing the vital fuel that keeps the military mobile, they look to the Arizona Air National Guard for hands-on experience. It’s not often that Army reserve quartermasters...

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Events

Colonel Blanchard assumes command of D-M

Posted August 23, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Col. Kevin E. Blanchard took command of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in a military ceremony here Aug. 10. Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander…

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Events

‘Fastest man alive’ celebrates 65th anniversary with re-enactment

Posted October 18, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ground breaking event with a re-enactment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 14.

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Air Force

Airman embraces Native American culture, traditions

Posted November 30, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Jarrod Grammel

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — As a young girl who grew up on the reservation in Fruitland, N.M., one Airman remembers happy ceremonies, traditions and family get-togethers. She spoke a different language, had a large extended family and lived in an area that was more than 90 percent Native American. Tech. Sgt. April…

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