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355th SFS Airmen provide much needed protection down range

Posted December 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

Security Forces Airmen play a critical role in supporting the mission at D-M and down range. They are responsible for the safety and security of personnel, aircraft, and cargo. Recently a group of 355th Security Forces Squadron Airmen returned from a deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Most commonly defenders will provide ground security without having…

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UA students tour 25th OWS

Posted December 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Graduate and doctoral students from the University of Arizona visited the 25th Operational Weather Squadron here Nov. 22. Sixteen students from the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences and Planetary Sciences participated in a tour along with Dr. Xubin Zeng, UA Department of Atmospheric Sciences professor and honorary commander for the 25th OWS. “I’ve been involved…

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Green thumbs for everyone

Posted December 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Desert Lightning Team 1st Six raised funds for a greenhouse to be built at the School Age Program here. “The DLT 1st Six is an organization on base that supports community outreach in the D-M area by providing assistance that would benefit the base, the Department of Defense members and their families,” said Tech….

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A 10 year decision

Posted December 5, 2013 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class C. Massey

When most people decide to join the military, it’s usually right after high school. They don’t seriously consider joining active duty military at 27 years of age. As someone who arrived at basic military training 26 days before his 28th birthday, I know all too well that there are reasons for joining ten years later…

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Pilot for a day

Posted November 26, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Fifteen-year-old Austin Thacker sits in the cockpit of an HC-130J Combat King II. Austin is recovering from cancer. The “Pilot for a Day” program allows children who have serious or chronic conditions to go behind the scenes with a flying squadron here. Austin smiles while controlling an HC-130J Combat King II Simulator. Thacker and both…

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For the love of the game

Posted November 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie 

“At one point in my life, the act of dribbling a ball meant everything to me,” said the 32 year old. James Barnes, mechanic, was born in 1981 in a small town just outside of Oklahoma City. His parents, retired Master Sgt. Mike and Judy Barnes had three kids; two girls and a boy. Growing…

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More than just a tour

Posted November 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Students from schools around the Tucson community were given a tour of D-M Nov. 14. The visit was sponsored by the Southeast Regional Cooperative of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind. Ten students with hearing impairments, accompanied by teachers and parents, were treated to an A-10 display and guided on a tour of…

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Lunch with a veteran

Posted November 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Fifteen Airmen sat with veterans for a luncheon hosted by Atria Bell Court Gardens Retirement Community in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 13. Joan Smith, the community’s engaged life director, connected with D-M to make the event happen. “I contacted [355th Public Affairs office] about getting volunteers from the base,” Smith said. “When she told me how…

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Helping them help you

Posted November 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The Airman and Family Readiness Center here caters to all members of the Desert Lightning Team, whether they are active-duty retirees or families. With such a broad customer base, the A&FRC sees a lot of business and they recently received a systems upgrade to increase the quality of their services. The facility received 24 computer…

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Mentorship impacts young service members

Posted November 21, 2013 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

You’ve just enlisted in the military, but you have no idea how it works or what are you supposed to do. Who do you go to for help? “It’s a requirement for senior leaders to help build and mentor younger enlisted service members,” said Master Sgt. Brian Young, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. “(Us…

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