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Air Force

Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 15, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them. “I heard it on the news that morning and I just knew he was on there,” she said of her son,…

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79th RQS and 923rd AMXS return from deployment

Posted December 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Chris Massey

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Airmen from the 79th Rescue Squadron and 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned home from deployment Dec. 7 and 10. The HC-130J Combat King II aircrews and maintainers were deployed for three months to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the first time in five years that all…

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Cookie Crunch brings holiday cheer to single Airmen, far and near

Posted December 11, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Like elves in Santa’s workshop, volunteers worked hard to package cookies for the annual Cookie Crunch at D-M AFB Dec. 7. Cookie Crunch is a holiday event where donations of cookies are collected by the Officers’ Spouses’ Club, allowing on and off-base community participation; the bags are then distributed to…

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US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop

Posted December 10, 2015 by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering…

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Events

Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night held at Bama Park

Posted December 7, 2015 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A free family event was held at Bama Park Dec. 3. The annual “Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night” was organized by the 355th Force Support Squadron and Outdoor Recreation with approximately 30 volunteer Airmen assisting during the event. Sixty tons of snow were split into two areas for people of all ages…

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Avoid paying more for prescription drugs

Posted December 3, 2015 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs. Beneficiaries filling a prescription for a select brand name maintenance drug at a retail pharmacy may need to move their prescription to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. If not, they may…

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Put safety first during the holiday season

Posted December 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The holiday season is known for being a time of giving and cheer, but it can also be one of the most dangerous times of year if the proper safety precautions aren’t taken. “Each year there are approximately 350 driving fatalities during Christmas and 350 driving fatalities on New Year’s Day,”…

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D-M’s Mustangs defeat Ft. Huachuca’s Black Hawks in 2nd Turkey Bowl

Posted November 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.  — The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs competed against the Fort Huachuca Army Black Knights during the Turkey Bowl 2015 at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 20. The Turkey Bowl 2015 was the second annual flag football game between D-M AFB and Fort Huachuca. The family friendly event was free to all from both installations. The…

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Alisa Deuermeyer, a volunteer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., laughs as U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Fridinger, additional duty first sergeant assigned to the Air Combat Command Communications Support Squadron, performs a card trick at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 21, 2015.
Veterans

Face of Defense: ‘Magic’ NCO Reaches Airmen, Veterans

Posted November 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Aubrey White

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — From a distance, Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Fridinger, the first sergeant for the Air Combat Command Communications Support Squadron, looks like any other senior noncommissioned officer; his uniform is in order, military-issued silver glasses frame his eyes, his hair trimmed with precision. But what makes Fridinger unique is what…

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Air Force

How we quit smokin’

Posted November 20, 2015 by Greg L. Davis

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) — “Smoke in the cockpit! Smoke in the cockpit!” the flight crew yells in unison. Then the dreaded radio transmission goes out: “Declaring an IFE (in flight emergency); request immediate return to base for landing.” Moments before the troubling exclamations occurred, the flight crew of the massive C-5M Super…

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