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Salutes & Awards

Wright Flight more than about flying; student organization visits 162nd Wing

Posted May 29, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made world history by putting together a wooden frame with some metal fittings and heavy cotton fabric, and giving it power to gain altitude for a controlled flight. It was an amazing feat, made possible with a can-do attitude and a drive to truly conquer new heights. It’s…

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Events

Airmen test abilities of their cars

Posted May 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

The Sports Car Club of America held an autocross event at Heritage Park May 10. This event gave Desert Lightning Team members the opportunity to test the limits of their vehicles while maneuvering through a controlled course. “The whole objective of this was to make your way around the course as quickly and safely as…

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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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Airman reflects on being a young parent

Posted May 22, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Being a young parent can be challenging in the best of conditions. Having a child while still in high school can hardly be considered the best of circumstances. Add to the mix joining the military right after graduation and a whole other league of challenges are entered. For Airman…

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D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Posted May 22, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

More than 10 Airmen from D-M volunteered to clean and learn about different World War II aircraft, such as the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, May 11. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft, which was developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938,…

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Salutes & Awards

Memorial Day: What does it mean to you?

Posted May 22, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — What does Memorial Day mean for you? For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. We fire our grills up and plan trips to the lake–there is palpable excitement as we discuss how to spend the extra-long weekend. But Memorial Day is much more. “Memorial Day is a time…

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Air Force

Tucson Mayor jets across Arizona skies

Posted May 22, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

Exhilaration filled the air as Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild soared above the city May 3 in an F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Col. Phil Purcell, commander of the 162nd Wing. “It was a blast,” said Rothschild as he recounted his wild ride. “The aircraft has amazing capability.” Rothschild visited the wing Saturday to meet Arizona…

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Commentary

Man of honor

Posted May 15, 2014 by Commentary by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  — “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard until nightfall; anyone can do his work however hard for one day.” These words were penned by Robert Louis Stevenson about one hundred years before retired Air Force fighter pilot Col. Jim Kasler used them to describe the challenge of daily life as a prisoner…

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Events

354th FS provides close air support for Red Flag exercise

Posted May 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Personnel from the 354th Fighter Squadron will be participating in the Red Flag exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, until May 23. The Red Flag exercise is intended to accustom new pilots to combat tactics in simulated high threat environments. “The objective of Red Flag Alaska is to give the young pilots in the…

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Local

A fini flight for the history books

Posted May 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

Capt Kelly Nettleblad, Capt Rachael Winiecki, and 1st Lt Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 pilots, along with 1st Lt Katherine Conrad, 107th FS Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan A-10 pilot, participated in Capt Nettleblad’s “Fini flight” from D-M on May 5. This flight, not only gave Nettleblad a final chance to fly alongside…

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