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Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Operations, plans and assessments, executive officer, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 10, 2015. Gonzalez, a native of San Antonio, Texas, has been in the Air Force for 10 years and comes from a military family. “The Air Force is all I’ve ever…

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Local

D-M rescuers assist with F-16 crash recovery

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

When help is needed, pararescuemen known as “PJs” and air crew from Air Force Reserve rescue squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base fly to assist. Sometimes, the outcome is cheerful; sometimes, it is sober. One such sober mission occurred in the dark evening hours of June 24, when two HH-60s got the call to assist…

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Events

9th CMSAF laid to rest

Posted August 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Daniel DeCook

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. (AFNS) — “If you’ve met Chief Binnicker, you’ve met an icon — a hero, a legend,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody. Cody said these words as he delivered the eulogy for former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker at the Fort…

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Chaplain office supports Rescue mission

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

The military as a whole prides itself in promoting a “comprehensive fitness” model of health, and one major component is spiritual health. With a goal of supporting each individual’s personal faith beliefs, the U.S. Air Force and Reserve chaplain’s corps encourages members to attend services that enhance their spiritual lives. Ch. (Maj.) Andre Mooney, 943rd…

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Health & Safety

Keep motorcycle riding fun – keep it safe

Posted August 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Many motorcyclists dream of riding during the summer, but without the right training it can quickly turn into a nightmare. “The cause of most motorcycle injuries we see are caused by lack of discipline,” said Staff Sgt. Jason De Jesus, 56th Fighter Wing Ground Safety technician. “Military riders receive more training…

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Local

Desert Lightning News to be distributed on-line and on FB

Posted August 13, 2015 by

Desert Lightning News, the newspaper servicing Davis-Monthan AFB and surrounding areas, recently announced that the hardcopy news edition of its product will no longer be distributed on a weekly basis, but will instead be available online and on Facebook. “We feel that the changing market and the technological savvy of our audience demand we move…

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Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Senior Airman Kyle Streets

Posted August 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

  Senior Airman Kyle Streets, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) personnel security manager, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, July 27, 2015. Streets was born into a military lifestyle and by the time he graduated high school he already knew that he wanted to continue in his parents’ footsteps. “Being an Army…

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Air Force

Air Force MWD handler reunites with best friend

Posted August 13, 2015 by Airman Sadie R. Colbert

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — “It was a very long day of searching [a village in Iraq],” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, referring to one day during a deployment to Iraq in 2010. “We searched vehicles in the area for hours, both parked and passing…

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Intel Airman sets record

Posted August 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Blake 

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.  — For the average Airman, the beginning of their career looks pretty similar: complete basic military training and technical school and then at their first duty station, knock out career development courses. When Airman 1st Class Nathan M. Dunster, 55th Intelligence Support Squadron electronic warfare systems apprentice, arrived at Offutt in August…

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World

AFSOUTH works with partner nations in annual exercise

Posted August 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

Members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) came together with 19 other partner nations in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. PANAMAX is a training exercise with scenarios that are focused around the Panama Canal. “The primary objective of the exercise was to practice the…

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