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From the greenery of Virginia to the desert: 162nd FW welcomes new leader

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Hollie Hansen Col. Howard “Phil” Purcell speaks to the men and women of the 162nd Fighter Wing as the new wing commander. A former wing vice commander from the 192nd Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Purcell assumed command of the 162nd Fighter Wing during…

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Processing four legged deployers

Posted January 30, 2014 by Story and Photos by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

Receiving orders is only the first step to actually putting boots on the ground. When Airmen get tasked to deploy there are several things that must be squared away to include a psychical, training records and mental health screening. “Mushe will get a full physical from the Doc which will include checking his vitals, gums,…

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D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

Posted March 20, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski 

Members from the University of Arizona Rugby team visited the 55th Rescue Squadron here, March 7 – 8. The two-day visit was a part of the third annual Combat Wildcat event, where the players toured the 55th RQS and participated in team building exercises. Similar to basic military training, the main goal of Combat Wildcat is…

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Survival by Luck

Posted May 8, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

It started on Sept. 1, 1939, more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish defenses along the border and advanced on Warsaw. Within weeks the Polish army was defeated. Pawel Lichter, a survivor of the German invasion of Poland, shared his life story with the members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces…

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D-M base housing now open to single, unaccompanied servicemembers

Posted July 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Single and unaccompanied servicemembers stationed at D-M now have the opportunity to live in base housing. Soaring Heights Communities officially opened its doors to all active duty, Guard, Reserve, ROTC recruiters and ROTC servicemembers June 23. “Our homes not only offer convenience for single and unaccompanied servicemembers, but also a well-rounded community where they can…

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25th OWS keeps heads in the clouds

Posted May 3, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

The 25th Operational Weather Squadrons is one of three weather squadrons who forecast weather in the United States. After completing a seven-month technical training course at Keesler AFB, Miss., Airmen come to the 25th OWS for two years of on-the-job training before going...

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Salutes & Awards

CINC award money set to improve D-M’s quality of life

Posted June 21, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

On March 26, the Air Force announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Installation…

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How does a firefighter train to stop a fire?

Posted August 3, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

How does a firefighter train to stop a fire? This isn’t a trick question or the beginning of a bad joke. The question is real and the answer is simple: they have to start a fire and practice putting it out.

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Airmen honor Belgian Malinois

Posted October 4, 2012 by Mike Joseph

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — A Belgian Malinois became the first military working dog honored by the 341st Training Squadron for her heroic actions while assigned to a U.S. Special Forces unit in Afghanistan.

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Finding secondhand treasures at the Airman’s Attic

Posted November 16, 2012 by Airman Josh Slavin

Have you been facing tough financial times lately? If so, you should come to the Airman’s Attic where you can find things such as pre-owned uniforms, dishes, furniture and much more. “The Airman’s Attic is a way to help Airmen that don’t have the funds to purchase the full priced items, but have a need…

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