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Health & Safety

ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted May 7, 2015 by Capt. Erin Dorrance

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS,Va. — Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal year 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Salutes & Awards

First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 7, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, completed her first training flight in the single-seat fifth-generation fighter following 14 virtual training missions in the Full Mission Simulator at the F-35 Academic Training Center. “It wasn’t until I was taxiing to the runway that it really…

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Health & Safety

Supplements: Awareness is a serious matter

Posted April 30, 2015 by Dave Smith

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Health, fitness and energy are important considerations for all Airmen, but when does pursuing them result in potential and real problems? Supplements, health foods and energy drinks may be popular and even come with approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but that doesn’t ensure compliance with current…

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World

German cultural exchange students visit D-M

Posted April 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

Buena Vista High school students and cultural exchange students from Redebeul, Germany, toured D-M April 23. The 30 students went to three units learning about the Air Force and the missions here in a hands-on environment. The students first received a mission briefing of the 563rd Rescue Group from Capt. Jaymes Hines, 563rd RQG executive….

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Local

48th RQS trains for the real deal

Posted April 30, 2015 by Story and Photos by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

While many Airmen from D-M were finishing up their day, some Pararescuemen were beginning theirs, on the evening of April 14. The 48th Rescue Squadron conducted a pre-deployment training exercise to teach, train and test Airmen on mass casualty treatment, evacuation, extrication, confined space and collapsed structure rescue. Air Force Pararescuemen, 48th Rescue Squadron, position…

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World

Airmen return A-10 to air after catastrophic engine failure in Iraq

Posted April 30, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — A maintenance repair team from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron recently responded to an A-10C Thunderbolt II that suffered a noncombat-related engine failure and had to divert to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The jet’s number one engine suffered catastrophic damage during a routine refueling mission and the pilot was able…

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Air Force

U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations

Posted April 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany  — Four U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft forward deployed to Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, April 8, 2015, as part of a theater security package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. “The Czech Republic air force invited us to come out here to train with their JTACs for a week,”…

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Air Force

AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In April 2015, the Air Force will begin conducting the physical evaluations required to explore opening the last six career fields currently closed to women. When the law prohibiting women in ground combat roles was rescinded, 99 percent of the positions within the Air Force were already inclusive of women. The current…

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Events

First Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event a success

Posted April 23, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

The 162nd Wing’s Air Wing Integrator hosted her first Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event on April 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucson International Airport. Christina Desiato began working here last September with a purpose, to assist deployed service members throughout the deployment cycle, and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is her number one priority….

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Salutes & Awards

HARM office receives prestigious career-field award

Posted April 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing Host Aviation Resource Management office celebrated receipt of the career-field’s top honor, the Sergeant Dee Campbell Outstanding Aviation Resource Management Large Unit of the Year for the Air National Guard during the wing’s annual awards ceremony Sunday, April 11. “We’ve never received this award before, so it’s pretty special for us”…

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