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October is … Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted October 6, 2017 by by JAMES YANG-HELLEWELL

We have been through the required training, yet the issue of domestic violence is personal. Many of us have stories. I was not aware, at the time, when a very close family member of mine watched her dog brutally killed in front of her by her partner, that hurting pets is now an acknowledged warning…

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Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range…

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Book tells of early Arizona aviation

Posted July 7, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We often hear fighter jets flying over the skies of Arizona, or we catch a flight at Sky Harbor or Tucson International Airport. Hundreds of modern jet aircraft fly over the skies of Arizona every day in an orderly manner carefully controlled by military or FAA rules. However, it wasn’t always like this. Have you…

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Citizen Airmen participate in National Police Week

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Citizen Airmen in local law enforcement uniforms joined forces with defenders from Luke Air Force Base on May 18 during the S.S. Mayaguez retreat ceremony. The event was one of many taking place during National Police Week, which ran from May 15 to 19 and recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement personnel. The…

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Installation access procedures for everyone – guests, friends, family members

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Master Sgt. Anthony Eaves, 56th SFS

Editor’s note: The following ran in the May 2, 2017, issue of the Thunderbolt. The content has undergone some changes since and is being rerun. Purpose: Base access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to authorized persons and their guests. Persons authorized access will be either escorted or unescorted….

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‘Hack the Air Force?’ Got what it takes?

Posted May 5, 2017 by by ED GULICK

SAN FRANCISCO — The Air Force is inviting vetted computer security specialists from across the U.S. and select partner nations to do their best to hack some of its key public websites. The initiative is part of the Cyber Secure campaign sponsored by the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer as a measure to further operationalize…

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NMUSAF pays tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

Posted May 5, 2017 by by BRYAN RIPPLE

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Friends, family and fans from around the country came together April 17 and 18 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was…

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PEOPLE FIRST

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Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. KMC medics…

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Find greatness by helping others find theirs

Posted May 5, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

As I read over the 56th Fighter Wing’s fiscal 2017 strategic plan, I came to understand there are few things more important to success than a clear vision of what needs to be accomplished. The overview of “The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness,” by Stephen Covey, provided me the fundamentals necessary for aligning that…

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