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The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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Tucson VA to host veterans creative arts competition

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Tucson VA campus will be hosting a local National Veterans Creative Arts competition 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7 in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Bldg. 4 located at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85723. There will be a performing artist’s jam session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and…

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Tucson VA chaplains to participate in Four Chaplains Memorial Service

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Chaplains from the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will be participating in the City of Tucson, Veterans’ Affairs Committee annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service 1 p.m., Feb. 5 at Kino Veterans Memorial Park, 2805 E. Ajo Way. The park is located across from the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.  The memorial service honors four World…

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Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient brought home to Phoenix

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Pilar Jimenez releases a dove in honor of her younger brother, 1969 Congressional Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jose Francisco Jimenez, during the internment of Jimenez in Phoenix on Jan 17, 2017. Jimenez, originally a native of Mexico, moved with his family to Red Rock, Ariz. when he was 10 years…

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F-35 Heritage Flight Team donates check to Disabled American Veterans Office

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota The F-35 Heritage Flight Team donates a 20 thousand dollar charity check to the Disabled Veterans Office Dec. 14, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz. The donations given to the DAV will help the organization fund programs, like healthcare services, psychological counseling, physical rehabilitation, job training and residential relocation….

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Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tammy Cournoyer

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Posted October 26, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years

Posted October 5, 2016 by Mike Martin

This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.  

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Luke holds POW/MIA ceremony

Posted September 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller The 56th Fighter Wing command team, Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, stand watch during a 24-hour POW/MIA vigil at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is an annual event honoring our missing service members and their…

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AAFES Exchange named ‘Best for Vets’ employer

Posted March 24, 2016 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a ‘Best for Vets’ employer for the third straight year by Military Times. The designation recognizes the Exchange as having a company culture and policies that cater to military veterans. The Exchange was also named a Best for Vets employer in 2014 and…

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