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Vickie Jo Ryder, 355th Fighter Wing sexual assault response coordinator, picks up food at the Mirage Club At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 24, 2013. The Mirage Club hosted a "drive-thru" where patrons could order food, pick up and pay without having to leave their vehicles.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/Released) New management gives club new offerings
The Mirage Club is used for a myriad of things, from retirement ceremonies, to inprocessing briefings to squadron Christmas parties. It is a resource greatly utilized by the base. Jerry Edwards, Mirage Club manager, hopes to take it a step farther."We want the club to be a place people look forward to going after work ," Edwards said. "We will do
0 7/30
2013
U.S. Air Force members will now receive official travel information from the new Commercial Travel Contractor, WingGate Travel. Their website features on-line check-ins, car rental coupons, government contract airfares and the current per diem rates from around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released) The Air Force gets a new travel agent
The Air Force is constantly in motion. Deployments, temporary duty assignments and permanent changes of station have personnel and equipment moving around the world at any given time. All of this travel requires planning and paperwork, and the Air Force recently got a new travel agent to handle all of that.WingGate Travel is the new U.S. Government
0 7/26
2013
U.S. Active Duty Military and local Tucson residents enjoy the scenery of historic aircraft as they run the Desert Bonyard 5K Fun Run/Walk at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2013. AMARG is a specialized facility within the Air Force Materiel Command structure. 309 AMARG provides critical aerospace maintenance and regeneration capabilities for Joint and Allied/Coalition warfighters in support of global operations and agile combat support for a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) How FSS spends money
When it comes to funding different events at installations, Air Force Force Support Squadrons have different pots of money from which they can draw.Those funds can be broken down into two categories: appropriated funds and non-appropriated funds.Appropriated funds, or APF dollars, are taxpayer dollars used to support the mission of the Air Force.
0 7/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo 755th AMXS Airmen help homeless youth
Two airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here are on a mission to help the homeless youth of Tucson.Airman 1st Class John Collard and Senior Airman Thomas Nguyen are working with a local nonprofit organization, Youth On Their Own.This organization is a drop-out prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless,
0 7/25
2013
Airmen have the opportunity to use local library facilities off base. Airmen are not limited to visiting the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch, but can visit two other locations close by: the Miller-Golf Links Branch on Harrison and Golf Links and the Murphy-Wilmot Branch on Wilmot and Fifth St. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) Off base libraries accessible for DLT Airmen
Air Force-wide Airmen are dealing with fiscal changes. One of those changes here deals with the closure of the base library. The base library closed in June, however Airmen still have the opportunity to use library facilities off base. The Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library has a variety of amenities for all ages, to include new furniture, books and
0 7/17
2013
U.S. Air Force Civilian Miguel Mendez, 355th Fighter Wing Antiterrorism program manager conducts assessment of an area on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 1, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) D-M's Antiterrorism office
Terrorism is an act meant to threaten and instill fear in people or societies. Many do not recognize warning signs or even know what to do in order to prevent an attack.The 355th Fighter Wing Antiterrorism office offers level-one Total Force Protection training, which provides general awareness. Airmen learn everything from dealing with an active
0 7/12
2013
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christa Yazzie, 355th Force Support Squadron, Airman & Family Readiness Center, talks with family members of deployed Airmen during the Deployed Spouses’ Dinner at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 10, 2013. The dinner is held on the first Wednesday of every month unless that day falls on our close to a holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Deployed Airmen's spouses come together for dinner
The first Wednesday of every month is set aside for spouses of deployed Airmen to get together at the Desert Dining Inn here for dinner.The dinner is hosted by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, and is designed to give the spouses a free meal, information on available resources for their specific group, and a chance to meet others in a similar
0 7/11
2013
Civilian Sophia Amir, 355th Aeropace Medicine Squadron certified veterinary technician, cleans out Porter the newfoundland's ear as U.S. Army Sgt. Jody Guadrault, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Vet Clinic noncommissioned officer in charge holds him calm at the Vet Clinic of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 10, 2013. The Vet Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) D-M's Vet Clinic not just for military working dogs
The Veterinary Clinic here doesn't just provide care for military working dogs, but also for the Desert Lightning Team furry friends at home. The Vet Clinic provides services for active duty, guard, reserve and retiree pets."As long as you're military and use the Medical Group Clinic on base, you can use our facility for your animal needs," said
0 7/10
2013
A New U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II stand positioned on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 15, 2011. The HC-130J conducts missions from homeland defense to contingency operations. The aircraft conducts civilian and combat search and rescue, medical evacuations, disaster and humanitarian relief, security cooperation and non-combatant evacuations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) 79th Rescue Squadron deploys to Italy
Recently the 79th Rescue Squadron left for a deployment to Italy. The squadron is expected to be away for a continuous 18 months.The 79th RQS will be relieving a rescue squadron from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., from their 18 month tour.This will be the first deployment for the 79th RQS with the new C-130J Combat King II. D-M received its first
0 7/03
2013
High voltage insulators from broken electric poles lie on the ground as electrical technicians from Tucson Electric Power remove parts from the broken poles on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 18, 2012. The broken lines were removed from the base two to three days after the monsoon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) Tips for the upcoming monsoon season
With the monsoon season fast approaching, members of the D-M community should be prepared for the rough weather.A monsoon consists of hard rain with hail, severe lightning, strong winds, and flashfloods. Tucson is expected to experience monsoons from June to September. "One of the main dangers of a monsoon is a flashflood which can pose several
0 7/02
2013
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