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Default Air Force Logo Hispanic Military history
Gen. Richard E. Cavazos: Born Jan. 31, 1929, in Kingsville, Texas, Richard E. Cavazos would become the Army's first Hispanic four-star general. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Texas Technological University and was commissioned a second lieutenant June 15, 1951, through the Reserve Officers Training Course. He was a
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Default Air Force Logo City-wide emergency medical exercise starts on flight line
Several local medical agencies combined to conduct a National Disaster Medical System joint exercise Sept. 17, beginning with a simulated C-130 landing and patient offload on the flight line here.The exercise, which was a function of the National Disaster Medical System, included participants from the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Pima
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Default Air Force Logo Keep your Eagle Eyes open
Eagle Eyes is an Air Force-wide program created by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and designed to prevent terrorism by recognizing and reporting pre-attack activities. The Eagle Eyes program is like a global "neighborhood watch." Law enforcement officials rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community to observe and report
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Col. Kent Laughbaum, 355th Fighter Wing commander, talks to a group of Honorary Commanders about an A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Noah Johnson) Honorary Squadron Commanders get sneak peek at base
More than 20 Honorary Squadron Commanders and some of their spouses got a sneak peek at the base here Sep. 7 during a guided community-relations tour. The HSC program connects local community leaders with D-M squadrons and their military commanders, preferably aligning the individual's interest with the squadron's mission. The honorary commanders
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Default Air Force Logo Thinking Green: Corps incorporates conservation into new construction on DM
Beginning with the design and continuing through the finished product, the Army Corps of Engineers incorporated "thinking green" into the new 49,000 square-foot structure near completion on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. Constructed by Au Authum Ki, Inc. of Glendale, Ariz., this almost $8.2 million operations building will be the
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Default Air Force Logo Base to simultaneously celebrate Air Force, D-M birthdays
In conjunction with the Air Force's 60th anniversary "Heritage to Horizons" celebration this year, the base is scheduled to host its own birthday bash Sep. 14 to commemorate its 80-year presence in Tucson. "It's going to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of Davis-Monthan," said Col. Kent Laughbaum, 355th Fighter Wing commander. The
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Comedian Bernie McGrenahan performs at the base theater Aug. 27. McGrenahan came to D-M as part of his national "Happy Hour" tour, and his hour-long performance featured both stand-up comedy and an inspirational message about alcohol awareness. His visit was sponsored by the base Culture of Responsible Choices Committee in their effort to promote responsible decision-making in young Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alesia Goosic) Straight-talking comic entertains, educates Airmen on alcohol abuse
For about 30 minutes, Bernie McGrenahan's jokes filled the base theater with the raucous laughter of hundreds of young Airmen. They didn't know what was coming next. The comedian spent the next 30 minutes telling the audience his sobering real-life tale of alcohol abuse, incarceration and death. The laughter subsided, and rapt attention took its
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Default Air Force Logo The IDRC: Improving how we deploy
The Installation Deployment Readiness Cell is the latest version of the deployment machine. It aims to increase the efficiency of deployments by collocating several functions and establishing direct lines of communication between all others. The intention is to create a "one-stop shop" aligned under the LRS commander and tactically led by the
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Default Air Force Logo Protection benefits improve for property shipments
Beginning this fall, servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians will be eligible for Full Replacement Value protection on most DOD-funded personal property shipments. This new coverage will apply to personal property shipments with a pickup date on or after: · 1 October 2007 for International shipments (to or from outside the continental
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Brig. Gen. Robert Bartlett, mobilization assistant to the 12th Air Force commander, looks on as the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base honor guard presents the American flag during a ceremony Aug. 20 at Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard. The flag ceremony was one of several events held in celebration of Tucson's 232nd birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alesia D. Goosic)
D-M Airman help celebrate Tucson's 232nd birthday
Airmen from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base honor guard presented the American flag during a ceremony at Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard Aug. 20 in celebration of Tucson's 232nd birthday. The city of Tucson celebrates its birthday each year with a variety of festivities held throughout the month of August. This year's festivities include
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