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  • Retirees advance AF family at D-M

    The Retired Activities Office was established to serve military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers, and to support, advance and unify retired and active duty military families. The RAO’s services range from retiree orientations, military widow and widower services, to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The office also offers assistance with military entitlements, former spouse benefits and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide

    From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
  • Worth the weight

    With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity. Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin finds her escape from everyday life within her workouts. Starting with a scarce amount of fitness knowledge, she began transforming herself from an average Airman to a fitness guru.
  • Airman cleared to land AF-level award

    Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective. Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, recently received the 2015 AF Air Traffic Controller of the Year award.
  • 79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3

    For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red Flag 16-3 so they can uphold that creed.
  • Airman finds his voice in a virtual world

    There is a social stigma attached to video games and the people who play them. When picturing a gamer; a well-lit room, socialization, and a strong sense of community, generally doesn’t come to mind.U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb, isn’t your typical gamer. His dorm room is set up as a small studio, complete with a green screen,
  • Lieutenant in training

    Coming from Puerto Rico, Jean-Paul Arnaud vied his way through school, picking up English as a second language and struggling to create his own path to success leading him to enlist in the U.S. Air Force.His life has been a growing adventure from leaving Puerto Rico adapting to a new culture to becoming a broadcaster for the U.S. Air Force, with
  • Climbing to the top with Chief ingredients

    Achieving the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force wasn’t initially a goal for a few of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s new chief master sergeants. Life changes and years of trial and error are a couple of the ingredients that shaped their paths to the highest enlisted grade of E-9. “Making Chief was not a goal of mine, I came from a
  • Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt

    In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is commonly understood a unique bond exists between an Airman and his aircraft.Since the days shortly after World War II, this particular piece of land, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, has been the final resting place for tens of thousands
  • Security Forces on two wheels

    The patrolmen, dressed in navy cargo shorts and blue polo shirts with “Police” printed on the back, slow their bikes down as they arrive in front of the crowded entrance of the Exchange. They secure their bikes and remove their helmets as they prepare to patrol the area when they’re stopped twice by pedestrians before they make it inside of the