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  • Chief Brown to be Eielson’s new command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Brown, 355th Maintenance Group superintendent, has served his country in the U.S. Air Force for more than 26 years. On July 11 , he will take a new step in his career and become the command chief of Eielson AFB, AK. Recently, he sat down to reflect on his experiences and his hopes for his future assignment.In October 1986,
  • CINC award money set to improve D-M’s quality of life

    On March 26, the Air Force announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award, claiming the title of the number one base in the Air Force. Along with the title came a $1 million cash prize and the likely question: what are we going to spend it on?Airmen and organizations from D-M
  • Inn on D-M voted ACC’s best lodging operation

    The Inn on D-M has done it again. They have been voted Air Combat Command's Best Lodging Operation seven out of the past nine years, and will be competing for back-to-back wins as the 2012 Air Force Innkeeper of the Year Award, large-base category. Davis-Monthan Lodging's training program is the number one key to the Air Force Inn operation's
  • Former DLT member tours with Tops in Blue

    The Air Force's premiere entertainment group, Tops in Blue, visited Tucson as part of their world-wide tour. The show features about 18 vocalists, one of which is a former member of the Desert Lightning Team.Senior Airman Joleen Dedmon's Air Force career has been a many-faceted line of business. She began her journey as an active-duty vehicle
  • D-M dorm cleanliness goes viral

    The D-M Airmen Dormitory Leaders recently decided to revamp their dorm room inspection checklist, and go in a whole new direction, by throwing out the typed papers and bringing in the video camera.The new checklist is a six-minute, instructional video, entitled "Dorm Room Cleanliness Davis-Monthan AFB", which gives the basics of cleaning a dorm
  • SFS Airman receives commissioning opportunity

    For some Airmen, an enlisted military career full of stripes is just the beginning. Some wish to trade them in for bars. An Airman at the 355th Security Forces Squadron had that desire and was recently accepted into the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. "My goal in the Air Force has always been to fly," said Airman 1st Class Matthew Kenny,
  • Airmen, family members put the pedal to the metal

    Members from D-M and their families gathered at the Southwestern International Raceway to find out who would be bringing home the trophy at a drag racing tournament May 30."Two years ago, when Col. Cherrey, 355th Fighter Wing commander, first arrived at D-M, we did an event like this with the commanders, against the chiefs, against the first
  • Command Chief impacts more than just DLT

    Chief Master Sergeant Vincent Howard, 355th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, was honored as one of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in Southern Arizona at a ceremony held at the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino in Tucson May 26. The event was hosted by the Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce and recognized African
  • D-M Pest Management

    The local area has various creatures indigenous to the desert climate and many of them can deliver a nasty sting or bite. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management Office is D-M's first line of defense against these hazards.The PMO deals with all sorts of pests, from insect, to amphibian to mammal."Different places on base have different
  • Stay hydrated, stay healthy

    Do you have dry skin, headaches, dry mouth and fatigue? If so, congratulations, you may be dehydrated.As the weather in Tucson is hitting the triple digits, it's becoming more imperative to drink water and stay hydrated. No one wants to be the person who passes out in a pool of their own sweat, only to wake up in the medical center with bags of
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