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  • Families first: TMO prepares you for summertime

    Summertime moving is fun, exciting and yes, stressful. The move, the planning, and of course, the new duty station. The key to a successful move is to educate yourself about the process of moving your personal property. A successful move is the result of planning and hard work by you and the Traffic Management Office. Military and civilian members
  • Two volunteers, 45,000 hours of family services

    Two women who volunteer at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here have more than 80 years combined volunteer service and more than 45,000 combined volunteer hours. Anna Kitner, Air Combat Command's only volunteer Family Services Program director, has volunteered at Davis-Monthan since 1978, but has volunteered at various military bases for 35
  • AF-wide Palace HART program helps wounded warriors

    The Air Force is serious about taking care of its wounded Airmen. Whether in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, combat-related injuries and illnesses can have long-lasting effects on Airmen and their families - far beyond the battlefield. That's why Palace HART, or Helping Airmen Recover Together, was created. "The Air Force will provide the same
  • National Volunteer Week: celebrating those who 'inspire by example'

    Compassion, charity, champions, support, and pride - these are but a few of the characteristics defining volunteers. Our Desert Lightning Team is full of people with inspiring by example by doing extraordinary things to help others, while making a positive difference in our community. In 2006, D-M produced more than 1,000 volunteers providing more
  • Wallet uncovered after 35 years

    When Rick Atwood tore through the aging plaster in the Davis-Monthan lodging room during renovation, he didn't expect to find a pocketbook - and certainly not one from 1972. "I saw a few papers sticking out from a pile of debris and it was this wallet," said the renovation team member. He promptly turned the beige tri-fold ladies wallet to lodging
  • D-M major catches world frisbee title

    Walking through the halls of a squadron or standing in line at the Base Exchange, it's hard to imagine that the person passing you or standing behind you could be a world-class athlete, but at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, expect it. Maj. Ben Thielhorn, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern operations and planning training manager, along with his
  • Injured Airman finds support in Palace HART

    "To this day, I'm still the most severely injured service person to survive since Vietnam," he says with a smile on his face. Brian G. Kolfage, a personnel security clerk assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, was severely wounded while deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2004. At that time, Senior Airman Kolfage was on his second deployment of