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    Did you call the Enterprise Service Desk yesterday, but you're still on hold today?The Communications Squadron will be uploading the Virtual Enterprise Service Desk application to computers base wide. 1st Lt. Brooke Leigh, 355th CS operations flight commander held classes on Wednesday to explain the purpose of it.The vESD application is a help desk
  • D-M Airman receives early gift before the holidays

    What seemed to be a normal visit from base leadership to the Civil Engineer Squadron's Emergency Management building, quickly unveiled itself to be a career-changing day for a young staff sergeant.The 355th Fighter Wing commander and command chief stopped by under the cover of discussing the success of a recent exercise."I was under the impression
  • I am an IRONMAN

    On Nov. 16th, Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 355th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, tested his fitness limits and participated in IRONMAN Arizona.IRONMAN Arizona is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim around Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz., followed by a 112-mile bike ride which consists of a three loop course that heads out of Tempe
  • From deployment to the delivery room

    A Desert Lightning Team member returning home from a six-month deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan, made it back just in time to welcome his first born son.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Julius Stokes, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, walked down the stairs at Tucson International Airport expecting to see his wife welcoming him home from his
  • National Preparedness Month: Be Ready

    How would you react in an emergency situation? If you don't already have a plan, there will be plenty of resources available during National Preparedness Month.NPM, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is held annually the month of September.It promotes emergency preparedness
  • D-M Airmen respond first to desert wreck

    Three D-M Airmen were driving through the desert on their way to a popular hiking spot to enjoy a typical Sunday outdoors. Everything was going according to plan until they spotted a person on the right side of the road frantically trying to get their attention. As they approached the scene, everything came into focus. A trail of debris led to a
  • Office of Air and Marine

    D-M is home to the largest air operations program within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine.The Tucson Air Branch is one of 83 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is responsible for approximately 17 percent of the OAM's total flight hours.The OAM is the world's largest aviation and marine law enforcement
  • American Resilience - CMSAF#1 Paul W. Airey

    On his 28th combat mission, TSgt Paul Airey's airplane was shot down over Austria. After parachuting, he was immediately surrounded by enemy farmers and taken as a POW. He was initially imprisoned at Stalag 4 but was later force marched hundreds of miles to be imprisoned at Stalag 257, near Berlin. When Airey was released in May 1945, he weighed
  • "Solicit help; don't hide"

    Over the years, the term "Wingman" has evolved in the Air Force. The traditional military definition of a Wingman refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is always a lead aircraft and another which flies off the right wing of and behind the lead. This second pilot is called the Wingman because he or she primarily protects the lead by
  • American Resilience - The World Trade Center attacks

    The September 11 attacks were launched by Al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property damage. The damaged section of the Pentagon was rebuilt & occupied within a year. The temporary World Trade Center Port Authority
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