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  • Maintainers that give a "hoot!"

    The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, more commonly referred to as "The Boneyard", has a lengthy history here in Tucson, Ariz. Since 1946, the facility has performed aircraft storage, parts support and regeneration in support of the warfighter. The nearly 600 employees at AMARG do some pretty remarkable things, but one thing most
  • A fini flight for the history books

    Capt Kelly Nettleblad, Capt Rachael Winiecki, and 1st Lt Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 pilots, along with 1st Lt Katherine Conrad, 107th FS Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan A-10 pilot, participated in Capt Nettleblad's "Fini flight" from Davis Monthan AFB, May 5, 2014. This flight, not only gave Nettleblad a final chance to
  • DLT dependent "Battles On" to BCU football after season ending injury

    After a knee injury sidelined a Desert Lighting Team dependent half way through his high school senior year football season, hope of playing football at the next level seemed lost.Tyler Wright, Cienega High School Bobcats defensive tackle, sustained a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the sixth game of his senior
  • Being blessed by benevolence

    Jeannette Mare, founder and executive director of Ben's Bells Project, flew in a Hometown Hero flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, April 11.After 11 years of service, Mare was awarded the Hometown Hero Award for the resilience she displayed following a personal tragedy."I was completely shocked, because it is
  • USMES provides a starting line for beginning athletes

    Every work area has at least one. One person who brings their lunch to work neatly packed into plastic containers. The same person changes into their fitness apparel at work before they leave for the gym. You may ask yourself "How does someone achieve that level of dedication toward being physically fit?" It starts with just one step toward a
  • D-M first sergeants stand for Airmen

    Things are not always as they appear, especially when it comes to D-M's "diamond wearers". In the U.S. Air Force, first sergeant is not a rank, but a special duty held by a senior enlisted member who reports directly to the unit commander. This billet is held by individuals of pay grades E-7 through E-9 and is denoted on the rank insignia by a
  • Into the wild blue yonder

    The Military Personnel Exchange Program allowed a Sailor to switch places with an Airman, giving the Sailor a chance to experience the Air Force.Navy Lieutenant Commander Eric Anderson, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, transferred from the Electronic Attack Wing Pacific at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. for a three
  • D-M Airman is top dog

    Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, has accomplished a lot in the past couple months. She has had a permanent change of station to D-M from F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, and graduated from Airman Leadership School, but perhaps the most satisfying accomplishment was graduating at the top of her
  • A-10 Thunderbolt training mission photos

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit
  • April: National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

    It's been 40 years since former President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.Child abuse is still a major concern and, each year, the month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together and learning to
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