New D-M Airmen going to class - Tucson News Now

New D-M Airmen going to class

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Debunking the Tire Myth

    Debunking the Tire Myth

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:23:04 GMT
    It's a beautiful afternoon, and you're outside in the park. Then, a powerful thunderstorm moves in within minutes. There are no nearby structures or buildings for shelter, but your car is nearby so you make a run for it. After all, the tires will protect you from lightning strikes, right?Wrong.It's an idea that was first thought of in the late 1800s, on bicycles. A rubber tire is an insulator, so it is very difficult for it to conduct electricity. The same with rubber-soled shoes. The problem...
    It's a beautiful afternoon, and you're outside in the park. Then, a powerful thunderstorm moves in within minutes. There are no nearby structures or buildings for shelter, but your car is nearby so you make a run for it. After all, the tires will protect you from lightning strikes, right?Wrong.It's an idea that was first thought of in the late 1800s, on bicycles. A rubber tire is an insulator, so it is very difficult for it to conduct electricity. The same with rubber-soled shoes. The problem...
  • Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public

    Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
    The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.
    The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.

  • Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game

    Hundreds of teens have died playing this old but popular game

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:53:25 GMT
    A troubling and alarming old game has resurfaced on social media. Teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly.
    A troubling and alarming old game has resurfaced on social media. Teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The new airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base have finished basic training and tech school, but there is still a number of things they will learn on base.  Some of those lessons will come from the First Term Airmen Class.

It is a class that each airmen takes before they begin work at their assigned base. It used to be ten days long, now it's just five.  Each day the airmen are given lots of information.

This week's class has 20 airmen. So far this year, D-M has had over 500 airmen take the class.

Today's session was all about money. Several teachers came in to talk to the group and give them information - from understanding their pay stubs to learning how to budget money, with another portion on buying cars. 

Many of these airmen are beginning their career, the oldest attendee was 28 and the youngest 18. Groups like the Better Business Bureau have teamed up with the Air Force to teach these classes.

"It has historically been a big problem, a lot of unscrupulous car dealerships will move near bases and saddle new recruits with really raw deals, we have seen 25 & 30 percent interest rates," said Nick LaFleur from the BBB.

The BBB is hoping to give advice to the young airmen before they get themselves into trouble.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow