Airman First Class Mark Diamond, a native of Sandy, is editor of one of the top newspapers associatd with the Air Force, according to a nationwide competition.

Air Pulse, the newspaper at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., edited by Diamond, was selected as one of the service's best commercial enterprise newspapers. These are published by civilian firms, although the newspaper's articles, photography, layout and design are carried out by Air Force members.There are almost 100 such newspapers in the Air Force, according to the public affairs office for Offutt AFB. Air Pulse was selected as the best of these papers that averaged 24 pages or more.

"For the past year, Air Pulse writers have burned a lot of midnight oil to keep the presses running," said Diamond.

Air Pulse is destined next to compete at the Department of Defense level, for the Thomas Jefferson awards. The competition pits newspapers from the different services against each other.