Military Life

October 15, 2015
 

D-M’s deployers return home

Deployers_pict

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –  — The last 24 of 48 total rescue personnel deployed from the 79th Rescue Squadron at D-M returned home at 3:40 p.m., Oct. 14.

Airmen were greeted by family, friends and base leadership.  Photos are attached and a video link is included below.

A total of 1,200 Airmen from across D-M have been deployed around the world including the 79th Rescue Squadron, which deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the largest deployment at D-M since WWII. Normally, the base has approximately 500 Airmen deployed at any time throughout the year; since early this year D-M has had more than double that amount deployed at one time.

“We were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, providing 24-hour personnel recovery, seven days a week, in the Middle East assigned to the Personnel Recovery Task Force.  This included Guardian Angel Teams with the HH-60 and we provided the HC-130 support,” said Lt Col Jim Brunner, 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Commander.

These deployments highlight the importance of Davis-Monthan and its units to America’s national security.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
nellis-adversity

Perseverance in face of adversity

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Senior Airman Lin Evenson, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron ophthalmic technician, poses for a photo in her office on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Evenson joined the Air F...
 
 
luke-refugee

Refugee to Airman

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Tech. Sgt. Odette Youkhanna Esho, 56th Communications Squadron non-commissioned officer in charge of knowledge management, stands at rest for a portrait Sept. 9, 2018, at White T...
 
 
DM-animals5

Couple provides support for foster animals

Courtesy photograph Capt. Daniel Hale, 563rd Rescue Group officer in charge of plans and scheduling, and his wife Dr. Kristen Hale, veterinarian, pose in front of an HC-130J Combat King II with their rescue pets at Davis-Montha...