Events

April 12, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 D-M Airshow

On behalf of the men and women of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, welcome to this year’s “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” Open House. We are honored to have you here as our guests. Our goal is to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible. This year’s show will prove to be an exciting event for the whole family.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating 100 Years of Statehood,” signifies the long-standing history and mutual support we share with the state of Arizona. Our mission is to supply attack airpower, provide expeditionary combat support, and highly-trained medical forces for worldwide deployment to combatant commanders. We train and equip highly-skilled A-10C pilots to meet the Combat Air Forces, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve requirements. Davis-Monthan also provides support to 12th Air Force operations, an Air National Guard aerospace control alert mission, four combat operations groups, and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group.

Our open house team has put together an impressive array of displays highlighting our nation’s combat capability. You will witness the unparalleled teamwork of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they demonstrate aerobatic capability of the F-16. The United States Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Jump Team is also among our many performers. Our own A-10s, HH-60s and C-130s will demonstrate their unique capabilities with a Combat Search and Rescue demonstration. These are just a few of the outstanding acts you will see during your visit.

At any given time, the Desert Lightning Team has approximately 1,000 men and women deployed to 30 different locations throughout the world. As you look around the airfield today, you will see your nation’s finest working the open house. I encourage you to approach the uniformed service members and learn more about them and what they do. You are sure to find individuals who recently deployed in support of combat operations right here from our base. Each of them has a story to tell and pride in serving their country.

Again, welcome to “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” Open House and to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. We hope you enjoy your weekend with us as we display your nation’s combat air power. Thank you for your continued support of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and of our great Airmen.




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


 
 

 

Local Briefs July 25, 2014

355th FW to hold active shooter training exercise July 29, 7 p.m. The 355th Fighter Wing will be conducting an active shooter trainingexercise starting at approximately 7 p.m. local, Tuesday, July 29. Multiple facilities and locations on base will be affected, but the overall impact to normal operations will be minimal for those who are...
 
 
Recycling_pict

Tucson Clean & Beautiful to host Electronics Recycling Collection event

Don’t know what to do with your outdated computer or other electronics sitting in storage? Want to recycle it properly and safely? Have boxes of confidential documents that you want to destroy? Tucson Clean & Beautiful is...
 
 

Local Briefs July 18, 2014

355th FW to hold active shooter training exercise July 29, 7 p.m. The 355th Fighter Wing will be conducting an active shooter training exercise starting at approximately 7 p.m. local, Tuesday, July 29. Multiple facilities and locations on base will be affected, but the overall impact to normal operations will be minimal for those who...
 

 

A-10s take Hawgsmoke to new heights

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sivan Veazie) U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies during the 2014 Hawgsmoke Competition at Barry M. Goldwater Range Two. This year’s Hawgsmoke competition focused on forward firing. The participants competed in high, medium, and low-angle strafes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sivan Veazie)...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sivan Veazie)

A-10 pilots ‘Hawg’ the range

The 355th Fighter Wing hosted 14 A-10 teams from around the world for Hawgsmoke, July 9-12. Hawgsmoke is a biennial worldwide A-10 bombing, missile and tactical gunnery competition, which was derived from the discontinued “Gu...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sivan Veazie)

Davis-Monthan hosts Hawgsmoke 2014

The 355th Fighter Wing will host 14 A-10 teams from around the world for the 8th biannual bombing, missile, and tactical gunnery competition known as Hawgsmoke July 9-12. The competition focuses on A-10 tactics such as moving t...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin