January 6, 2017

A year in Photos — October 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
A special mission aviator assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron surveys the area around the aircraft before descending at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 55th RQS assisted pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron with alternate insertion/extraction training.

U.S. Air Force Airman Brittany Wade, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, loads an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the contest is to determine which team can most efficiently load munitions onto an A-10.

U.S. Air Force 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew Airmen use a breaker bar to loosen a gun mount bolt on an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2016. Certain bolts are pressure tightened to guarantee safety of equipment and can take four people to loosen them.

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D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Capt. Sky “Comet” Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2018. Lesh took h...

Estate claims notice

Staff Sgt. Shane M. Appleton of the 355th Operations Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., passed away Oct. 28, 2018. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Capt. Stewart Cornett, at 520-228-4407 or via email at
Air Force photograph by Capt. Mary Hook

Citizen-Warrior: Military, police work go hand-in-hand for Guard member

Air Force photograph by Capt. Mary Hook Air Force Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Acosta, a security forces specialist with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing and a Tucson Police Department police officer, reviews data on his...