Events

December 8, 2017
 

2018 Thunder and Lightning Open House rescheduled for 2019

The 2018 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Open House slated for March 17-18 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has been rescheduled to March 23-24, 2019. 

The air show was moved to better accommodate performer requirements and give Arizona the chance to host an airshow annually by establishing alternating years for Luke Air Force Base and D-M open houses.

Currently, D-M and Luke AFB have air shows just one week apart every other year.  Off-setting airshows will enable more Arizonans to enjoy both airshows while giving vendors the opportunity to patronize both events. 

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2019 D-M airshow. The Thunderbirds are the United States Air Force’s premiere aerial demonstration team. A Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlight the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.




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Airmen gun for a 72 hour turnaround

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class James Oldham, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament team member, performs maintenance on safety wires of a GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm cannon from an A-...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Davis-Monthan under CINC inspection

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Maj. Gen. Timothy Green and Col. Matthew Brooks, Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence selection board members, speak to Airmen from the 355th Civil Enginee...
 
 
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Firefighters hone aircraft rescue skills

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron walk away from a controlled fire at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2018. The controlled...