Air Force

January 4, 2019

Year in Review: September 2018

A-10 Pilot reaches 5000 flight hours milestone

Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate

A-10 Pilot reaches 5,000 flight hours milestone

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robin Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, poses with the 5,000 flight hours milestone patch in front of an A-10 Sept. 21, 2018, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Sandifer reached this milestone after flying the A-10 for the last 29 years.

NATO E-3A to retire at 309 AMARG

Senior Airman Mya Crosby

NATO E-3A retires at 309 AMARG

A NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force E-3A taxis down the flightline Sept. 11, 2018, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. This AWACS aircraft is the third to retire from the NATO AEW&C Force at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group. Its mission was to perform all surveillance and battle management tasks ordered by the NATO AEW&C Force Commander on behalf of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

355th MDOS hosts first annual Suicide Prevention Week

Airman Frankie Moore

355th MDOS hosts first annual Suicide Prevention Week

Desert Lightning Team members run Sept. 14, 2018, during a wingman run/walk in support of the 355th Medical Operations Squadron’s first annual Suicide Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 355th MDOS used the wingman walk/run to link physical wellbeing with strong mental health and resiliency.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Classs Kristine Legate

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