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2019 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Posted March 20, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Blake Gonzales

The 2019 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign began March 18 and runs through April 26. Air Force bases worldwide support the Air Force Assistance Fund, a campaign to support Air Force charities that benefit all members of the Air Force family. AFAF covers four charities: the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Curtis E….

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D-M Leaders

Posted March 15, 2019 by

355th Wing Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is one of the largest installations and flying operations in the U.S. Air Force, with 34 mission partners, more than 11,000 Airmen, 150 aircraft and $50 billion in assets. It is comprised of 20 squadrons, two of which are fighter squadrons. The 355th Wing provides A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft…

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Information assists air show attendees

Posted March 15, 2019 by

1. Craycroft and Swan gates will be used for all non-ID card holders and handicapable. • Both gates will open at 9 a.m. both days of the Air Show. • All non-ID card holders will be directed to general parking. Expect up to a half-mile walk to the show floor. • All handicapable will be…

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AIR SHOW FAQs

Posted March 15, 2019 by

From fast, formation military demonstrations, to gravity-defying aerobatic acts to rocket-propelled trucks, parachutists, and a host of on-the-ground displays and activities, a day at the air show is a fantastic and memorable experience, whether you’re an avid aviation fan or just love a great show. Tens of millions of spectators attend air shows every year,…

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Shockwave Jet Truck

Posted March 15, 2019 by

The world-famous Shockwave Jet Truck is one of three of the world’s fastest jet-powered trucks and will perform at the 2019 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show and Open house. Shockwave is a custom-built race truck equipped with three huge J34-48 Pratt & Whitney jet engines originally out of the U.S. Navy T2 Buckeye….

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Thunderbirds

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Mission Officially, the Thunderbirds are known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron’s mission is to plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Within this broad mission, the team has five primary objectives:…

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A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team

Posted March 15, 2019 by

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the Air Force’s premier close-air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground.  The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed at of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog.”…

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Wings of Blue

Posted March 15, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force Parachute Team The Wings of Blue has a reputation for producing exceptional officers and great leaders … not just exceptional skydivers. Since the team’s inception, the Wings of Blue has produced four team members who have become astronauts, ten team members who have become general officers, and countless other professional officers and…

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F-22 Raptor

Posted March 15, 2019 by

The F-22 Raptor defines air dominance. The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air, and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world. The F-22’s ability to collect and share tactical information with friendly assets enables U.S. and allied forces to…

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