U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
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Food for thought

Posted July 21, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

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Airman participates in EOD immersion

Posted July 14, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Leaving a career field can be a scary proposition for an Airman who has been performing and learning the ins and outs of their job for the better part of a decade. The new career they choose may or may not be a good fit. Despite that, Staff Sgt. Michael…

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Entitlement Fraud

Posted July 7, 2016 by Special Agent Rob Fields

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Allegations of pay and allowance fraud here are always a serious concern. Throughout our Air Force, recent allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the US government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage and potential recoveries. Given the…

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Mastering the jump

Posted July 5, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — In order to run a combat free fall jump and deploy Airmen safely from an aircraft at high altitudes, there has to be someone specially trained to direct the operation. They must be highly proficient in every component of the jump process, from ensuring equipment is donned properly, to coordinating…

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Do your part and send your vote home!

Posted June 30, 2016 by By Installation Voting Assistance Office

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The ability to cast your vote and elect officials is a fundamental right that all U.S. service members defend on a daily basis. For many military members and their families, driving to a voting center and casting a ballot on Election Day is not possible. With the U.S. Presidential…

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Preparing the thunder

Posted June 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A new detachment here will aim to boost personnel recovery readiness across the military. Detachment 1 of the 414th Combat Training Squadron, out of Nellis AFB, Nevada, was activated today. The new detachment’s mission is to increase readiness by conducting exercises meant to train personnel recovery forces. Using an…

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LGBT Pride Month

Posted June 9, 2016 by Equal Opportunity Office

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths.  During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity. The dedication and contributions of our Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual service members and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender civilians have had…

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355th FW awarded first ever Outstanding IG rating

Posted June 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Air Combat Command Inspector General team gave the 355th Fighter Wing an Outstanding rating during a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone, April 25-29. This is the first time a unit in the Air Force has received an outstanding rating since the new grading scale was put into motion April…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)
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47th FS triumphs in second consecutive Hawgsmoke

Posted June 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 47th Fighter Squadron was announced the winner and top team overall of Hawgsmoke 2016 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 3. The remaining results of this year’s Hawgsmoke competition are listed below. 45 High Altitude Dive Bomb: 1. Capt. David Knighton 47th FS, D-M AFB 2. 1st Lt….

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D-M hosts another Hawgsmoke

Posted June 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted this year’s Hawgsmoke competition June 1-3. The biennial competition focused on tactics the aircraft can employ during combat operations. This year’s event concentrated on two major areas: the tactical massing of fires in minimum time in an opposed environment, and conventional weapons delivery. The…

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