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Thunderbolt bounces back after belly landingThunderbolt bounces back after belly landing

Posted December 11, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson

On the evening of Sept. 30, an A-10 stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was coming back to base for a routine landing after completing a standard sortie. Just when everything seemed to be going as planned, disaster struck! The main landing gear failed to extend, putting the pilot in a tough spot. During an…

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Davis-Monthan EOD detonates WW-II era mortar at Fort Huachuca

Posted December 11, 2014 by

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway on Fort Huachuca. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel…

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Vehicle Operations

Posted December 4, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Liszewski, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator and dispatcher, drives a government-owned vehicle through the wash rack at Davis-Monthan, Nov. 18. The high-pressure water from the wash clears the car of dust and dirt before detailing begins. Senior Airman Andrew Liszewski, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator and dispatcher,…

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D-M commander mixes it up with ‘The Morning Blend’

Posted November 26, 2014 by

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., talks with TV hosts, Tina Jennings and Maria Parmigiani, during a live recording of “The Morning Blend” at KGUN9 Studio, Tucson, Nov. 24. Meger went on the show to…

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Weather Airmen attend Army Weather Support Course

Posted November 26, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Horton, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence instructor and course writer, instructs Airmen on how to properly load a casualty into a Humvee during the Army Weather Support Course at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 19. During the course, all participants become certified combat life savers, in case they find themselves in…

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(U.S. Air National Guard photo taken by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)
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Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

Posted November 20, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Fort Huachuca, ARIZ. — The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, marking the Arizona Air National Guard’s first Predator flight on U.S. soil. The 214th Reconnaissance Group, aligned under the…

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From deployment to the delivery room

Posted November 20, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A Desert Lightning Team member returning home from a six-month deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan, made it back just in time to welcome his first born son. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Julius Stokes, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, walked down the stairs at Tucson International Airport expecting to see his wife welcoming him home from…

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Working around the clock: 612th SPTS

Posted November 13, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

On a day-to-day basis, members of Davis-Monthan AFB drive by what appears to be a normal building on the outside. Those who work in this building understand that the work conducted there is crucial in supporting of one the world’s largest ongoing tasks. The 612th Support Squadron’s primary mission is to support the United States…

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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron: Armament Flight

Posted November 13, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

Airmen 1st Class Nicholas Danley and Mason Roberts, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron weapons armament technicians, inspect a GAU-8/A Gatling gun to ensure the roll-pin is installed and the muzzle clamp bolt safety wire is intact at Davis-Monthan. The muzzle clamp retains all seven barrels of the gun to keep them secure and in place while…

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Back to basics with open ranks

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — Logistics is the business of being precise, as Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Ramirez can attest. So it only seemed appropriate that on Nov. 2, the 162nd Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) held the one event that reflects that kind of precision: an open ranks inspection. “As the new LRS superintendent, it’s my duty to always…

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