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55th Mission Update

Posted December 2, 2016 by

55th Rescue Squadron Mission: Rapidly deploy highly survivable Combat Search and Rescue forces to theater commanders. Employs HH-60G and pararescue forces in hostile threat environments during the day or night, and in marginal weather conditions. Conducts military operations other than war including disaster relief, counter drug operations and non-combatant or medical evacuation. Provides close-air support…

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309th AMARG sends off final regenerated C-27J

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore A C-27J Spartan prepares to depart from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2017. This aircraft was the last of 13 C-27Js which were regenerated from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at D-M and given to the U.S. Coast Guard.   Air…

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First sergeants give back to D-M community

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebaration

Posted October 7, 2016 by Story by Jennifer Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – September is Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Irwin and over 150 Soldiers and family members attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center, Wed. The guest speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric J. Vidal, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR Command Sergeant Major, shared his experiences of growing up in…

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The 55th HMU: Ready to repair at a moment’s notice

Posted September 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

High above the desert mountains, an HH-60G Pave Hawk glided through the evening air.

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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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Fallen Iraqi fighter pilot: never forgotten

Posted October 4, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Iraqi Air Force members joined the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing to bid a final farewell to Iraqi pilot Maj. Noor Falih Hezam Al Khazaali during a memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2017.

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First quarter load crew competition

Posted April 26, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Airmen, assigned to the 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load a Guided Bomb Unit-38 onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 21, 2017. The quarterly events allow Airmen to exhibit their teamwork on…

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Sites of African American Memories

Posted February 5, 2016 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Bradford C. Bowen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, once said, “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”  The ASALH selected the theme, Hallowed Grounds:…

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Angel Thunder 2015 wraps up

Posted June 12, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) The blades of German Air Force CH-53GS begin to spin before being boarded by German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 7. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise. D-M hosted 11 partner nations…

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