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Expeditionary kitchen training at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Thirty Airmen attended expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Desert Lightning City, Sept. 29-30. The Air Combat Command funded training was hosted by Babington Technology to educate Airmen from D-M, Luke AFB, Arizona, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, on handling equipment in a single pallet expeditionary kitchen. The Airmen learned…

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563rd Rescue Group Airmen homecoming

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) U.S. Air Force Capt. Ronald Maxfield, 79th Rescue Squadron combat systems officer, embraces his family on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 9. Two HC-130J Combat King IIs and 25 Airmen returned from a 4-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

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CFC kicks off at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Nearly 200 people attended a Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off Breakfast at the Mirage Club, Sept. 10, which was held to inform attendees of the fundraiser and provide motivation to give while encouraging others to do the same. The theme this year, “You can change a life,” equates with the fact that…

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Hispanic Heritage Month at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Desert Lightning Team Airmen are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, the yearly appreciation of the heritage and cultural diversity of Hispanic Americans, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. On the authority of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, the theme for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans:…

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New trainer provides huge benefits for Compass Call crews

Posted October 13, 2015 by 55th Wing Public Affairs 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — After nearly five years in the works, the 55th Electronic Combat Group’s EC-130 Compass Call flight deck simulator went fully operational in June. The new $35 million weapons system trainer allows 55th ECG aircrew and maintenance members to perform multiple types of annual training without ever prepping an aircraft for a…

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Air Force Ball: Davis-Monthan through time

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base held an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, Ariz., Sept. 12. The ball is an annual Air Force tradition to celebrate the heritage and history of the U.S. Air Force. More than 750 military members attended the ball wearing the Air Force mess dress…

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Fire Prevention Week 2015

Posted October 13, 2015 by Commentary by Raymond LeClair 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week, last month, a year ago? The 2015 Fire Prevention Week campaign will run from Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP: Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm!” It…

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D-M Chapel team furthers success in marriage retreats

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The D-M Chapel team received positive feedback from Desert Lightning Team members after another successful marriage retreat at the Loews Ventanta Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz., August 28-30. The “A Marriage Care Weekend at Loews Ventanta” retreat was originally offered to DLT members who deployed within six months or were scheduled to…

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Preparing for floods

Posted October 13, 2015 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class Alec Trusdell

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As monsoon season continues, and thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence, let’s think about all the hazards associated with the storms. There’s lightning, high winds and heavy rain. With heavy rainfall comes the possibility of flooding. How dangerous can a flood be? The answer is, extremely dangerous. In the past five…

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Back to basics

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — The smell of baking cheese, sizzling meats, and toasting bread waft into the air. In the oven, a pizza rests with its oils glistening in the kitchen lights, waiting to be devoured. While pizza may make mouths water uncontrollably and stomachs lurch with desire, it also may leave you craving…

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