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48th Rescue Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: To rapidly deploy Guardian Angel forces worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained personnel recovery experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel recovery operations across the spectrum of conflict. Vision: Develop and inspire highly qualified leaders able to effectively integrate Guardian Angel with joint, interagency and coalition…

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Second chance to fly: Pilot, cancer survivor reunite after 28 years

Posted February 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Marcus Foiles beamed with excitement as he piloted an A-10 in the skies over a virtual southern Arizona landscape.

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Honduran air force members glean valuable knowledge from NDI technicians

Posted September 3, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz.  — Five members from the Honduran air force teamed up with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron for a subject matter expert exchange from Aug. 16-22, 2015. The exchange focused primarily on a variety of nondestructive inspections lab processes. “The NDI lab helps to ensure the structural integrity…

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79th RQS and 923rd AMXS return from deployment

Posted December 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Chris Massey

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Airmen from the 79th Rescue Squadron and 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned home from deployment Dec. 7 and 10. The HC-130J Combat King II aircrews and maintainers were deployed for three months to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the first time in five years that all…

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D-M deploys 1,100 Airmen around the globe

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Approximately 1,100 Airmen have been tasked to deploy from D-M during the first three months of 2015, more than twice the normal amount. Typically, the base would have around 500 Airmen deployed at any given time which makes this deployment a significant increase. This deployment includes Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, 55th Electronic Combat…

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Free tax return preparation available for D-M community

Posted January 28, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The Davis-Monthan AFB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Office is gearing up for the next tax season.  DMAFB VITA volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare a variety of returns for our military community.  This is a free service for any Active Duty, dependents (with military ID), National…

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Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona draws thousands

Posted April 1, 2016 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey) Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in tandem during a demonstration at the Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 12, 2016. The Desert Lightning Team demonstration included A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130J Combat King.

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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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For retirees, by retirees

Posted November 15, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Navy retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Allen Estes, D-M’s Retiree Activities Office manager, and his wife Barbara Estes, D-M’s RAO editor and receptionist, pose for a portrait at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Nov. 9, 2016. Alan and Barbara volunteer their time to provide services and information…

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355th Mission Update

Posted December 2, 2016 by

355th Fighter Wing Mission: Deploy, employ, support and sustain attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice; train the finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces; provide every member of Team D-M with responsive, tailored, mission-focused base support. Vision: A premier fighter wing comprised of resilient Airmen,…

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