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D-M’s 2015 Economic Impact is released

Posted April 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Desert Lightning Team and military retirees contributed $1.5 billion to the Tucson community last fiscal year, according to the D-M AFB FY 2015 Economic Impact Analysis, released April 22. This annual report captures the base’s employment; annual payroll, expenditures and estimated financial impacts; indirect and direct jobs created;…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby
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AF readiness for global combat power

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct Airmen and cargo from Davis-Monthan. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe. “We may be small, but we have…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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D-M’s “Desert Boneyard” 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk

Posted October 27, 2015 by emmauribe

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – D-M is holding a 10k and 5k run/walk through the Boneyard on October 31 at 9 a.m. This run is open to the public and allows participants to take a 10k or 5k run through the world-famous AMARG, or “Boneyard.”  Spectators are welcome and can pay a separate registration…

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D-M A-10s, Airmen complete training in Slovakia as part of TSP

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls 

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls) A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fills out paper work during a theater security package deployment at Sliac Air Base, Slovakia, May 22. More than 40 Airmen from the 354th EFS deployed to Slovakia to participate in a theater security…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Safeguarding ground troops from above

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez 

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Roaring his way down the runway in a 43 thousand pound machine, Maj. Vincent Sherer pilots an A-10 Thunderbolt II into the skies of Afghanistan to provide overwatch and close air support for ground forces operating throughout the country. Sherer, a pilot with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
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Get home safe with AADD

Posted January 11, 2016 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — It’s been an evening of midwinter merriment at one of the local establishments. The bartender shouts “last call” and everyone clamors to the bar to grab one last drink or pay their tab for the evening. Among the crowd is a group of Airmen who have just realized that their designated…

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ACC Command Chief visits with D-M Airmen
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COMACC visits D-M

Posted March 8, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Steve McDonald, Air Combat Command command chief, speaks to Desert Lightning Team Airmen during breakfast at the Desert Inn Dining facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2016. McDonald is the enlisted advisor to the commander and staff for the enlisted force stationed at 34 wings, 19…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sarah Ruckreigle)
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D-M Airmen face unique threats during Critical Days

Posted June 3, 2016 by Senior Airman Camilla A Griffin

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — The Air Force designated May 25 through Sept. 4 of every year as the Critical Days of Summer. The Air Force-wide campaign dedicated to ensuring Airmen have an injury-free summer has run annually since the early 1980s, and was developed to counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps…

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Key Spouse Program: Supporting the families and Airmen of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern)

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

DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — It is in the nature of military service that at some point you will be separated from the ones who love you.  Often times a permanent change of station forces spouses and significant others to be geographically separated from their family members and friends.  With limited contacts and a new home what are…

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D-M Airmen freefall into the blue
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D-M Airmen freefall into the blue

Posted April 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — You’re standing in an open door of an aircraft soaring 12,000 feet above the ground. You have put your full trust into the person strapped to your back, who you’ve known for less than two hours, to bring you back down to Earth safe and sound. The count begins. “Out…in…out.” The floor of the…

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