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Local Briefs 06/19/2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Deadlift Competition                                                 June 19, 3 p.m. – Haeffner A deadlift competition will be held at the Haeffner on Friday, June 19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.. Register at the Benko by June…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)
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D-M A-10’s train at RAF Lakenheath

Posted March 27, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — A Theater Security Package comprised of A-10C Thunderbolts and Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived at the Liberty Wing March 13 to train with NATO allies in new environments and cultures. “Working with our NATO allies helps strengthen the bonds between us, and demonstrates the…

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Retired military, current and retired federal civil service eligible to live on base

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Soaring Heights Communities, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, has opened select homes giving retired military, federal civil service employees, retired federal civil service and their families the opportunity to experience the comfort, convenience and peace-of-mind that comes with living on base. Soaring Heights’ residents enjoy two, three and four bedroom homes, a pet-friendly community,…

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History of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted March 4, 2016 by

On July 1, 1971 the Air Force reactivated the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Davis-Monthan with the Vought A-7D Corsair II as the primary weapon system. In early 1975 the 355 TFW prepared for conversion to the nameless Fairchild Republic A-10 (it would be nearly three years before the name Thunderbolt II was officially…

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Soaring Heights celebrates Earth Day

Posted April 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities, a privatized Lend Lease housing community at D-M AFB, teamed up with a local landscaping company and local residents to celebrate Earth Day, April 21. More than 70 people attended the event to take part in planting an Ash tree as well as learn about the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour)
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Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Posted November 2, 2015 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “Boneyard” held the third annual Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk today. The courses navigated through hundreds of historic military aircraft stored and maintained by the 309th AMARG. The more than 2,600 acre facility provides depot-level maintenance, aircraft regeneration, storage and preservation, aircraft parts…

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48th RQS trains for the real deal

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

While many Airmen from D-M were finishing up their day, some Pararescuemen were beginning theirs, on the evening of April 14. The 48th Rescue Squadron conducted a pre-deployment training exercise to teach, train and test Airmen on mass casualty treatment, evacuation, extrication, confined space and collapsed structure rescue. “This mass casualty (exercise) was different simply…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Heritage Flight 2015

Posted March 6, 2015 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Air Combat Command held the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Feb. 27 – March 1. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. Established in 1997, the HFTCC…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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Cactus Flag

Posted January 18, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing held the first large force employment and expeditionary exercise this year from Jan. 11-15 known as Cactus Flag. Cactus Flag brought a unique spin to the usual exercise routine. The exercise tested the 355th Fighter Wing on a broad scope of expeditionary skills across all units. Normally an…

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(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira)
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162nd Wing members commit to service of state and country

Posted March 14, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — New Airmen embarking on the journey of becoming members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing and members renewing their commitment to service recited the oath of enlistment at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” March 12. In front of hundreds of D-M open house air show guests 18…

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