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Team Davis-Monthan wins AFRC Recruiting award

Posted January 8, 2016 by From the 943rd Rescue Group

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “Team Davis-Monthan” won the Top Flight in Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service for FY 1015, having met 209 percent of their annual accessions goal. Additionally, Master Sgt. Adam Eldard, 943rd Rescue Group in-service recruiter, won Top Recruiter in the command for FY 2015, having met 235 percent of…

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Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government

Posted March 3, 2016 by Dawn W. Smith and Master Sgt. Bradford C. Bowen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme that highlights achievements by distinguished women. This year’s theme, Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government, highlights 16 women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government…

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D-M sets standard for deployed Airmen tracker

Posted May 23, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team members created an innovative tool, now Air Combat Command-wide, for leadership to track their Airmen downrange at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Two Airmen from the 355th Communications Squadron crafted an official tool, called the Blue Line Tracker, to create a more simple way of keeping…

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U.S., Afghan Air Force partner in first personnel recovery exercise

Posted September 23, 2016 by

The 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, TAAC-Air, Afghan Pilots and service members, took part in a multitude of different mission rehearsals, to include protecting isolated personnel from the air, A-29 striking targets on the ground, SERE tactics, combat search and rescue of isolated personnel, hoisting individuals, etc.

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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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D-M firefighters snuff golf course blaze

Posted July 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski Scorch marks litter the earth around a palm tree after it was struck by lightning the night before at the General William Blanchard Golf Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 16, 2017. The lightning struck the tree adjacent to the green area on the golf…

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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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