B-52H, 61-007, 'Ghost Rider' departs Tinker AFB, Okla.
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Rider in the sky …

Posted December 2, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Hybers A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” heads home Sept. 27 to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where it will rejoin the B-52H fleet. After undergoing a nine-month overhaul and upgrade by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the B-52H left Tinker AFB. The historic aircraft…

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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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In briefs

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Blue Angels to perform at 2018 Open House The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be the main aerial demonstration March 17 and 18, 2018, for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Open House. For more information on the Blue Angels, go to www.blueangels.navy.mil. For more information, call the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 520-228-3407 or…

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Raytheon, Rheinmetall join forces for U.S. Army’s Next-Gen Combat Vehicle competition

Posted October 8, 2018 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have joined forces to meet the U.S. Army’s requirement for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle-Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program. The global industry team will offer the new Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle paired with Raytheon weapons, sensors and system integration expertise to provide the Army with an advanced, modular, survivable and…

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Entitlement Fraud

Posted July 7, 2016 by Special Agent Rob Fields

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Allegations of pay and allowance fraud here are always a serious concern. Throughout our Air Force, recent allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the US government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage and potential recoveries. Given the…

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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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Heritage flight training, certification course 2018

Posted March 5, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Spectators watch as aircraft from the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course perform aerial maneuvers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows….

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Former 12th Air Force/CCC Article 32 hearing scheduled

Posted May 23, 2017 by

JOINT BASE LANGLEY EUSTIS, Va. — An Article 32 hearing has been scheduled for Chief Master Sgt. Jose A. Barraza, previously assigned as the 12th Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant, on May 23, 2017, at Davis Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., as the result of charges stemming from an investigation conducted by the Air…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer
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DLA saves money, resources

Posted August 20, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Whether it’s thousands of pounds of spent ammunition, unused office equipment or retired aircraft, DLA Disposition Services is there to help. By ensuring equipment is reused, resold or properly disposed of, DLA saves the Air Force time and money.

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41st Electronic Combat Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Conducts operations designed to degrade the transfer of information essential to command and control of enemy weapons systems and other resources. The squadron also conducts mission qualification training for EC-130H flight crews, mission crews and support personnel. Vision: Provides war-fighting commanders with combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft and aircrews trained to execute electronic attack…

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