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D-M’s first cultural festival

Posted June 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

The Equal Opportunity office hosted D-M AFB’s first ever Cultural Awareness Festival Breaking Through Barriers: Past, Present and Future, May 20. The festival was held as an alternate to the Department of Defense supported observances by combining all observances into one event. Cultural and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote…

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309th AMARG transfers aircraft to PAF

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour A C-130T stages before executing a functional-check flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2016. The aircraft will be transferred to the 220th Airlift Wing to support personnel and supply movement as well as disaster relief efforts.   Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H….

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309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Aircraft preservation is its best-known mission element. In a typical year, AMARG performs reclamation of systems and parts to support customer requirements that average $500 million. Many of these systems are no longer in production, but are expected to remain in operational use until 2040 and beyond; thus, a ready supply of parts is…

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Command Post Controller Becomes ‘Good Samaritan’ During Tucson Car Accident

Posted February 8, 2017 by Carolyn Herrick

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Devin Smith. Many people would see a car accident and drive on by; but not Staff Sgt. Devin Smith, a Citizen Airman from Fort Worth, Texas, who apparently has a “knack” for being in the wrong place at the right time. Such was the case Jan. 19 when he was…

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Jamming the enemy with joint integration

Posted September 3, 2015 by Airman First Class Cheyenne Morigeau 

Davis-Monthan AFB – Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform.  Leaving the flight deck of the EA-6B Prowler behind for a few years, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, joins the Desert Lightning Team. Leach is part of a three-year…

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Crafting combat-ready smiles

Posted December 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The 355th Dental Squadron laboratory was rated top in production for Fiscal Year 2015 by Air Combat Command, keeping Desert Lightining Team members’ teeth in healthy condition. The 355th DS laboratory technicians worked behind the scenes to hand craft 791 special-order requests of dental prosthetic devices. Within the dental lab, there…

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Davis-Monthan AFB economic impact analysis

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Davis-Monthan AFB is home of the 355 FW and its nine major tenant units, to include 12th Air Force Headquarters (AFSOUTH). At any given time, Davis-Monthan AFB has anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 Airmen deployed around the world engaged in combat operations. Although these Airmen come from every state in the nation, they call Tucson…

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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen

Posted January 28, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Client Systems Technician and Executive Communications Support staff member, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 19, 2016. Allen was introduced to the military lifestyle at a very young age, with his father serving in the Navy.  But it…

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CAF Month Fitness Challenges

Posted April 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team Airmen participated in multiple fitness challenges to conclude D-M AFB’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Month, March 31. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal and fire emergency service flights hosted the Fire Department Fitness Challenge and the 355th Security Forces Squadron hosted the Defender Challenge. The…

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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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