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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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355th CES conducts live fire training

Posted October 23, 2017 by

Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore A U.S. Air Force firefighter from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron puts out a fire in a burn room during fire training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2017. In addition to protecting installation assets, Air Force firefighters collaborate with and host…

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Hello Air Education and Training Command,

Posted February 2, 2018 by

I invite you to watch the newest video on my intent for AETC. The topic is the big picture, and how we all fit into it. I truly believe that one of our greatest attributes as Airmen is that we are thinkers. We want to know ‘why.’ Once you have watched the video, I invite…

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355th Force Support Squadron hosts 2018 5k Color Run

Posted June 11, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Desert Lightning Team members begin their run during the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run at D-M Air Force Base, Ariz., June 8, 2018. 40 volunteers threw over 200 bags of colored chalk at DLT members that participated in the Color Run. This…

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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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Free tax return preparation available for D-M community

Posted January 28, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The Davis-Monthan AFB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Office is gearing up for the next tax season.  DMAFB VITA volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare a variety of returns for our military community.  This is a free service for any Active Duty, dependents (with military ID), National…

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Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona draws thousands

Posted April 1, 2016 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey) Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in tandem during a demonstration at the Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 12, 2016. The Desert Lightning Team demonstration included A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130J Combat King.

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Mastering the jump

Posted July 5, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — In order to run a combat free fall jump and deploy Airmen safely from an aircraft at high altitudes, there has to be someone specially trained to direct the operation. They must be highly proficient in every component of the jump process, from ensuring equipment is donned properly, to coordinating…

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