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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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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.

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357th Fighter Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Train pilots to plan, coordinate, execute and control day and night close-air support, battlefield surveillance, and reconnaissance in support of friendly ground forces. Vision: Through disciplined and efficient instruction, build aggressive, quick thinking, combat-ready attack pilots with solid foundational mindsets and a technically accurate understanding of the A-10 and its tactical employment. Description: The…

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D-M EOD engages in joint-training exercise

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Personnel from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight participated in the 2017 Raven's Challenge XI Interoperability Exercise at Pinal Airpark in Marana, Ariz., March 19-24.

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309th AMARG delivers 23 F/A-18C Hornets ahead of schedule

Posted August 18, 2017 by Teresa Pittman and Rob Raine

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Mechanics with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group work to remove a stabilator from an F/A-18C Hornet at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., on June 6, 2016, in preparation for the aircraft to be transported to a Boeing maintenance facility at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Fla. Tucson’s 309th Aerospace…

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