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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Posted January 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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D-M’s “Desert Boneyard” 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk

Posted October 27, 2015 by emmauribe

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – D-M is holding a 10k and 5k run/walk through the Boneyard on October 31 at 9 a.m. This run is open to the public and allows participants to take a 10k or 5k run through the world-famous AMARG, or “Boneyard.”  Spectators are welcome and can pay a separate registration…

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D-M A-10s, Airmen complete training in Slovakia as part of TSP

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls 

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls) A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fills out paper work during a theater security package deployment at Sliac Air Base, Slovakia, May 22. More than 40 Airmen from the 354th EFS deployed to Slovakia to participate in a theater security…

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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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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
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Get home safe with AADD

Posted January 11, 2016 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — It’s been an evening of midwinter merriment at one of the local establishments. The bartender shouts “last call” and everyone clamors to the bar to grab one last drink or pay their tab for the evening. Among the crowd is a group of Airmen who have just realized that their designated…

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COMACC visits D-M

Posted March 8, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Steve McDonald, Air Combat Command command chief, speaks to Desert Lightning Team Airmen during breakfast at the Desert Inn Dining facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2016. McDonald is the enlisted advisor to the commander and staff for the enlisted force stationed at 34 wings, 19…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sarah Ruckreigle)
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D-M Airmen face unique threats during Critical Days

Posted June 3, 2016 by Senior Airman Camilla A Griffin

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — The Air Force designated May 25 through Sept. 4 of every year as the Critical Days of Summer. The Air Force-wide campaign dedicated to ensuring Airmen have an injury-free summer has run annually since the early 1980s, and was developed to counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps…

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12th AF (AFSOUTH) welcomes new commander

Posted October 5, 2016 by

The airmen of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern welcomed a new commander during a ceremony Oct. 3 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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55th Mission Update

Posted December 2, 2016 by

55th Rescue Squadron Mission: Rapidly deploy highly survivable Combat Search and Rescue forces to theater commanders. Employs HH-60G and pararescue forces in hostile threat environments during the day or night, and in marginal weather conditions. Conducts military operations other than war including disaster relief, counter drug operations and non-combatant or medical evacuation. Provides close-air support…

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Heritage Flight 2017: 20 years of training

Posted February 10, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffe

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Massey Three F-86 Sabres and a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 6, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force…

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