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Local Briefs 06/26/2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by

Summer Swing Weekly Bowling                        Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – D-M Lanes From June 1 – Aug. 31, the D-M Lanes will host a weekly tournament from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Mondays. Cost is $20/bowler. Three game minimum. Each player receives participation points and additional…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau
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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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Gold Star Families to receive unique acknowledgement

Posted March 27, 2015 by David Poe

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Some memorials aren’t inlaid with platinum, or ten feet tall, or carved out of Italian Marble. According to reports, for Capt. Nathan Nylander, an Air Force meteorologist, April 27, 2011, was just another day on deployment. The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Airman was deployed and at a meeting…

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Water survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Staff Sgt. Seth Reab, 355th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape NCO in charge, teaches aircrew members water survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2017. Water survival training is a course that aircrew members and pilots must take in…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
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Warfighter of the week: Capt. Jeff Shi

Posted November 9, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — — Capt. Jeff Shi, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) operations research analyst, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, October 19, 2015. Shi, a native of Austin, Texas, has been serving in the Air Force for 4 years. After graduating high school, he attended the University of…

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Arizona Guard deploys to Czech Republic for Ample Strike 2018

Posted September 12, 2018 by Staff Sgt. George Keck

F-16 aircraft assigned to the 195th Fighter Squadron, 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard in Tucson, Ariz., and supporting Airmen, are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.

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Chief master sergeant of Air Force visits D-M

Posted November 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited several units at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to speak with Airmen Oct. 22-24, 2018. During his visit, Chief Wright held discussions with members of the Desert Lighting Team about professional development as well as his priorities and vision for the future of our Air Force.

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U.S. Army completes qualification testing for new Stinger missile proximity fuze

Posted October 10, 2018 by

Army photograph The new proximity fuze enables the Stinger missile to destroy a wider array of battlefield threats such as enemy unmanned aircraft systems. TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has completed qualification testing for a new proximity fuze that significantly enhances the combat-proven Stinger® missile produced by Raytheon. During recent testing at Eglin Air Force Base…

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Special guest attends 563rd RQG dinner

Posted April 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

A special guest speaker attended a dining-in event with members of the 563rd Rescue Group at the JW Marriott Resort in Tucson, Ariz., April 11. During a traditional mess dress dinner, Michael B. Donley, retired Secretary of the Air Force, discussed significant events he experienced while acting SAF and thanked the rescue group members and…

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Participants of the “Color Me SAPR” 5K throw colored powder in the air after completing the run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 24, 2015.  More than 50 people took part in the run which was held to combat sexual assault and raise awareness for sexual assault prevention and response programs.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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‘Color Me SAPR’ 5K run held at D-M

Posted May 1, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) Participants of the “Color Me SAPR” 5K throw colored powder in the air after completing the run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 24. More than 50 people took part in the run which was held to combat sexual assault and raise awareness for sexual…

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