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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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Preparing for floods

Posted October 13, 2015 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class Alec Trusdell

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As monsoon season continues, and thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence, let’s think about all the hazards associated with the storms. There’s lightning, high winds and heavy rain. With heavy rainfall comes the possibility of flooding. How dangerous can a flood be? The answer is, extremely dangerous. In the past five…

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D-M’s Mustangs defeat Ft. Huachuca’s Black Hawks in 2nd Turkey Bowl

Posted November 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.  — The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs competed against the Fort Huachuca Army Black Knights during the Turkey Bowl 2015 at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 20. The Turkey Bowl 2015 was the second annual flag football game between D-M AFB and Fort Huachuca. The family friendly event was free to all from both installations. The…

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D-M strengthens ties with Tucson community

Posted December 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — 355th Fighter Wing and 55th Electronic Combat Group leadership signed four memorandums of agreements with local officials Dec. 14. The agreements are intended to increase the collaboration between the base and the local community in a number of areas. The Educational Partnership agreements will establish on-base internship opportunities for students of…

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Living in the New Normal

Posted January 30, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Brad Sisson

The Military Child Education Coalition, or MCEC, will be hosting Living in the New Normal Institute, Feb. 4-5. LINN-I is a free two-day institute outlining specific community resources, deployment information and practical strategies for encouraging resilience in all children. Some learning outcomes to expect from the training are differentiating affective aspects of children dealing with…

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Warfighter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Cassandra White

Posted February 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Tech. Sgt. Cassandra White, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) non-commissioned officer in charge of knowledge management was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 25, 2016. At first, White didn’t have an idea of what she wanted to do when she graduated high school. “I didn’t have plans to…

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D-M’s 2015 Economic Impact is released

Posted April 25, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Desert Lightning Team and military retirees contributed $1.5 billion to the Tucson community last fiscal year, according to the D-M AFB FY 2015 Economic Impact Analysis, released April 22. This annual report captures the base’s employment; annual payroll, expenditures and estimated financial impacts; indirect and direct jobs created;…

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