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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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For retirees, by retirees

Posted November 15, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Navy retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Allen Estes, D-M’s Retiree Activities Office manager, and his wife Barbara Estes, D-M’s RAO editor and receptionist, pose for a portrait at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Nov. 9, 2016. Alan and Barbara volunteer their time to provide services and information…

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355th Mission Update

Posted December 2, 2016 by

355th Fighter Wing Mission: Deploy, employ, support and sustain attack airpower in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice; train the finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces; provide every member of Team D-M with responsive, tailored, mission-focused base support. Vision: A premier fighter wing comprised of resilient Airmen,…

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A-10 West Heritage Flight Team returns to the skies

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10…

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Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new

Posted August 14, 2017 by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win.

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Military families celebrate the season

Posted December 22, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

Air National Guard photograph The 10th Annual Holiday Open House delivered toys to military families at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2017. The 10th Annual Holiday Open House delivered toys to military families at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2017. The…

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Continuing the legacy: father, son stationed together

Posted February 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Master Sgt. Robert Formantes, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, and his son Airman 1st Class Jacob Formantes, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, hold an on-camera interview to talk about being stationed together at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb….

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Proposal would shift F-16 unit to Air Guard base in Tucson

Posted July 27, 2018 by AP

The Air Force wants to move an F-16 fighter squadron that trains Taiwanese pilots from one base in Arizona to another. The Air Force said it is proposing that the 21st Fighter Squadron, with its 14 jets and 191 personnel, be moved from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, to the Arizona…

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One base, one boss: 355th wing strengthens mission competence

Posted January 5, 2019 by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims and Airman Frankie Moore

After winning the 2018 U.S. Air Force Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continued to strengthen its mission competence by officially re-designating as the 355th Wing on Jan. 2, 2019.

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