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48th RQS PJs primed for deployment after extensive training cycle

Posted February 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski

A dry and frigid December night hosts no moon in its sky and provides little ambient light as a team of pararescuemen race to their objective area in a convoy of open-cabbed, off-road vehicles.

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ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”

Posted September 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

U.S. Airmen attending Airman Leadership School, and other Desert Lightning Team members, assisted in the landscaping of Bravo Base, also known as Camp Conklin, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017.

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First sergeants give back to D-M community

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This…

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12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) command chief removed

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The Command Chief Master Sergeant of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., was relieved of his position Nov. 28. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of 12th AF (AFSOUTH), removed Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza due to a loss of confidence in his abilities to carry out his duties. Barraza…

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Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt

Posted April 14, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is commonly understood a unique bond exists between an Airman and his aircraft. Since the days shortly after World War II, this particular piece of land, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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Air Force Chief of Staff visits Davis-Monthan

Posted April 3, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to Airmen during an all-call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 25, 2015. During the all-call, Welsh emphasized that no matter what their job entails, each individual Airman is critical to the…

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355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement exercise

Posted February 14, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer A forklift places cargo onto a weigh station during a large-scale cargo movement exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Cargo movement specialists from the 355th Logistics Readiness…

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D-M Airmen freefall into the blue

Posted April 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — You’re standing in an open door of an aircraft soaring 12,000 feet above the ground. You have put your full trust into the person strapped to your back, who you’ve known for less than two hours, to bring you back down to Earth safe and sound. The count begins. “Out…in…out.” The floor of the…

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D-M Airmen balance flexibility, survivability, lethality in readiness exercise

Posted February 20, 2019 by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims

Landing in an austere location, a small number of Airmen move at a rapid pace to accomplish a very specific mission. With only the necessary supplies needed to survive for a week, they begin to unload food, shelter and equipment. After unloading, they set up a campsite as home base for their operations.

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Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations was established in 1949 as a separate operating agency under the staff supervision of the Inspector General. AFOSI is the primary U.S. Air Force investigative agency for major crimes. The scope of AFOSI’s mission has evolved significantly. Today, the AFOSI mission includes such diverse investigative areas as criminal…

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