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48th RQS trains for the real deal

Posted April 30, 2015 by Story and Photos by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

While many Airmen from D-M were finishing up their day, some Pararescuemen were beginning theirs, on the evening of April 14. The 48th Rescue Squadron conducted a pre-deployment training exercise to teach, train and test Airmen on mass casualty treatment, evacuation, extrication, confined space and collapsed structure rescue. Air Force Pararescuemen, 48th Rescue Squadron, position…

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ANGEL THUNDER to bring increased flying in Arizona

Posted April 30, 2015 by

The 8th annual ANGEL THUNDER Personnel Recovery exercise will take place May 30 – June 13, here and throughout the southwest. ANGEL THUNDER is the world’s largest Personnel Recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state, national, multinational and interagency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances. Davis-Monthan provides an ideal training location due…

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New tool to improve cleanup at Tucson-area AF plant

Posted April 23, 2015 by Staff

The AF Civil Engineer Center has found a new method to remove toxins trapped in naturally occurring dense soils, like clay, in Tucson called Hrydrofracturing. During the 1950s to the early 1970s, Air Force Plant 44 in Tucson, a government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing facility, disposed of metals and solvents which led to soil and groundwater contamination…

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D-M to host 2nd annual Pat’s Run

Posted April 16, 2015 by

Davis-Monthan is scheduled to host the Second Annual DMAFB Pat’s Run Troop Run on Saturday, April 25 at 8 a.m. The ruck/walk/run will begin at the Benko Fitness Center and will be 4.2 miles long. This event can be enjoyed by all family members! Cost for adults is $20.00 and children 12 and under are…

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Dreamliner lands, defuels at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 16, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 26. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials rather than aluminum. A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed on…

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162nd Wing provides assistance as D-M security forces goes “down range”

Posted April 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

For decades now, the 162nd Wing and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base have maintained the presence of global air power in the Tucson skies while invoking a patriotic sprit in the community. Their military presence, however, is not exclusive of each other. From facilitating the sites that sustain the Total Force Training Center and Operation Noble…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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355th Communication Squadron stands up call center

Posted April 9, 2015 by 1st Lt. Sarah Answine

On April 1, the 355th Communications Squadron launched a new call center here for D-M customers to receive local customer support from the 355th Cobras rather than from The Enterprise Service Desk. Customers should continue using the virtual ESD Help Desk Application first that can be found on your desktop.  By utilizing the Help Desk…

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Dreamliner lands at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 2, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 26. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials…

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Motorcycle safety rally held at D-M

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An Airman motorcyclist maneuvers his bike inside a coned obstacle course during a motorcycle safety rally at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 27. Riders received safety tips and participated in group rides in and around Tucson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) An Airman motorcyclist prepares to take off during a…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)
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Davis-Monthan Airman helps Tucsonan

Posted March 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

One weather forecaster’s self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car accident outside the gates of Davis-Monthan. Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, was escorting a fellow Airman after undergoing a surgery, when the accident occurred. “We were sitting at the intersection of Speedway and Kolb,” said Boone….

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