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Raytheon enhances Tomahawk cruise missile to hit moving targets at sea

Posted September 13, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $119 million contract to begin integrating a new multi-mode seeker into the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The enhancement will enable the weapon to engage moving maritime targets. The Navy is conducting the new seeker development as a Rapid Deployment Capability program to meet urgent fleet requirements…

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Lifting Warthogs with CDDAR

Posted September 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the…

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48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support

Posted September 6, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Courtesy photograph Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen deployed Aug. 29, 2017, to southeast Texas, for Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts. Approximately 20 members of the 48th Rescue Squadron are providing their special skills of swiftwater and technical rescue to Hurricane Harvey victims. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., responded to…

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Compass call reshapes OIR battlefield with electronic warfare domination

Posted September 1, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly An EC-130H Compass Call travels along the taxiway at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 27, 2017. Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system that uses noise jamming to disrupt enemy command and control communications and deny time-critical adversary coordination essential for enemy force management….

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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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Laughter strengthens Guard relationships

Posted August 23, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Chaplains from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing led their first ever Strong Bonds retreat for more than 30 couples at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, Aug. 18-20, 2017.

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Honor guardsmen maintain sacred tradition

Posted August 21, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Staff Sgt. Patrick Compton, honor guard flight chief, leads a presentation of colors practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017. During the presentation of colors, all flags dip except the U.S. flag when the national anthem is played.   Air Force photograph…

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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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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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Defender reunites with MWD

Posted August 14, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Staff Sgt. Amanda Cubbage, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, embraces retired military working dog, Rick, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2017. Cubbage was afforded the opportunity to adopt Rick via “Robby’s Law” which enables retired MWDs to be adopted after their service. After nearly a…

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