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Side-by-side D-M, local firefighters train together

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Green Valley Fire District teamed up to participate in live-fire training at D-M AFB, Ariz. A total of about 125 firefighters from both agencies utilized this week’s Class A training to maintain proficiency in fire protection. “Tactics are continuously changing when it comes to firefighting,” said Darren Felish,…

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Commissary case lot sales help maximize the benefit

Posted September 2, 2016 by

FORT LEE, Va.–Smart military shoppers know the commissary has the lowest prices in town. And the really smart ones know that for a few days twice a year, stateside commissaries take savings to another level with their Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales. The sales take place each spring and fall, offering savings as much as…

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Airman cleared to land AF-level award

Posted August 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective.

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355th Fighter Wing gains new commander

Posted August 10, 2016 by Amn. Nathan H. Barbour

Col. Scott Campbell assumed command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from Col. James Meger during a change of command ceremony at the base Aug. 5.

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Hometown Heroes

Posted August 10, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Luis H. Vazquez Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete…

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‘We’re the last to let you down’: Rigger trades active-duty career for Guardian Angel mission

Posted August 5, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Before a pararescueman jumps out the back of a cargo plane, the last thing on his mind should be whether or not his parachute will deploy. He shouldn’t wonder, before he jumps into a black abyss of water, if the jet ski package will be intact after its descent….

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AFMC Commander and Command Chief visit D-M

Posted August 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force General Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, arrive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2016. Air Force Materiel Command develops, acquires and sustains the aerospace power needed to defend the United States through…

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted August 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance…

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U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
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Food for thought

Posted July 21, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

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Airman participates in EOD immersion

Posted July 14, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Leaving a career field can be a scary proposition for an Airman who has been performing and learning the ins and outs of their job for the better part of a decade. The new career they choose may or may not be a good fit. Despite that, Staff Sgt. Michael…

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