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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

Posted July 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment. Although senior NCOs are the primary people to go, there are a limited number of senior NCOs…

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Deployed A-10s take to the skies

Posted July 24, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) An aircraft maintainer assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron inspects the oil levels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 13. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed at…

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Celebration and education; Equal Opportunity

Posted July 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

  In 1948, Ester Blake became the first enlisted female in the U.S. Air Force, pictures were still black and white, and families gathered around radios for the evening news. Since then, the U.S. Air Force has gone through many changes. The Davis-Monthan Equal Opportunity office specializes in making sure that everyone is treated equally…

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Education benefits benefit Airmen

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

  LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a…

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Raytheon, partners develop low-cost, high-tech airframe for U.S. Air Force decoy

Posted July 22, 2015 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon, in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe for the U.S. Air Force’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy by applying robotics and formula racing technologies. The three companies reduced airframe production costs by 25 percent. The new innovative composite design will be included in this year’s Lot 7 production….

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Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

Posted July 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man hours and operating costs. The new hangar is Air Combat Command’s largest aircraft fuel systems repair section. It supports eight…

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F-15SGs arrive at D-M

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

F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi from the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 7. Ten of the fighters arrived to train at D-M until Aug. 24 while MHAFB’s runway is closed for maintenance. Two F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at…

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AF cultural resource managers protect heritage at BMGR

Posted July 9, 2015 by Monica Guevara

  JOINT-BASE SAN ANTONIO LACKLAND, Texas — The Barry M. Goldwater Range, southwest of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, is considered a national asset for training fighter pilots. It’s also home to some of the most diverse and historical archaeological sites in the country. Since 1941, the range has served as the nation’s second largest tactical aviation…

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12th AF commander hosts all-call for 355th FW

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to Airmen of the 355th Fighter Wing during an all-call at the base theater at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 2. During the all-call, Nowland told Airmen to know their…

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F-15E Strike Eagle students complete training at D-M

Posted July 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Student pilots from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., have been training here since June 17. Fourteen F-15E Strike Eagles from the 334th Fighter Squadron, as well as pilots and Weapons Systems Officers came to D-M to complete the Surface Attack Tactics phase of their training. “We’re a formal training unit that teaches brand new Strike Eagle pilots…

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