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Airmen train for aircraft crash

Posted March 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — People are on the ground screaming, parts of a plane are scattered everywhere, and a fire is raging. This was the scene that was set for the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 aircraft crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 24, 2016. “Units from all over the installation used…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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D-M’s first cultural festival

Posted June 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

The Equal Opportunity office hosted D-M AFB’s first ever Cultural Awareness Festival Breaking Through Barriers: Past, Present and Future, May 20. The festival was held as an alternate to the Department of Defense supported observances by combining all observances into one event. Cultural and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau
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Jamming the enemy with joint integration

Posted September 3, 2015 by Airman First Class Cheyenne Morigeau 

Davis-Monthan AFB – Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform.  Leaving the flight deck of the EA-6B Prowler behind for a few years, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, joins the Desert Lightning Team. Leach is part of a three-year…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)
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Crafting combat-ready smiles

Posted December 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The 355th Dental Squadron laboratory was rated top in production for Fiscal Year 2015 by Air Combat Command, keeping Desert Lightining Team members’ teeth in healthy condition. The 355th DS laboratory technicians worked behind the scenes to hand craft 791 special-order requests of dental prosthetic devices. Within the dental lab, there…

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Davis-Monthan AFB economic impact analysis

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Davis-Monthan AFB is home of the 355 FW and its nine major tenant units, to include 12th Air Force Headquarters (AFSOUTH). At any given time, Davis-Monthan AFB has anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 Airmen deployed around the world engaged in combat operations. Although these Airmen come from every state in the nation, they call Tucson…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman)
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Warfighter of the Week: Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen

Posted January 28, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Jonathan Allen, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Client Systems Technician and Executive Communications Support staff member, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 19, 2016. Allen was introduced to the military lifestyle at a very young age, with his father serving in the Navy.  But it…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)
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CAF Month Fitness Challenges

Posted April 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team Airmen participated in multiple fitness challenges to conclude D-M AFB’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Month, March 31. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal and fire emergency service flights hosted the Fire Department Fitness Challenge and the 355th Security Forces Squadron hosted the Defender Challenge. The…

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Preparing for floods

Posted October 13, 2015 by Commentary by Airman 1st Class Alec Trusdell

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As monsoon season continues, and thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence, let’s think about all the hazards associated with the storms. There’s lightning, high winds and heavy rain. With heavy rainfall comes the possibility of flooding. How dangerous can a flood be? The answer is, extremely dangerous. In the past five…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)
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D-M’s Mustangs defeat Ft. Huachuca’s Black Hawks in 2nd Turkey Bowl

Posted November 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.  — The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs competed against the Fort Huachuca Army Black Knights during the Turkey Bowl 2015 at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 20. The Turkey Bowl 2015 was the second annual flag football game between D-M AFB and Fort Huachuca. The family friendly event was free to all from both installations. The…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)
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D-M strengthens ties with Tucson community

Posted December 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — 355th Fighter Wing and 55th Electronic Combat Group leadership signed four memorandums of agreements with local officials Dec. 14. The agreements are intended to increase the collaboration between the base and the local community in a number of areas. The Educational Partnership agreements will establish on-base internship opportunities for students of…

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