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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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F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Senior Airman Elizabeth Huerta, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron technician, loads a flare trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 26, 2017. The trailer was taken to the flight line for aircraft loading. From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized…

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UTMs volunteer to strengthen gap

Posted August 4, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — How do 924th Fighter Group Reservists stay proficient when only working two days a month? With the dedicated effort between the supervisors and unit training managers. Tech. Sgt. Stacie Riley and Staff Sgt. Kelvin Barnes are the 924th FG’s unit training managers, and they both volunteered to help strengthen…

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Splish splash: Hog, Compass Call get a bath

Posted July 28, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Cass Michael X. Beyer A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II rests in a wash rack at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 25, 2017. The A-10 recently returned from a deployment to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.   Air Force photograph…

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VQ construction to begin this week

Posted July 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force image A graphic illustrates the location of construction of a new visiting quarters facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Heritage Inn visiting quarters, estimated to cost approximately $44 million, will provide Airmen and government civilian employees a contemporary lodging experience. The construction of a new visiting quarters facility is scheduled to…

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D-M Airmen take on Alpha Warrior Competition

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

The 355th Force Support Squadron hosted the Alpha Warrior Competition at the Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 21. 2017.

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25th OWS ramps up operations for monsoon season

Posted July 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

From late June to late September, monsoon season not only brings with it heavy rains and severe thunderstorms, but also sends a surge of personnel from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., right to the unit’s operations hub.

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U.S. Navy fires first Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes

Posted July 19, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–For the first time, the U.S. Navy test fired two Raytheon-built Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes on the Virginia-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784). The tests, in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida, proved the submarine’s ability to load, carry and vertically launch Tomahawk missiles from the new Block III Virginia Payload…

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563rd Rescue Group changes command

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski Col. Jennifer Short, 23rd Wing commander, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., passes the guidon to Col. Jason Pifer, newly appointed 563rd Rescue Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. Pifer is a combat rescue officer and prior…

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