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Heritage flight training, certification course 2018

Posted March 5, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Spectators watch as aircraft from the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course perform aerial maneuvers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2018. The HFTCC provides civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying formations together in preparation for future air shows….

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New command chief takes reins

Posted March 2, 2018 by Senior Airman David English 162nd Wing,

The 162 Wing, based in Tucson, Ariz., celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018.

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D-M hosts 2018 Heritage Flight

Posted March 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team along with the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon demo teams will be flying in this year’s Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course, March 1-4, 2018.

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48th RQS PJs primed for deployment after extensive training cycle

Posted February 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski

A dry and frigid December night hosts no moon in its sky and provides little ambient light as a team of pararescuemen race to their objective area in a convoy of open-cabbed, off-road vehicles.

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Continuing the legacy: father, son stationed together

Posted February 26, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Master Sgt. Robert Formantes, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief, and his son Airman 1st Class Jacob Formantes, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, hold an on-camera interview to talk about being stationed together at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb….

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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

Posted February 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

Posted February 14, 2018 by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement exercise

Posted February 14, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer A forklift places cargo onto a weigh station during a large-scale cargo movement exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Cargo movement specialists from the 355th Logistics Readiness…

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D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise

Posted February 14, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer An. Airman issues equipment and supplies during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers A U.S. Airman…

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D-M conducts training exercise

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The readiness exercise allows Airmen to practice unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter…

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