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68th RQS polish their rescue skills

Posted October 6, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airmen Ashley N. Steffen A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 68th Rescue Squadron climbs the face of a cliff during top-rope training in the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2017. The 68th RQS provides pararescuemen and combat rescue officers 5 and 7-level upgrade training in land…

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Davis-Monthan, Spangdahlem earn Innkeeper Awards

Posted October 6, 2017 by by STEVE WARNS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, were named the 2017 Air Force Innkeeper Award winners. Davis-Monthan and Spangdahlem were among eight finalists in two categories. Davis-Monthan won the large category (286 rooms or more) while Spangdahlem won the small category (285 rooms or fewer). “The hard…

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Fallen Iraqi fighter pilot: never forgotten

Posted October 4, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Iraqi Air Force members joined the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing to bid a final farewell to Iraqi pilot Maj. Noor Falih Hezam Al Khazaali during a memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2017.

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The 55th HMU: Ready to repair at a moment’s notice

Posted September 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

High above the desert mountains, an HH-60G Pave Hawk glided through the evening air.

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42nd ECS simulator gets a facelift

Posted September 25, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen Capt. Brett Neilson, 55th Electronic Combat Group instructor, and Capt. Megan Russell, 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron evaluation pilot, simulate a landing of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2017. The 42nd ECS flight simulator went through a $10.5 million upgrade…

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Water survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Staff Sgt. Seth Reab, 355th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape NCO in charge, teaches aircrew members water survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2017. Water survival training is a course that aircrew members and pilots must take in…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Posted September 13, 2017 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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Raytheon enhances Tomahawk cruise missile to hit moving targets at sea

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TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $119 million contract to begin integrating a new multi-mode seeker into the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. The enhancement will enable the weapon to engage moving maritime targets. The Navy is conducting the new seeker development as a Rapid Deployment Capability program to meet urgent fleet requirements…

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Lifting Warthogs with CDDAR

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the…

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48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support

Posted September 6, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Courtesy photograph Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen deployed Aug. 29, 2017, to southeast Texas, for Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts. Approximately 20 members of the 48th Rescue Squadron are providing their special skills of swiftwater and technical rescue to Hurricane Harvey victims. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., responded to…

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