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Lighting up Tucson for a noble cause

Posted December 14, 2012 by

U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore 1st Lt. Joshua Palochak, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron, likes to give back to his community in his own way. He has programmed approximately 50,000 Christmas lights to sync up with the music played by a local radio station to encourage donations to Toys for Tots.

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Dagger Point with Command Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams

Posted April 5, 2013 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams is the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) command chief. He began his 24-year Air Force career as an Administration Communications Specialist and has since served in several leadership positions to include his most recent a 365-day tour to Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore)
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Deployed Airmen’s spouses come together for dinner

Posted July 18, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

The first Wednesday of every month is set aside for spouses of deployed Airmen to get together at the Desert Dining Inn here for dinner. The dinner is hosted by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, and is designed to give the spouses a free meal, information on available resources for their specific group, and…

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563rd Rescue Group practices rescue tactics

Posted November 21, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by 1st Lt Sarah Ruckriegle

An HH-60 Pavehawk from the 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., flies over Tucson during alternate insertion and extraction training with the pararescuemen of the 48th Rescue Squadron, Nov. 13 Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron rappels from a 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk during alternate insertion and extraction training…

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D-M hosting F-16 units

Posted January 16, 2014 by

Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons from New Jersey and South Dakota will operate here for intermittent periods in January and February as part of the Arizona Air National Guard’s Operation Snowbird. * Twelve F-16s from the South Dakota Air National Guard are scheduled to operate at Snowbird 11-25 January. * Ten F-16s from the…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month activities to be held at D-M

Posted May 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

The Desert Lightning Team will hold several events throughout the month of May to recognize Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The following activities have been scheduled:   Kick-Off Celebration at the Base Exchange – May 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. · Variety of Asian dishes donated by off-base establishments · Korean Drummer and Hula Dancing…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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PASM and AMARG set new record

Posted August 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Pima Air and Space Museum and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group set a new record for tours administered in the month of July. The non-profit museum and D-M’s “Boneyard” brought in 2,060 visitors, surpassing the previous record of 1,740 set in July 2008. The PASM, run by the Arizona Aerospace Foundation, operates…

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Free Tax services opens on D-M

Posted February 5, 2015 by 355th Figher Wing Public Affairs 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center opened its doors for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel. There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time. “The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers,” according to Skip Barkley,…

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Davis-Monthan deployed Airmen update

Posted June 4, 2015 by Staff

Since the beginning of the year the base has deployed 1,166 Airmen in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and various other combatant commanders around the world. The A-10s supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve are fulfilling the Theatre Security Package in Europe. They have focused on close air support and strengthening communication with Joint Terminal Attack Controllers….

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D-M named best installation in the Air Force
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D-M named best installation in the Air Force

Posted March 29, 2012 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Penetta announced D-M as the winner of the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award today. The CINC IE Award is a Department of Defense award given to the best installation in each military service annually along with a $1 million prize for quality of…

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