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355th SFS: A day in the life of a defender

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force military working dog Ootter, assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, barks at another 355th SFS member during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air…

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42nd ECS

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Provides the 55th Electronic Combat Group with combat-ready EC-130H COMPASS CALL trained aircrews. Directs all EC-130H aircrew initial academic and flying qualification, difference and requalification training for 20 aircrew specialties with more than 200 aircrew students trained annually. Provides registrar support to students. Maintains quality control for all aspects of contracted aircrew training and…

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55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

Posted February 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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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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Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

Posted September 3, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into a search party. When this scenario unfolded earlier this month, six U.S. Air Force Reserve…

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Case lot sale returns to D-M April 17-19

Posted April 17, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for the opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. Known as the Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale, the springtime version of this twice-yearly event will unfold at stateside stores, each hosting their individual…

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Free Tax Services available on Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted February 27, 2015 by 355th Figher Wing Publivc Affairs

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center opened its doors today 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…

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D-M hosts units for training in February

Posted February 5, 2016 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Units from across the country will be visiting Davis-Monthan through the month of February. Ten A-10s from the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, IN, will arrive February 13 and will train here until February 27. The 10 A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron of…

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Children’s Hospital’s Spring Basket Donations

Posted April 7, 2016 by Senior Airman Halee Reynolds

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.– — Being stuck in a hospital is never fun when you’re a kid. That’s why this past weekend a few Airmen from the Desert Lightning Team joined together and built 130 spring baskets to lift the spirits of local pediatric patients. The baskets were filled with goodies and gifts that…

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted August 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance…

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