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D-M Airmen face unique threats during Critical Days

Posted June 3, 2016 by Senior Airman Camilla A Griffin

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — The Air Force designated May 25 through Sept. 4 of every year as the Critical Days of Summer. The Air Force-wide campaign dedicated to ensuring Airmen have an injury-free summer has run annually since the early 1980s, and was developed to counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps…

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12th AF (AFSOUTH) welcomes new commander

Posted October 5, 2016 by

The airmen of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern welcomed a new commander during a ceremony Oct. 3 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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55th Mission Update

Posted December 2, 2016 by

55th Rescue Squadron Mission: Rapidly deploy highly survivable Combat Search and Rescue forces to theater commanders. Employs HH-60G and pararescue forces in hostile threat environments during the day or night, and in marginal weather conditions. Conducts military operations other than war including disaster relief, counter drug operations and non-combatant or medical evacuation. Provides close-air support…

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Heritage Flight 2017: 20 years of training

Posted February 10, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffe

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Massey Three F-86 Sabres and a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 6, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force…

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563rd Rescue Group changes command

Posted July 17, 2017 by

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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Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution

Posted November 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Exercise Angel Thunder, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2017.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

Posted February 5, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Posted June 18, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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Inside the mission: food service’s unique purpose

Posted October 10, 2018 by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims Airmen stop by the salad bar for a more healthy option at the Desert Inn dining facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct 1, 2018. The dining facility provides food service excellence in support of Air Force readiness and peacetime missions. The 355th Force Support Squadron…

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Key Spouse Program: Supporting the families and Airmen of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern)

Posted September 3, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — It is in the nature of military service that at some point you will be separated from the ones who love you.  Often times a permanent change of station forces spouses and significant others to be geographically separated from their family members and friends.  With limited contacts and a new home what are…

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