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D-M PJs rapidly respond during Open House

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Six pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron were first responders at a scene during D-M’s Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House, April 12, 2014. During the event, an individual suddenly had a heart attack and fell over. The episode happened directly in front of the 48th RQS display, which expedited life-saving procedures. “We…

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Munitions Flight is the bomb

Posted January 11, 2016 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Tucked away at D-M AFB, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight builds bombs. The munitions flight, also known as AMMO, supports the D-M AFB mission by assembling whatever types of munitions are needed. “The main focus for us is to support the flight line,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Starling,…

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Retiree Appreciation Day to be held March 17
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Retiree Appreciation Day to be held March 17

Posted March 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. — Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at Club Ironwood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, March 17. This event is intended to educate U.S. service member retirees and Department of Defense retirees on their eligible entitlements. “We want to update retirees on all entitlements that they have, and all…

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U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
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Food for thought

Posted July 21, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

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B-52H, 61-007, 'Ghost Rider' departs Tinker AFB, Okla.
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Rider in the sky …

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U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Hybers A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” heads home Sept. 27 to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where it will rejoin the B-52H fleet. After undergoing a nine-month overhaul and upgrade by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the B-52H left Tinker AFB. The historic aircraft…

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A-10 CTF conducts ops testing

Posted December 2, 2016 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, A-10 Combined Test Force conducted operational testing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2016.   

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AZ hometowners

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U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony G. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Laughter strengthens Guard relationships

Posted August 23, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Chaplains from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing led their first ever Strong Bonds retreat for more than 30 couples at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, Aug. 18-20, 2017.

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Year in Review: November

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Senior Airmen Ashley Steffen A pararescueman climbs into a hovering HH-60 Pave Hawk Nov. 6, 2017, during Angel Thunder at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Angel Thunder is a two-week, Air Combat Command-sponsored, joint-certified and accredited personnel recovery exercise focused on search and rescue.

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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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