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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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12th Air Force

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Enable combat-ready forces for rapid global employment; and receive, command and control, and employ joint air component assets to meet U.S. strategic objectives in the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility, across the full spectrum of operations. Description: Responsible for the combat readiness of seven active-duty wings and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate…

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Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night 2016

Posted December 5, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

The annual Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night holiday celebration was held at Bama Park, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 1.

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MWDs, handlers receive new training facility

Posted April 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

The construction of a new military working dog training facility was completed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2017.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore
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ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”

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

U.S. Airmen attending Airman Leadership School, and other Desert Lightning Team members, assisted in the landscaping of Bravo Base, also known as Camp Conklin, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017.

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Air Force Ball: Davis-Monthan through time

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base held an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, Ariz., Sept. 12. The ball is an annual Air Force tradition to celebrate the heritage and history of the U.S. Air Force. More than 750 military members attended the ball wearing the Air Force mess dress…

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Local Briefs 06/19/2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Deadlift Competition                                                 June 19, 3 p.m. – Haeffner A deadlift competition will be held at the Haeffner on Friday, June 19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.. Register at the Benko by June…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)
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D-M A-10’s train at RAF Lakenheath

Posted March 27, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — A Theater Security Package comprised of A-10C Thunderbolts and Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived at the Liberty Wing March 13 to train with NATO allies in new environments and cultures. “Working with our NATO allies helps strengthen the bonds between us, and demonstrates the…

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Retired military, current and retired federal civil service eligible to live on base

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Soaring Heights Communities, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, has opened select homes giving retired military, federal civil service employees, retired federal civil service and their families the opportunity to experience the comfort, convenience and peace-of-mind that comes with living on base. Soaring Heights’ residents enjoy two, three and four bedroom homes, a pet-friendly community,…

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History of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted March 4, 2016 by

On July 1, 1971 the Air Force reactivated the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Davis-Monthan with the Vought A-7D Corsair II as the primary weapon system. In early 1975 the 355 TFW prepared for conversion to the nameless Fairchild Republic A-10 (it would be nearly three years before the name Thunderbolt II was officially…

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