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Davis-Monthan, Spangdahlem earn Innkeeper Awards

Posted October 6, 2017 by by STEVE WARNS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, were named the 2017 Air Force Innkeeper Award winners. Davis-Monthan and Spangdahlem were among eight finalists in two categories. Davis-Monthan won the large category (286 rooms or more) while Spangdahlem won the small category (285 rooms or fewer). “The hard…

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Defender, MWD prepare for deployment

Posted January 9, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Senior Airman Dante Tost, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a photograph with his MWD, Darius, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2018. Tost, having recently trained into becoming a MWD handler, completes exercises with Darius in order to…

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Not all trash belongs in dumpsters

Posted October 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Chris Massey

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A dumpster may seem like the perfect place to dispose of personal and government property that is no longer wanted or needed. This is not the case with the dumpsters on base according to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron. Common items found in and around dumpsters, that are prohibited, include couches…

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Latest Davis-Monthan Exchange contest goes ‘To the Dogs’

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Pet owners shopping at the Davis-Monthan Exchange on May 9 will have the chance to “fetch” a share of $250 in the Patriot Pet contest. Event starts at 11 a.m. on March 9, Best-in Show $100. Best Behaved Pet $50, Best Dressed Pet $50, and Pet/Owner Look-A-Like $50. “Pets are a huge part of our…

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D-M Airmen respond first to desert wreck

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Three D-M Airmen were driving through the desert on their way to a popular hiking spot to enjoy a typical Sunday outdoors. Everything was going according to plan until they spotted a person on the right side of the road frantically trying to get their attention.  As they approached the scene, everything came into focus….

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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SERE water survival training

Posted January 11, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape water survival training taught by a SERE instructor from the 355th Operational Support Squadron refreshes an aircrew on how to survive in the event that they become stranded. Crew members complete an initial course and revisit the training every three years. The refresher training stimulates memories about surviving…

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Gov. Ducey visits Davis-Monthan Airmen, Arizona Air National Guardsmen

Posted March 10, 2016 by Maj. Candace Park

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent Monday afternoon visiting with Airmen and getting a firsthand look at the diverse operations conducted here, including the missions of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, which the governor oversees as commander-in-chief of all Arizona’s guardsmen not mobilized in support of a federal…

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Reserve Rescue Airmen return to D-M from Africa

Posted June 6, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2. They were greeted by their families and members of the 943rd Rescue Group in the maintenance hangar here. “The squadron did a fantastic job,” said Maj….

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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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