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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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Soaring Heights celebrates Earth Day

Posted April 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities, a privatized Lend Lease housing community at D-M AFB, teamed up with a local landscaping company and local residents to celebrate Earth Day, April 21. More than 70 people attended the event to take part in planting an Ash tree as well as learn about the…

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755th AMXS: Keeping Compass Call ready for electronic attack

Posted September 9, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together to remove the panel on the right horizontal stabilizer of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2016. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all equipment maintenance actions for 14 Compass Call…

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612th Air and Space Operations Center

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Plan, command, control, execute, and assess air, space, and information operations to meet Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and commander, United States Southern Command taskings across the full spectrum of military operations. Vision: The innovative leader of AOCs for real-world execution and operational testing in air, space and information…

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D-M all clear after lockdown

Posted February 3, 2017 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE — At approximately 9:50 a.m. Jan. 23, a member in the vicinity of the flightline reported what was believed to be sounds of gunshots. Out of an abundance of caution, lockdown procedures for the base were initiated. Priority was given to clearing the Child Development Centers and on-base schools in addition…

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162nd hosts bring a buddy event

Posted June 9, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing based at Tucson International Airport, initiated the first “Bring Your Buddy to Work” event during the Unit Training Assembly June 2, 2017. Members of the wing were encouraged to invite a guest to participate in this one day event and inform them about the role the 162nd Wing plays…

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68th RQS polish their rescue skills

Posted October 6, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airmen Ashley N. Steffen A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 68th Rescue Squadron climbs the face of a cliff during top-rope training in the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2017. The 68th RQS provides pararescuemen and combat rescue officers 5 and 7-level upgrade training in land…

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Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Posted November 2, 2015 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “Boneyard” held the third annual Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk today. The courses navigated through hundreds of historic military aircraft stored and maintained by the 309th AMARG. The more than 2,600 acre facility provides depot-level maintenance, aircraft regeneration, storage and preservation, aircraft parts…

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48th RQS trains for the real deal

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

While many Airmen from D-M were finishing up their day, some Pararescuemen were beginning theirs, on the evening of April 14. The 48th Rescue Squadron conducted a pre-deployment training exercise to teach, train and test Airmen on mass casualty treatment, evacuation, extrication, confined space and collapsed structure rescue. “This mass casualty (exercise) was different simply…

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Heritage Flight 2015

Posted March 6, 2015 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Air Combat Command held the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Feb. 27 – March 1. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at D-M since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. Established in 1997, the HFTCC…

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