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D-M special observance program changes in 2016

Posted December 18, 2015 by Roxanne McHugh

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The Department of Defense has supported observances through development of local recognition programs and culturally diverse activities since 1968. Ethnic and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all military members, civilian employees, contractors, family members and retirees. Department of Defense entities strive to recognize the…

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Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

Posted January 30, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

Pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base may take to the skies to help protect thousands of spectators at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, Feb. 1. Arizona’s Air National Guard is among the units teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in…

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#InnovateDLT: Innovating the workplace

Posted February 24, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, reached out to Airmen of Davis-Monthan AFB to get ideas for innovating the base through a new initiative called Innovate DLT, which gives Airmen a direct line to him and allows them to define a problem or propose an improvement…

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Arrive Alive

Posted April 28, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — The 355th Fighter Wing Safety Flight hosted the Arrive Alive Tour at the Exchange April 21-22. The Tour travels the country using a virtual reality simulator to educate communities about distracted and impaired driving. “It is a drinking and driving and a texting and driving simulator,” said Cameron Dodgson,…

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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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55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

Posted February 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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25th OWS ramps up operations for monsoon season

Posted July 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

From late June to late September, monsoon season not only brings with it heavy rains and severe thunderstorms, but also sends a surge of personnel from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., right to the unit’s operations hub.

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D-M named major economic driving force in Arizona

Posted November 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Sokolov

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona is the third-largest employer in Tucson and one of six military installations responsible for blossoming the local economy, according to a report published by the Arizona Governor’s Office Nov. 15.

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