Tucson hometown hero soars with the Thunderbirds
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Tucson hometown hero soars with the Thunderbirds

Posted March 16, 2016 by Senior Airman Chris Massey

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conrad Nelson, from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, secures Brendan Lyons, Tucson community hometown hero, in Thunderbird 7, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 11, 2016. Lyons was nominated as a hometown hero to fly with the Thunderbirds because of his commitment to…

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(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira)
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162nd Wing members commit to service of state and country

Posted March 14, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — New Airmen embarking on the journey of becoming members of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing and members renewing their commitment to service recited the oath of enlistment at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” March 12. In front of hundreds of D-M open house air show guests 18…

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(U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)
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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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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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ACC Command Chief visits with D-M Airmen
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COMACC visits D-M

Posted March 8, 2016 by 355th Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Steve McDonald, Air Combat Command command chief, speaks to Desert Lightning Team Airmen during breakfast at the Desert Inn Dining facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2016. McDonald is the enlisted advisor to the commander and staff for the enlisted force stationed at 34 wings, 19…

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Airmen train for aircraft crash

Posted March 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — People are on the ground screaming, parts of a plane are scattered everywhere, and a fire is raging. This was the scene that was set for the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 aircraft crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb 24, 2016. “Units from all over the installation used…

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Welcome to the 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona!

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Here’s your guide to what you can find at Thunder and Lightning over Arizona! Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 9 a.m. – Gates Open 11 a.m. – Aerial Demonstrations Begin 5 p.m. – Gates Close Entrance Procedures: • The Craycroft and Swan Gates will be open for general public entry to the Open…

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Base Leadership

Posted March 4, 2016 by

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, however, other units also call D-M home. Twelfth Air Force, the 563rd Rescue Group and The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) are all based out of D-M.

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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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Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government

Posted March 3, 2016 by Dawn W. Smith and Master Sgt. Bradford C. Bowen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme that highlights achievements by distinguished women. This year’s theme, Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government, highlights 16 women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government…

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