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2016 Highlights: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted January 4, 2017 by

JANUARY • Fourteen F-15Es from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive • Two U-28s from the 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, arrive • Ten A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing, arrive • Cactus Flag – a large-force employment and…

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Jamming the enemy with joint integration

Posted September 3, 2015 by Airman First Class Cheyenne Morigeau 

Davis-Monthan AFB – Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform.  Leaving the flight deck of the EA-6B Prowler behind for a few years, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, joins the Desert Lightning Team. Leach is part of a three-year…

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‘Making energy efficiency a consideration in all we do’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

D-M was recognized for being an energy efficiency installation by Tucson Electric Power during the Bright Energy Efficiency award presentation at TEP’s headquarters building, Feb. 11, 2015. The BrightEE award is given to customers who have reduced their energy use and lowered their monthly electric bills by adopting significant energy efficiency measures according to TEP….

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Second chance to fly: Pilot, cancer survivor reunite after 28 years

Posted February 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour

Marcus Foiles beamed with excitement as he piloted an A-10 in the skies over a virtual southern Arizona landscape.

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162nd Wing firefighters complete joint live fire training

Posted January 20, 2016 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — Firefighters with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport participated in a joint live fire training with firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Tucson International Airport on Dec. 8 at D-M AFB. This aircraft fire exercise provides personnel the opportunity to work with partner agencies to extinguish…

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D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise

Posted February 14, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer An. Airman issues equipment and supplies during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers A U.S. Airman…

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355th Maintenance Group’s Maintenance Professionals of the Year

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Congratulations to the 2014 Maintenance Professional of the Year winners from the 355th Maintenance Group! 355th MXG Quality Assurance Inspector of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah McCartney 355th FW 2014 Instructor of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cline 355th FW 2014 Maintenance Training Manager of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Anna Wilson 355th FW 2014 Analyst…

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Give blood to sustain life

Posted February 1, 2019 by

The Armed Services Blood Program is conducting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Benko Gym.  It is open to all service members, their spouses and Defense Department civilians.    The ASBP is the official military blood program and sole provider of blood to Iraq and…

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Top 10 Things to Do in Tucson

Posted May 4, 2018 by

1. Arizona -Sonora Desert     Museum www.desertmuseum.org/ 2. International Wildlife    Museum www.thewildlifemuseum.org/ 3. Saguaro National Park www.saguaronationalpark.   com/ 4. San Xavier Mission www.sanxaviermission.org/ 5. O.K. Corral www.ok-corral.com/ 6. Biosphere 2 www.b2science.org/ 7. Sabino Canyon www.emol.org/tucson/sabino   canyon/index.html 8. Tucson Botanical Gardens www.tucsonbotanical.org/ 9. The Tombstone Epitaph www.tombstone-epitaph.     com/#epitaph 10. Pima…

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Safeguarding ground troops from above

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez 

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Roaring his way down the runway in a 43 thousand pound machine, Maj. Vincent Sherer pilots an A-10 Thunderbolt II into the skies of Afghanistan to provide overwatch and close air support for ground forces operating throughout the country. Sherer, a pilot with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force…

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