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305th Rescue Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Trained and equipped to conduct combat search and rescue missions worldwide utilizing the HH-60G “Pavehawk” helicopter. Our primary mission is to penetrate enemy territory, to recover downed aircrew and return them to friendly forces. Additionally, we fly life-and-death search and rescue missions to help locate and recover injured people within the land and coastal…

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612th Air Communications Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: To provide premier Air & Space Operations Center weapon systems communications support and versatile deployable communications capability to the U.S. Southern Command. Vision: Deliver cutting-edge cyberspace capability enabling decisive combat power and responsive humanitarian assistance. Slogan: “On line on time”

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12th Air Force

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Enable combat-ready forces for rapid global employment; and receive, command and control, and employ joint air component assets to meet U.S. strategic objectives in the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility, across the full spectrum of operations. Description: Responsible for the combat readiness of seven active-duty wings and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate…

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B-52H, 61-007, 'Ghost Rider' departs Tinker AFB, Okla.
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Rider in the sky …

Posted December 2, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Hybers A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” heads home Sept. 27 to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where it will rejoin the B-52H fleet. After undergoing a nine-month overhaul and upgrade by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the B-52H left Tinker AFB. The historic aircraft…

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‘I will give you my best. I promise.’

Posted November 22, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich Smith

Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald took command of the 162nd Wing in a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Tucson International Airport.

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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.

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For retirees, by retirees

Posted November 15, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Navy retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Allen Estes, D-M’s Retiree Activities Office manager, and his wife Barbara Estes, D-M’s RAO editor and receptionist, pose for a portrait at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Nov. 9, 2016. Alan and Barbara volunteer their time to provide services and information…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby
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AFREP cuts costs with in-house repairs

Posted November 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

The Air Force has tens of thousands of pieces of equipment in its inventory. Coming across broken components is inevitable.

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Gunning for Success

Posted October 31, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

The A-10C Thunderbolt II’s arsenal creates a sound that is unforgettable; it puts fear into our enemies and exhilarates our forces.

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48th RQS maintains AIE proficiency

Posted October 24, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained…

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