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VQ construction to begin this week

Posted July 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force image A graphic illustrates the location of construction of a new visiting quarters facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Heritage Inn visiting quarters, estimated to cost approximately $44 million, will provide Airmen and government civilian employees a contemporary lodging experience. The construction of a new visiting quarters facility is scheduled to…

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D-M Airmen take on Alpha Warrior Competition

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

The 355th Force Support Squadron hosted the Alpha Warrior Competition at the Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 21. 2017.

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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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U.S. Navy fires first Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes

Posted July 19, 2017 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–For the first time, the U.S. Navy test fired two Raytheon-built Tomahawk cruise missiles from new submarine payload tubes on the Virginia-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784). The tests, in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida, proved the submarine’s ability to load, carry and vertically launch Tomahawk missiles from the new Block III Virginia Payload…

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563rd Rescue Group changes command

Posted July 17, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski Col. Jennifer Short, 23rd Wing commander, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., passes the guidon to Col. Jason Pifer, newly appointed 563rd Rescue Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. Pifer is a combat rescue officer and prior…

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First sergeants give back to D-M community

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This…

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D-M firefighters snuff golf course blaze

Posted July 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski Scorch marks litter the earth around a palm tree after it was struck by lightning the night before at the General William Blanchard Golf Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 16, 2017. The lightning struck the tree adjacent to the green area on the golf…

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Third generation pilot comes to D-M AFB

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of 14th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

Editor’s note: This article was written with contributions by retired Lt. Col. Curtis Hughes. COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — When one Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate pinned on his Air Force wings, June 9, he became the third generation of Air Force fighter pilots in his family. Second Lt. Curtis Hunter Hughes…

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New lodging at D-M …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Daniel Baker, the 355th Force Support Squadron lodging general manager, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s lodging team perform a ceremonial groundbreaking June 9 for the Inn at Davis-Monthan AFB. Construction of the new lodging facilities is scheduled to be completed between January and February of 2019.

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Monsoon prep: Dirt Boyz can dig it

Posted July 7, 2017 by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment Airmen rebuilt Atterbury Wash at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 28, 2017.

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