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Free Tax services opens on D-M

Posted February 5, 2015 by 355th Figher Wing Public Affairs 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center opened its doors for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel. There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time. “The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers,” according to Skip Barkley,…

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(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour)
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Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl XLIX

Posted January 29, 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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Free Tax services opens on Davis-Monthan

Posted January 29, 2015 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center opened its doors today for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel. There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time. “The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers,” according to Skip…

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355th Security Forces Squadron armory

Posted January 29, 2015 by

Senior Airman Deiron Armstead, 355th Security Forces Squadron arms room attendant, issues Staff Sgt. Tyler Rivas, 355th SFS NCO in charge of armory operations, a weapon at the armory at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Defenders who work flight line security, entry control, and patrol are issued weapons every day before their shift and return the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)
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355th CES creates portable water system

Posted January 15, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Water Fuels System Maintenance shop has developed an innovative portable water system for facilities that lose access to a potable water supply. The system was designed and developed by Karl Blair, 355th CES journeyman utility man, when he noticed that the shop’s water tank trailer was unusable. Under his guidance,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)
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D-M Airman receives early gift before the holidays

Posted January 8, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

What seemed to be a normal visit from base leadership to the Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management building, quickly unveiled itself to be a career-changing day for a young staff sergeant. The 355th Fighter Wing commander and command chief stopped by under the cover of discussing the success of a recent exercise. “I was under…

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355th Communications Squadron

Posted January 8, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Senior Airmen Kevin Davis and Garrett Leeper, 355th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technicians, perform a preventive maintenance inspection on a giant voice pole at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Dec. 22, 2014. Checking the poles and amplifiers ensures base emergency warning systems remain operational. Staff Sgt. Luis Permont, 355th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions…

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Guard Muster brings Arizona together

Posted December 18, 2014 by

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour) Arizona National Guard Soldiers from the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stand in formation on the field at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, Dec. 7 in Tempe. The formation, which was part of the Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo, was the first…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson)
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Thunderbolt bounces back after belly landingThunderbolt bounces back after belly landing

Posted December 11, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson

On the evening of Sept. 30, an A-10 stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was coming back to base for a routine landing after completing a standard sortie. Just when everything seemed to be going as planned, disaster struck! The main landing gear failed to extend, putting the pilot in a tough spot. During an…

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Davis-Monthan EOD detonates WW-II era mortar at Fort Huachuca

Posted December 11, 2014 by

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway on Fort Huachuca. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel…

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