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48th RQS trains for the real deal

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

While many Airmen from D-M were finishing up their day, some Pararescuemen were beginning theirs, on the evening of April 14. The 48th Rescue Squadron conducted a pre-deployment training exercise to teach, train and test Airmen on mass casualty treatment, evacuation, extrication, confined space and collapsed structure rescue. “This mass casualty (exercise) was different simply…

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D-M Airmen participate in exercise Cactus Flag

Posted December 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Airment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the annual Cactus Flag exercise, which began operations Dec. 4, 2017.

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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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563rd RQG Annual Spouse Appreciation Day 2018

Posted March 23, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore A spouse embraces her daughter after an HH-60G Pavehawk orientation flight during the 563rd Rescue Group’s annual Spouse Appreciation Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 17, 2018. This year’s celebration provided HH-60 and HC-130J Combat King II orientation flights to 563rd RQG spouses….

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A prisoner’s war

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — It began as a civil war, but would soon become an international affair when the United Nations decided to join and support South Korea against North Korea and its ally, the People’s Republic of China. One man found himself caught in the middle of it all. Ray “Doc” Frazier, was a…

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D-M Fire Department’s new accreditation provides safer future for the base and community

Posted April 21, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

The 355th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Emergency Services at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., received Accredited Agency status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International March 22, 2017.

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Weather Airmen given education opportunity

Posted June 20, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Dr. Martha Whitaker, University of Arizona Professor of Hydrology, goes over an online atmospheric science bachelor degree program to members of the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 16, 2018. The program is tailored specifically for active duty Airmen interested…

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San Antonio civic leaders go west, experience Total Force

Posted November 29, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño

"Go west, young man" American author Horace Greeley said about America's expansion westward. Recently, 22 civic leaders from the San Antonio area did just that during the 433rd Airlift Wing's Civic Leaders' Tour to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 16-17, 2017.

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Raytheon, US Army improve TOW missile

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Army photograph Raytheon systems like the TOW missile enable ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armored and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions. TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $21 million contract to develop a new propulsion system for the venerable TOW® missile. The contract funds a three-year effort…

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(USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden)
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D-M to hold operational readiness exercise

Posted November 3, 2015 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Davis-Monthan AFB will be conducting a routine operational readiness exercise Nov. 3-5.  Please be advised there will be increased activity on the base during the exercise. During the exercise period, alarms, sirens and loudspeaker announcements may be heard at residences on and near the base. These exercises are held…

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