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Raytheon delivers first SeeMe satellite to DARPA

Posted October 3, 2018 by

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon has delivered the first Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements, or SeeMe, satellite to DARPA. Assembled on the company’s advanced missile production lines, the new SeeMe satellite will provide greater situational awareness to soldiers on the ground. DARPA’s SeeMe program is designed to show that small satellites can be built affordably to give…

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Year in Review: June

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Senior Airman Mya Crosby 355th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment Airmen, also known as the Dirt Boyz, pose on top of the newly reconstructed Atterbury Wash and bridge June 28, 2017, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Dirt Boyz spent approximately 2,900 man hours and $157,000 on the project.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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The struggle of an imprisoned warrior

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Sweat and water mingled in dripping beads, caressing the cheeks of muddied Soldiers in a land rotting with war. It was early in the morning; the world was still black with a sleeping sun. In anticipation, U.S. Army Pvt. Tony Gargano, in Fox Company, waited to launch a secret attack…

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A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration

Posted January 24, 2018 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

While all members of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II.

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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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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

Posted February 5, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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43rd ECS

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Provides warfighting commanders with combat-ready EC-130H COMPASS CALL aircraft and aircrews trained to execute combat information warfare operations in order to degrade the transfer of information essential to enemy weapon systems and battlefield resource command and control. Vision: Combat-ready Airmen delivering electronic attack at a moment’s notice … anywhere! Description: Also known as the…

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HT Arizona May 19

Posted May 19, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mia R. Mendoza Molina graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete…

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New command chief takes reins

Posted March 2, 2018 by Senior Airman David English 162nd Wing,

The 162 Wing, based in Tucson, Ariz., celebrated as Joint Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt. of the National Guard Armando A. Gonzalez relinquished responsibility as the 162nd Wing Command Chief to Chief Master Sgt. Charles H. Neal during the Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the Desert Rose Dining Facility Feb. 11, 2018.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)
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Innovating fitness

Posted February 10, 2016 by Nathan Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing commander invited U.S. Airmen to showcase their original ideas during the Innovate DLT event. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Camille Galang, 355th Fighter Wing Command Post emergency action controller, was one of the nine innovators presenting their ideas to the panel; which included the 355 FW commander…

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