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D-M PJs rapidly respond during Open House

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Six pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron were first responders at a scene during D-M’s Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House, April 12, 2014. During the event, an individual suddenly had a heart attack and fell over. The episode happened directly in front of the 48th RQS display, which expedited life-saving procedures. “We…

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Santa’s in Blue 2016

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Santa Claus holds hands with students after landing in an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Santa’s in Blue event at San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2016. This year, Santa delivered gifts donated by D-M Airmen to more than 1,000 students at four different schools in the Tucson area.   Air Force…

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Year in Review: May

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Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos Pararescuemen with the 58th Rescue Squadron prepare for aerial transport during a personnel recovery scenario at Pond Lading Zone during Angel Thunder 17 in Tucson, Ariz., May 11, 2017. Angel Thunder is a two-week, Air Combat Command-sponsored, joint certified and accredited personnel recovery exercise focused on search and rescue. The exercise…

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Year in Review: April

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Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Wanda Wolosky, Holocaust survivor, lights a candle during a Holocaust remembrance ceremony April 24, 2017, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The ceremony was held to honor the 6 million Jews and millions of others that lost their lives during the Holocaust.

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Students wear red, white and blue to honor Month of the Military Child

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau) Students of Borman Elementary School gather together for a flag raising ceremony and wear red, white and blue clothing to honor the Month of the Military Child at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 10. During the ceremony, the children listened to guest speakers, recited the…

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Airman cleared to land AF-level award

Posted August 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective.

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted August 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance…

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What to know about Fitness Assessments

Posted November 19, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — The Air Force’s Fitness Assessment is one of the many opportunities for Airmen to display their Core Values. When it comes to this assessment, Airmen here must know what to expect, what to avoid, and how to prepare in order to exceed. FA sessions are scheduled here Monday through Friday at…

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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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History of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted March 4, 2016 by

On July 1, 1971 the Air Force reactivated the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Davis-Monthan with the Vought A-7D Corsair II as the primary weapon system. In early 1975 the 355 TFW prepared for conversion to the nameless Fairchild Republic A-10 (it would be nearly three years before the name Thunderbolt II was officially…

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