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AMUs go warhead to head during load competition

Posted October 12, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated…

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Training detachment expands maintainers’ knowledge AF-wide

Posted October 10, 2016 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.

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Pioneering new ground

Posted October 7, 2016 by Maj. Shannon Vinson

As the Air Force Reserve Command’s only unit-equipped, both actively and classically associated organization, the 924th Fighter Group stood up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., in the spring of 2014.

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355th SFS: A day in the life of a defender

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force military working dog Ootter, assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, barks at another 355th SFS member during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebaration

Posted October 7, 2016 by Story by Jennifer Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – September is Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Irwin and over 150 Soldiers and family members attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center, Wed. The guest speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric J. Vidal, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR Command Sergeant Major, shared his experiences of growing up in…

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12th AF (AFSOUTH) welcomes new commander

Posted October 5, 2016 by

The airmen of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern welcomed a new commander during a ceremony Oct. 3 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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309th AMARG transfers aircraft to PAF

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour A C-130T stages before executing a functional-check flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2016. The aircraft will be transferred to the 220th Airlift Wing to support personnel and supply movement as well as disaster relief efforts.   Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H….

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U.S., Afghan Air Force partner in first personnel recovery exercise

Posted September 23, 2016 by

The 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, TAAC-Air, Afghan Pilots and service members, took part in a multitude of different mission rehearsals, to include protecting isolated personnel from the air, A-29 striking targets on the ground, SERE tactics, combat search and rescue of isolated personnel, hoisting individuals, etc.

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EM visits school for National Preparedness Month

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Airmen from the emergency management shop and sixth-grade students from Borman Elementary School pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2016. The emergency management team’s goal was to teach the kids about reacting to natural disasters to help alleviate some of…

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48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training

Posted September 23, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in a great number of rescue techniques. When they aren’t deployed, they are honing their skills and learning new ones.

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