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563rd Rescue Group

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: To organize, train and equip Air Force rescue to rapidly deploy and execute personnel recovery missions worldwide in support of national security objectives. Description: Directs flying operations for one of only two active-duty Air Force rescue groups dedicated to personnel recovery. The group is responsible for training, readiness and maintenance of one HC-130 squadron…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
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55th RQS: The maintainers that keep HH-60Gs flying

Posted March 15, 2017 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

The 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts training missions on a regular basis, but when the HH-60G Pave Hawk is grounded, a completely different crew handles the aircraft.

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UTMs volunteer to strengthen gap

Posted August 4, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — How do 924th Fighter Group Reservists stay proficient when only working two days a month? With the dedicated effort between the supervisors and unit training managers. Tech. Sgt. Stacie Riley and Staff Sgt. Kelvin Barnes are the 924th FG’s unit training managers, and they both volunteered to help strengthen…

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Chaplains host coping with grief workshop

Posted December 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Tech. Sgt. Huey Wyche, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instrumental flight control systems technician, discusses a past grieving experience with Capt. Thomas Webb, 355th Fighter Wing chaplain, during the coping with grief workshop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2017. The coping with grief workshop…

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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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Hometown News

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Army Pvt. Leila Y. Araiza Zozaya Army Pvt. Leila Y. Araiza Zozaya has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare…

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355th Communication Squadron stands up call center

Posted April 10, 2015 by 1st Lt. Sarah Answine

On April 1, the 355th Communications Squadron launched a new call center here for D-M customers to receive local customer support from the 355th Cobras rather than from The Enterprise Service Desk. Customers should continue using the virtual ESD Help Desk Application first that can be found on your desktop.  By utilizing the Help Desk…

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Free Tax services opens on D-M

Posted February 20, 2015 by 355th Figher Wing Public Affairs 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center is no open 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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The Wrestling Airman

Posted February 10, 2016 by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Two villains jumped in the wrestling ring and started to yell at the crowd. Loud boos and insults were hurled back in response. The show was sold out, the crowd had warmed up after watching some preliminary matches, and it was time for a big tag team match. Everyone was waiting…

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Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt

Posted April 14, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is commonly understood a unique bond exists between an Airman and his aircraft. Since the days shortly after World War II, this particular piece of land, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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