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A-10 West Heritage Flight Team returns to the skies

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10…

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Relationships built through maintenance expertise

Posted March 24, 2017 by 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

The United States Air Force’s commitment to develop partner nation air forces is sometimes accomplished one officer at a time, and the Arizona Air National Guard is offering one of its best assets to the exchange program---maintenance experience.

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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

Posted March 15, 2017 by Paul Davenport

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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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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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan Staff Sgt. Eric Fullmer, 563d Operations Support Squadron, scans through a window while acting as an oppositional force member, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Playas Training and Research Center, N.M. OPFOR is a role designed to simulate downrange threats and complicate training objectives with the ultimate goal…

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Airmen, Marines ‘TRAPped’ in desert

Posted March 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash

The thunderous sound of an MV-22 Osprey echoes over an open field as it lands. Emerging from its lowered door is the I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, Calif., who advance on the New Mexican desert to fulfill their objective: find the downed aircrew and bring them home safely.

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Claims notice for Airman First Class Ashley R. Quinonez

Posted March 6, 2017 by

A1C Ashley R. Quinonez of the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., passed away Feb. 23, 2017. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Lt. Jared Dewey at 719-963-2176 or via e-mail at jared.dewey.2@us.af.mil.

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55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

Posted February 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

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162nd Wing MAGIC

Posted February 15, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport held the 7th annual My Air Guard Incentive Career, or MAGIC event at Pima Community College West Campus Feb. 11-12.

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Heritage Flight 2017: 20 years of training

Posted February 10, 2017 by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffe

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Massey Three F-86 Sabres and a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 6, 2016. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force…

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