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563rd Rescue Group Airmen homecoming

Posted October 13, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) U.S. Air Force Capt. Ronald Maxfield, 79th Rescue Squadron combat systems officer, embraces his family on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 9. Two HC-130J Combat King IIs and 25 Airmen returned from a 4-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

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Angel Thunder 2015 wraps up

Posted June 12, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) The blades of German Air Force CH-53GS begin to spin before being boarded by German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 7. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise. D-M hosted 11 partner nations…

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Davis-Monthan Airman helps Tucsonan

Posted March 27, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

One weather forecaster’s self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car accident outside the gates of Davis-Monthan. Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, was escorting a fellow Airman after undergoing a surgery, when the accident occurred. “We were sitting at the intersection of Speedway and Kolb,” said Boone….

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AZ Congressional Delegation visits D-M

Posted January 9, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lorin Schlecht, 48th Rescue Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, shakes hands with Sen. John McCain here Dec. 18, 2014. Sens. McCain and Jeff Flake, as well as Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, were visiting several military installations across…

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So here I am

Posted March 1, 2016 by Master Sgt. Nichelle S. Hunter Nichols Superintendent

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — As I sit and ponder on what Black History Month means to me, I can’t help but to wonder, am I wrong for wanting to celebrate and remember those who have come before us and those who are still making a difference today?  For me, this month is a…

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Holocaust Day of Remembrance 2016

Posted May 16, 2016 by Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Eight holocaust survivors told their harrowing tales of survival during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at the Dove Chapel May 9. Dessert lightning team members were invited to listen to holocaust survivors’ personal stories and participate in a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who were lost. Sidney Finkel,…

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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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79th Rescue Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Maintains combat-ready status with six HC-130J aircraft and provides rapidly deployable, expeditionary personnel recovery forces to combatant commanders for contingency/crisis response operations worldwide. The 79th Rescue Squadron specializes in the rescue of isolated personnel from austere airfields in denied territory using night vision goggles as well as conducts adverse weather, low level, airdrop, air…

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In briefs

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Blue Angels to perform at 2018 Open House The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be the main aerial demonstration March 17 and 18, 2018, for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Open House. For more information on the Blue Angels, go to www.blueangels.navy.mil. For more information, call the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 520-228-3407 or…

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Third generation pilot comes to D-M AFB

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of 14th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

Editor’s note: This article was written with contributions by retired Lt. Col. Curtis Hughes. COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — When one Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate pinned on his Air Force wings, June 9, he became the third generation of Air Force fighter pilots in his family. Second Lt. Curtis Hunter Hughes…

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