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Splish splash: Hog, Compass Call get a bath

Posted July 28, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Cass Michael X. Beyer A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II rests in a wash rack at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 25, 2017. The A-10 recently returned from a deployment to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.   Air Force photograph…

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Citizen-Warrior: Military, police work go hand-in-hand for Guard member

Posted November 5, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

Air Force Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Acosta, a security forces specialist with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson, said he felt fortunate to belong to an Arizona-based unit when he deployed to Kuwait last summer.

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306th RQS to receive new training facility

Posted April 30, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

The construction of the 306th Rescue Squadron‘s new training facility is underway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The new building will finally house all 306th RQS agencies under one roof.

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Ready for anything

Posted February 8, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore Tech. Sgt. Edward Israel, 355th Wing Inspector General inspector, examines the processes of a simulated aircraft crash exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2019. As an examiner, Israel must take note of faults in the exercise so they may be fixed for real world…

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FARP: Land, refuel, leave

Posted February 20, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate

In the darkness of night, forward area refueling point team members wait for an HC-130J Combat King II to land – marking the start of training.

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Purple Heart recipient parking space unveiled at D-M AFB

Posted February 8, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –  — A parking space was dedicated to Purple Heart Medal recipients in the parking lot of the Exchange Feb. 4th. One of six active duty members on base who have received the Purple Heart, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Disney, 48th Rescue Squadron superintendent, spoke during the dedication ceremony….

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D-M all clear after lockdown

Posted February 3, 2017 by

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE — At approximately 9:50 a.m. Jan. 23, a member in the vicinity of the flightline reported what was believed to be sounds of gunshots. Out of an abundance of caution, lockdown procedures for the base were initiated. Priority was given to clearing the Child Development Centers and on-base schools in addition…

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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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D-M, military retirees have $1.47 billion impact on local community

Posted March 6, 2015 by

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all assigned and employed personnel; construction expenditures; and an estimated number and dollar value…

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D-M hosts another Hawgsmoke

Posted June 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted this year’s Hawgsmoke competition June 1-3. The biennial competition focused on tactics the aircraft can employ during combat operations. This year’s event concentrated on two major areas: the tactical massing of fires in minimum time in an opposed environment, and conventional weapons delivery. The…

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