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355th SFS Airmen provide much needed protection down range

Posted December 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

Security Forces Airmen play a critical role in supporting the mission at D-M and down range. They are responsible for the safety and security of personnel, aircraft, and cargo. Recently a group of 355th Security Forces Squadron Airmen returned from a deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Most commonly defenders will provide ground security without having…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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Green thumbs for everyone

Posted December 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Desert Lightning Team 1st Six raised funds for a greenhouse to be built at the School Age Program here. “The DLT 1st Six is an organization on base that supports community outreach in the D-M area by providing assistance that would benefit the base, the Department of Defense members and their families,” said Tech….

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D-M Exchange’s return policy eases concerns

Posted December 5, 2013 by

According to ABC News, recipients of gifts returned as many as 37 percent of holiday purchases last year. But shoppers can rest easy knowing the Davis-Monthan Exchange makes holiday returns as easy as possible. “We know it’s hard to please everyone on your list,” said Davis-Monthan Exchange’s General Manager Cathy J. Ely. “There’s enough stress…

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Pilot for a day

Posted November 26, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Fifteen-year-old Austin Thacker sits in the cockpit of an HC-130J Combat King II. Austin is recovering from cancer. The “Pilot for a Day” program allows children who have serious or chronic conditions to go behind the scenes with a flying squadron here. Austin smiles while controlling an HC-130J Combat King II Simulator. Thacker and both…

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563rd Rescue Group practices rescue tactics

Posted November 21, 2013 by U.S. Air Force photos by 1st Lt Sarah Ruckriegle

An HH-60 Pavehawk from the 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., flies over Tucson during alternate insertion and extraction training with the pararescuemen of the 48th Rescue Squadron, Nov. 13 Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron rappels from a 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk during alternate insertion and extraction training…

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D-M Airmen honored during Phoenix Suns game

Posted November 21, 2013 by U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Master Sgt. David Biddinger, 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and his wife, Teresa Biddinger, stand center-court inside US Airways Center, Phoenix during a Phoenix Suns game Nov. 10. Sergeant Biddinger was honored during half-time for the critical medical assistance that he and seven other Airmen provided during the deadly 19-vehicle…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook)
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Helping them help you

Posted November 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The Airman and Family Readiness Center here caters to all members of the Desert Lightning Team, whether they are active-duty retirees or families. With such a broad customer base, the A&FRC sees a lot of business and they recently received a systems upgrade to increase the quality of their services. The facility received 24 computer…

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Local Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013 by

D-M men’s softball team to hold tryouts Nov. 7 – 8, 4:30 p.m. The men’s base softball team is scheduled to hold tryouts at the fields located behind the 12th Air Force headquarters building, Nov. 7-8 at 4:30 p.m. There will be 25 players selected to the team roster. Practices will be held weekly and…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu)
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Airmen find frightening ways to volunteer

Posted October 31, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Airmen from D-M received the opportunity to rack up volunteer hours in October by helping out at a local farm. More than 100 military members helped during Buckelew Farm’s “Terror in the Corn”; dressing up in costumes, providing security, and helping with make-up and moving props. Master Sgt. Manolito Carrabis, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron readiness and…

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A special thanks from Pima Air and Space Museum

Posted October 31, 2013 by

The Pima Air & Space Museum would like to thank all of the personnel from Davis-Monthan AFB who volunteered at our recent family events, Night Wings and Night of Fright.   Together, these events served more than 4,000 people in our community.  It’s a great feeling for us to be able to host these community events…

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