Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski
Local

355th Fighter Wing gains new commander

Posted August 10, 2016 by Amn. Nathan H. Barbour

Col. Scott Campbell assumed command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from Col. James Meger during a change of command ceremony at the base Aug. 5.

Full Story »

Local

Hometown Heroes

Posted August 10, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Luis H. Vazquez Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo by Carolyn Herrick)
Local

‘We’re the last to let you down’: Rigger trades active-duty career for Guardian Angel mission

Posted August 5, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Before a pararescueman jumps out the back of a cargo plane, the last thing on his mind should be whether or not his parachute will deploy. He shouldn’t wonder, before he jumps into a black abyss of water, if the jet ski package will be intact after its descent….

Full Story »

AFMC Commander and Command Chief visit with D-M
Local

AFMC Commander and Command Chief visit D-M

Posted August 5, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force General Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, arrive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2016. Air Force Materiel Command develops, acquires and sustains the aerospace power needed to defend the United States through…

Full Story »

(Courtesy photo)
Local

Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted August 3, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance…

Full Story »

U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released)
Local

Food for thought

Posted July 21, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to…

Full Story »

Local

Airman participates in EOD immersion

Posted July 14, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Leaving a career field can be a scary proposition for an Airman who has been performing and learning the ins and outs of their job for the better part of a decade. The new career they choose may or may not be a good fit. Despite that, Staff Sgt. Michael…

Full Story »

Fraud_pict
Local

Entitlement Fraud

Posted July 7, 2016 by Special Agent Rob Fields

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Allegations of pay and allowance fraud here are always a serious concern. Throughout our Air Force, recent allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the US government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage and potential recoveries. Given the…

Full Story »

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
Local

Mastering the jump

Posted July 5, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — In order to run a combat free fall jump and deploy Airmen safely from an aircraft at high altitudes, there has to be someone specially trained to direct the operation. They must be highly proficient in every component of the jump process, from ensuring equipment is donned properly, to coordinating…

Full Story »

Voting_pict
Local

Do your part and send your vote home!

Posted June 30, 2016 by By Installation Voting Assistance Office

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The ability to cast your vote and elect officials is a fundamental right that all U.S. service members defend on a daily basis. For many military members and their families, driving to a voting center and casting a ballot on Election Day is not possible. With the U.S. Presidential…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.