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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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Air Force weather director visits 25th OWS, forecasts future for 1W0X1s

Posted October 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Ralph Stoffler, Headquarters Air Force director of weather, visited the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 13. 2017.

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The Warrior Wall

Posted November 2, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. — In August of 2006, a patient lounge in the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group Contingency Aeromedical Staging Flight Facility at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, turned into a place where wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen could relax and write messages on the walls, forming what became known as the Walls of Balad….

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Participants of the “Color Me SAPR” 5K throw colored powder in the air after completing the run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 24, 2015.  More than 50 people took part in the run which was held to combat sexual assault and raise awareness for sexual assault prevention and response programs.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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‘Color Me SAPR’ 5K run held at D-M

Posted May 1, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) Participants of the “Color Me SAPR” 5K throw colored powder in the air after completing the run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 24. More than 50 people took part in the run which was held to combat sexual assault and raise awareness for sexual…

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Navy unit trains with D-M

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Sailors from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. conducted joint training with A-10C Thunderbolt II squadrons and Combat Search and Rescue units here Nov. 3-15, 2014. Five MH-60S Knighthawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 Black Knights flew with the 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons, as well as the 354th Fighter Squadron….

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Exchange Deputy Director focuses on making Airmen’s lives better

Posted January 25, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – — Army & Air Force Exchange Service Deputy Director Mike Immler is making it his mission to ensure the Exchange is doing all it can to serve Airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. To better understand how the Exchange can best meet the needs of the community, Immler met with…

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#InnovateDLT: Paperless

Posted March 28, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz — The 355th Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, reached out to Airmen of Davis-Monthan AFB to get ideas for innovating the base through a new initiative called Innovate DLT, which gives Airmen a direct line to Meger and allows them to define a problem or propose…

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Preparing the thunder

Posted June 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A new detachment here will aim to boost personnel recovery readiness across the military. Detachment 1 of the 414th Combat Training Squadron, out of Nellis AFB, Nevada, was activated today. The new detachment’s mission is to increase readiness by conducting exercises meant to train personnel recovery forces. Using an…

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