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68th Rescue Flight

Posted December 2, 2016 by emmauribe

Mission: To instruct and train pararescuemen and combat rescue officers advanced skill upgrades and proficiency training in order to meet combat capability requirements and integration with joint combat forces in support of joint force commander/combatant commander taskings. Vision: Dedicated to developing a culture of holistic leaders, skilled in the art of land warfare and equipped…

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Detachment 3, Air Combat Command Training Support

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Det. 3 is one of 13 operations training development detachments located throughout Air Combat Command and was established Oct. 1, 1991, as a major command special activity when control for operations training development reverted from tactical training wings to Headquarters, Tactical Air Command. Description: Approximately 21 people are assigned to Det. 3. Represented specialties…

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923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Ensure rapid mobilization of HH-60G and HC-130J aircraft, and maintenance forces supporting combat/peacetime combat search and rescue operations. Vision: We aggressively maintain two elements of the rescue triad; we generate both vertical lift and fixed wing sorties … that others may live. Description: Maintains, services and inspects seven HC-130J, and nine HH-60G aircraft. Plans,…

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305th Rescue Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Trained and equipped to conduct combat search and rescue missions worldwide utilizing the HH-60G “Pavehawk” helicopter. Our primary mission is to penetrate enemy territory, to recover downed aircrew and return them to friendly forces. Additionally, we fly life-and-death search and rescue missions to help locate and recover injured people within the land and coastal…

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612th Air Communications Squadron

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: To provide premier Air & Space Operations Center weapon systems communications support and versatile deployable communications capability to the U.S. Southern Command. Vision: Deliver cutting-edge cyberspace capability enabling decisive combat power and responsive humanitarian assistance. Slogan: “On line on time”

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12th Air Force

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Mission: Enable combat-ready forces for rapid global employment; and receive, command and control, and employ joint air component assets to meet U.S. strategic objectives in the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility, across the full spectrum of operations. Description: Responsible for the combat readiness of seven active-duty wings and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate…

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B-52H, 61-007, 'Ghost Rider' departs Tinker AFB, Okla.
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Rider in the sky …

Posted December 2, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Hybers A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” heads home Sept. 27 to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where it will rejoin the B-52H fleet. After undergoing a nine-month overhaul and upgrade by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the B-52H left Tinker AFB. The historic aircraft…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman David English
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‘I will give you my best. I promise.’

Posted November 22, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich Smith

Brig. Gen. Andrew MacDonald took command of the 162nd Wing in a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Tucson International Airport.

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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Posted November 18, 2016 by

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.

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Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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For retirees, by retirees

Posted November 15, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Navy retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Allen Estes, D-M’s Retiree Activities Office manager, and his wife Barbara Estes, D-M’s RAO editor and receptionist, pose for a portrait at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Nov. 9, 2016. Alan and Barbara volunteer their time to provide services and information…

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