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Free Brazilian jiujitsu class available at D-M

Posted October 27, 2015 by Airman Basic Nathan H.Barbour

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A free Brazilian jiujitsu class is available to adults with base access here. The class is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the Airman Leadership School, building 4455. Garrett Clark, a U.S. Air Force veteran, volunteered to take over D-M’s all-volunteer military combatives program in…

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D-M’s “Desert Boneyard” 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk

Posted October 27, 2015 by emmauribe

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – D-M is holding a 10k and 5k run/walk through the Boneyard on October 31 at 9 a.m. This run is open to the public and allows participants to take a 10k or 5k run through the world-famous AMARG, or “Boneyard.”  Spectators are welcome and can pay a separate registration…

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Load Crew of the Quarter contest

Posted October 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.,  — Select Airmen from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed against each other in a load crew of the quarter contest on the flightline, Oct. 2. The six Airmen, formed into two load crews, were chosen to compete in the contest. The objective of the contest was…

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Soaring Heights hosts National Night Out

Posted October 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Soaring Heights Communities hosted its 9th annual National Night Out event Oct. 7, 2015. The event helped educate residents about local first emergency responders. The event was intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organizations. “On base and…

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Expeditionary kitchen training at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Thirty Airmen attended expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Desert Lightning City, Sept. 29-30. The Air Combat Command funded training was hosted by Babington Technology to educate Airmen from D-M, Luke AFB, Arizona, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, on handling equipment in a single pallet expeditionary kitchen. The Airmen learned…

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563rd Rescue Group Airmen homecoming

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) U.S. Air Force Capt. Ronald Maxfield, 79th Rescue Squadron combat systems officer, embraces his family on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 9. Two HC-130J Combat King IIs and 25 Airmen returned from a 4-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

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CFC kicks off at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Nearly 200 people attended a Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off Breakfast at the Mirage Club, Sept. 10, which was held to inform attendees of the fundraiser and provide motivation to give while encouraging others to do the same. The theme this year, “You can change a life,” equates with the fact that…

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Hispanic Heritage Month at D-M

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Desert Lightning Team Airmen are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, the yearly appreciation of the heritage and cultural diversity of Hispanic Americans, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. On the authority of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, the theme for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans:…

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New trainer provides huge benefits for Compass Call crews

Posted October 13, 2015 by 55th Wing Public Affairs 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — After nearly five years in the works, the 55th Electronic Combat Group’s EC-130 Compass Call flight deck simulator went fully operational in June. The new $35 million weapons system trainer allows 55th ECG aircrew and maintenance members to perform multiple types of annual training without ever prepping an aircraft for a…

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Air Force Ball: Davis-Monthan through time

Posted October 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base held an Air Force Ball at the Tucson Convention Center, Ariz., Sept. 12. The ball is an annual Air Force tradition to celebrate the heritage and history of the U.S. Air Force. More than 750 military members attended the ball wearing the Air Force mess dress…

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