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79th RQS named top rescue squadron of 2018

Posted January 28, 2019 by Airman Frankie D. Moore

For the first time in its history, the 79th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., earned the That Others May Live Foundation Rescue Squadron of the Year Award in 2018. This annual award is presented to an active duty, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve rescue unit that scores the highest in…

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ACC highlights Air Force Outstanding Unit Award winners

Posted January 9, 2019 by

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. James M. Holmes, commander, recently announced the ACC winners of the 2018 ACC Air Force Outstanding Unit award and Air Force Organizational Excellence award: Air Force Outstanding Unit award winners: 12th Air Force, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air…

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D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Posted November 12, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 17-20, 2018.

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A legacy of valor: D-M Airmen receive prestigious award

Posted September 5, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

Courtesy photograph Airmen, friends and family take a group photo wishing Eric McOllough a speedy recovery at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2018. Brig. Gen. Stacy Hawkins, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, presented members of the 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group with the Command Civilian Award for Valor and other various awards…

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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

Posted June 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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355th SFS honors fallen defenders

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron stand in formation during a National Police Week retreat ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 18, 2018. National Police Week pays recognition to law enforcement members who lost their lives in the line of duty. 14…

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Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

Posted May 21, 2018 by

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

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Police week honors fallen defenders

Posted May 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

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D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year

Posted May 9, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.

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943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

Posted May 4, 2018 by LUKE JOHNSON

The 943rd Rescue Group finance office was recently awarded the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command’s Financial Analysis Office of the Year for their support of the group’s personnel recovery mission. The finance office efficiently handled more than $30 million in funding for the unit to support various deployments and other costs associated to ensure the…

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