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Dreamliner lands, defuels at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 16, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 26. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials rather than aluminum. A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed on…

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Joint and Coalition forces train at the firing range

Posted May 22, 2014 by U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman

German Air Force Rangers practice various firing tactics during Exercise ANGEL THUNDER at Three Points Firing Range in Tucson on May 12. ANGEL THUNDER is the only exercise in the Department of Defense covering personnel recovery training across the full spectrum of irregular and conventional warfare and has become the world’s largest and most complex…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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D-M law enforcement recognizes National Police Week

Posted May 21, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

Law enforcement agencies at Davis-Monthan celebrated National Police Week here during the week of May 11-15. National Police Week focuses on remembering law enforcement officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The week consisted of several activities including a combat arms firing competition where agencies convened at the Combat Arms Training…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths
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A chief’s recollection

Posted February 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Chief Master Sgt. Dawna Cnota, 355th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, joined the Air Force 27 years ago as security police law enforcement, now known as security forces.

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355th LRS plays key role in hosting rare aircraft

Posted May 29, 2014 by Master Sgt. Richard Stone

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base had the rare opportunity to host two of the world’s largest cargo aircraft May 5-6. The Antonov An-124 and the C-5 Galaxy were present in support of two Air Force exercises. In a total team effort, the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment and distribution flight stood ready for the challenge. The…

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700 students in military families earn scholarship awards

Posted July 1, 2015 by Mike Perron

  FORT LEE, Va., – Seven hundred students of military families will each receive a $2,000 scholarship this year, thanks to the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program. The scholarship, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality…

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D-M to host first Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk

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The Davis-Monthan AFB Fitness Center will host the first Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk April 27 at 8 a.m. The course navigates through hundreds of historic military aircraft stored and maintained by the 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group here. The 309th AMARG provides depot-level maintenance, aircraft regeneration, storage and preservation, aircraft parts reclamation and…

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AF focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions

Posted July 24, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21. This follows the recent Air Force announcement on headquarters organization and staffing reductions. Those changes are designed to eliminate redundant activities and improve efficiencies while also satisfying…

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Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen

The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable temperature. The smell of rain drifts on the desert wind. Finally a blinding flash and sonic boom is released to signal the beginning of a desert storm. Like two sides of a coin, Arizona offers over 100 degree…

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Women’s History Month Series: Lt. Col. Jennifer Short

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

Lt. Col. Jennifer Short, 358th Fighter Squadron commander, is one of nearly 20 female A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots Air Force-wide. Short grew up in a military family. Her dad was a fighter pilot, and her brother went to the Air Force Academy when she was in high school.

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