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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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55th RQS: The maintainers that keep HH-60Gs flying

The 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts training missions on a regular basis, but when the HH-60G Pave Hawk is grounded, a completely different crew handles the aircraft.

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D-M Airman wins MAJCOM-level award

From the moment an individual raises their right hand and repeats the Oath of Enlistment, they become an ambassador for the U.S. armed forces.

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Air Force’s first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement

After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retired March 6. King 52 was one of a few HC-130s converted to conduct rescue operations in the 1960s and tested at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.


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Second chance to fly: Pilot, cancer survivor reunite after 28 years

Posted  February 3, 2017

Marcus Foiles beamed with excitement as he piloted an A-10 in the skies over a virtual southern Arizona landscape.

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Invisible wounds still cause pain

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF- RICHARDSON — I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program, and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force…

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Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, Arnold

Posted  February 3, 2017

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama — The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex. Our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history —…

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Notice to claimants

Posted  February 3, 2017

Master Sgt. Eric Kieffer of the 68th Rescue Flight, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, passed away on Jan. 1, 2017. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Meaghan Maki, at 520-228-9258, or by email at meaghan.maki@us.af.mil.

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In briefs

Posted  February 3, 2017

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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