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Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit.

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First sergeants give back to D-M community

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This…

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New lodging at D-M …

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Daniel Baker, the 355th Force Support Squadron lodging general manager, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s lodging team perform a ceremonial groundbreaking June 9 for the Inn at Davis-Monthan AFB. Construction of the new lodging facilities is scheduled to be completed between January and February of 2019.

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Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero

QUANTICO, Va. — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters presented the Bronze Star Medal to the brother of the first OSI fallen hero, nearly 50 years after he was killed in action. During its first Celebration of Life event May 22, OSI also remembered the lives and honored the legacies of its 16…

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Unbroken bond: MWDs defend coalition, secure base

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Dogs are believed by many to be man’s best friend. They have been companions to humans for hundreds of years. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working…


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The mission essential factors of diversity and inclusion

Posted  July 6, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — Though Air National Guardsmen wear the same shade of green on their Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits, Chief Master Sgt. Jacinta Figueroa points to how variety is important when it comes to the mindset of the 162nd Wing Airman. “You don’t want to color with the same crayon because everything is going to…

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Mastering the jump

Posted  July 5, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — In order to run a combat free fall jump and deploy Airmen safely from an aircraft at high altitudes, there has to be someone specially trained to direct the operation. They must be highly proficient in every component of the jump process, from ensuring equipment is donned properly, to coordinating…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted  June 30, 2016

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Do your part and send your vote home!

Posted  June 30, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The ability to cast your vote and elect officials is a fundamental right that all U.S. service members defend on a daily basis. For many military members and their families, driving to a voting center and casting a ballot on Election Day is not possible. With the U.S. Presidential…

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A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS

Posted  June 30, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.- The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting: “’Gentlemen . . . and ma’am.’” For Capt. Jessica Wyble, 66th Weapons Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, the last word leaving the briefer’s mouth…

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