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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…


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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims
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Santas in Blue 2017

Posted  December 18, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Santa Claus arrives with Col. Chad Balettie, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Hurt, 355th Maintenance Group superintendent, by helicopter to San Xavier Misson School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2017. Each year, Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., visit schools…

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D-M Airmen participate in exercise Cactus Flag

Posted  December 13, 2017

Airment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the annual Cactus Flag exercise, which began operations Dec. 4, 2017.

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Defense

Raytheon completes first lot production of Small Diameter Bomb II

Posted  December 13, 2017

Raytheon has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb II, a new  weapon that will give fighter pilots the ability to destroy moving targets at any time and in all-weather conditions. The U.S. Air Force has also contracted with Raytheon to produce Lots 2 and 3. The SDB II™ bomb is a gliding…

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Events

2018 Thunder and Lightning Open House rescheduled for 2019

Posted  December 8, 2017

The 2018 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Open House slated for March 17-18 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has been rescheduled to March 23-24, 2019.  The air show was moved to better accommodate performer requirements and give Arizona the chance to host an airshow annually by establishing alternating years for Luke Air Force Base…

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Health & Safety

When using heaters, beware of carbon monoxide

Posted  December 8, 2017

As the temperature drop here in the Sonoran desert the time has finally arrived to turn on your heaters. With that there is an increased risk of carbon monoxide being produced in your home. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and is often called the invisible killer and can have devastating results for…

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