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D-M proves lethality during readiness exercise

The 355th Wing at Davivs-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continues to lead the Air Force in high-end operational readiness as it proves the "Dynamic Wing" construct during exercise Bushwhacker 19-05.

Air Force

CAS teams help Airmen meet new challenges

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high-end fight. The base and Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little…

World

World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Thunder, lightning on display at D-M air show

Stephanie Lee Smith RV-8 Stephanie Lee Smith Chuck Helton U.S. Air Force Parachute Team Wings of Blue Demo Stephanie Lee Smith Heritage Flight Stephanie Lee Smith U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon Chuck Helton F-22 Raptor Chuck Helton HH-60G Pave Hawk Chuck Helton A-10 pyrotechnic display

Air Force

2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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Local

355th Fighter Wing gains new commander

Posted  August 10, 2016

Col. Scott Campbell assumed command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from Col. James Meger during a change of command ceremony at the base Aug. 5.

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Air Force

Cold War and war in Korea

Posted  September 1, 2017

In practice, the Army Air Forces became virtually independent of the Army during World War II, but its leaders wanted formal independence. In November 1945, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became Army Chief of Staff, while Gen. Carl Spaatz began to assume the duties of Commanding General, Army Air Forces, in anticipation of Arnold’s announced retirement….

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Air Force

Bergdorf: Odyssey of an Airman

Posted  May 11, 2016

Beale Air Force Base Calif. — The calmness prior to an engagement with enemy combatants resembles the calmness before a storm. The air is still and sounds are quiet, life is bliss and then in a moments instance muzzle flashes erupt, bullets are whistling by your head and rocket-propelled-grenades are exploding. Chaos engulfs around you,…

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68th RQS conducts jump training

Posted  October 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 68th Rescue Squadron waits for a jumpmaster personnel inspection at the Marana Regional Airport in Marana, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2017. The JMPI ensures equipment is correctly rigged before a jump. MARANA, Ariz.–The 68th Rescue Squadron held jump upgrade training…

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A-10 demonstration team to perform during 2018 airshow season

Posted  October 6, 2017

The U.S. Air Force A-10 demonstration team will once again display the capabilities of the Thunderbolt II at approximately 14 shows throughout the 2018 airshow season. The A-10 demonstration team last flew in 2011. The A-10 flew exclusively with the Air Force Heritage Flight program in 2012 and 2017. Specifically designed for close-air support, the…

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