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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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Defense

DOD announces pilot tutoring program for service members

Posted  April 5, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AFNS) — Officials with the Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs…

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People and Places

Pararescueman looks to rejoin team despite losing leg

Posted  April 5, 2016

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, U.S. Air Force pararescueman, was sent to rescue a unit of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left, resulting in 20 surgeries over…

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Military family comes through in tragedy

Posted  April 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — I woke up last week to news that one of my closest friends’ town house in Maryland caught on fire at 4 a.m while they were sleeping, warm and cozy in their beds. Their neighbor woke them up, and she and her family – her husband, twin 1.5 year…

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Mixed Martial Airman

Posted  April 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The silence of a wooded courtyard is broken by the crack of flesh and bone against the base of a tree. It is legend that one who is trained in Muay Thai will be able to chop down a banana tree using their hardened shins. This legend drives a…

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CAF Month Fitness Challenges

Posted  April 4, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Desert Lightning Team Airmen participated in multiple fitness challenges to conclude D-M AFB’s Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Month, March 31. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal and fire emergency service flights hosted the Fire Department Fitness Challenge and the 355th Security Forces Squadron hosted the Defender Challenge. The…

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