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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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Air Force

HH-60G Pave Hawk

Posted  March 4, 2016

Mission The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA…

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MP10-0687 HC/MC recapitalization program first flight
Air Force

HC-130J Combat King II

Posted  March 4, 2016

The HC-130J replaces HC-130P/Ns as the only dedicated fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. It is an extended-range version of the C-130J Hercules transport. Its mission is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander directed recovery operations to austere airfields and denied territory for expeditionary, all weather personnel recovery operations to include…

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Air Force

F-35A Lightning II Conventional Takeoff and Landing Variant

Posted  March 4, 2016

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which…

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A long, long time in the air
Air Force

A-10C Thunderbolt II

Posted  March 4, 2016

The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in…

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T-38 Talon crashes at Sheppard AFB
Air Force

T-38 Talon

Posted  March 4, 2016

The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Air Education and Training Command is the primary user of the T-38 for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training. Air Combat Command, Air Force…

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