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Air Force ICTs make a comeback

While A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly high above the desert mountains, U.S. Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona await the airframe’s arrival on the flight line below, anticipating the workload to come.

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F-35 demos new bag of tricks at D-M air show

As one of the premier acts at the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March 23 and 24 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team has something new in its bag of tricks. Capt. Andrew Olson, demonstration team commander and pilot, has spent much of the last three months designing,…

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Digital guardians ward off cyber attacks

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain. As a result of sensitive information being distributed digitally, cyber-attacks have become more prevalent as technology progresses. These attacks can wreak havoc on mediums ranging from personal cell phones to complex…

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hỏa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Pilot who flew last WWII combat mission passes

ARLINGTON, Va. — Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. Yellin enlisted two months after Pearl Harbor on his 18th birthday. After graduating from Luke Air Field, as a fighter pilot…


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563rd Rescue Group Airmen homecoming

Posted  October 13, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) U.S. Air Force Capt. Ronald Maxfield, 79th Rescue Squadron combat systems officer, embraces his family on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 9. Two HC-130J Combat King IIs and 25 Airmen returned from a 4-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 11

Posted  January 11, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, President Obama says farewell to service members and new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III are saving the Air Force money.

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Invisible wounds still cause pain

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF- RICHARDSON — I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program, and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force…

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79th RQS and 923rd AMXS return from deployment

Posted  December 14, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Airmen from the 79th Rescue Squadron and 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned home from deployment Dec. 7 and 10. The HC-130J Combat King II aircrews and maintainers were deployed for three months to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the first time in five years that all…

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Attitude of gratitude is Airman’s story of resilience

Posted  February 2, 2018

“I already got my running blade,” said an enthusiastic Maj. Stephanie Proellochs. After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family. “Since I started walking on my prosthesis there are…

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