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Wing leadership joins FSS in unit immersion

The 355th Fighter Wing’s top leadership participated in a unit immersion with the 355th Force Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2017.

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Lauren Gao Health & Safety

Breaking the stigma: Herschel Walker spotlights mental fitness to D-M Airmen

Herschel Walker, former NFL running back and Patriot Support Program spokesman, shared his experiences about leadership and mental illness with Airmen and civilians at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Local

Airman assists veteran during medical crisis

After a long day of work, Senior Airman Keith Buckman, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., returned to his home to get some well-deserved rest.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Health & Safety

SERE teaches SPEAR: Airmen learn primal defense tactics

For the first time since learning the course themselves, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists hosted a two-hour-long introductory course in the combative system of Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28.


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Medical Airman saves newborn minutes from death

Posted  October 6, 2017

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. ­— After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked. For Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to…

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Davis-Monthan, Spangdahlem earn Innkeeper Awards

Posted  October 6, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, were named the 2017 Air Force Innkeeper Award winners. Davis-Monthan and Spangdahlem were among eight finalists in two categories. Davis-Monthan won the large category (286 rooms or more) while Spangdahlem won the small category (285 rooms or fewer). “The hard…

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42nd ECS sim gets new glass cockpit with view

Posted  October 6, 2017

The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron celebrated a re-opening Sept. 22 of their EC-130H Compass Call flight deck simulator. The upgraded flight simulator features the EC-130Hs new glass cockpit, which allows pilots to keep up with the aviation community and civilian advances. “With this upgrade, we are now capable of flying and navigating safely around the…

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Chairman tells senate erosion of military must stop

Posted  October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON ­— The erosion of American military capabilities is real and must be halted, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee Sept. 26. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford asked members of the committee to provide adequate, stable budgets so that the Defense Department can fight today’s battles, and…

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15th SOS evacuates med students after hurricane

Posted  October 6, 2017

BARBADOS  —  Aircrew members with the 15th Special Operations Squadron deployed from Hurlburt Field, Florida, evacuated 19 medical students from the island of Dominica Sept. 23, 2017, after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Air Commandos flew through the night after being tasked on short notice, then volunteered again to rush to the aid…

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