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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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55th RQS: The maintainers that keep HH-60Gs flying

The 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts training missions on a regular basis, but when the HH-60G Pave Hawk is grounded, a completely different crew handles the aircraft.

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D-M Airman wins MAJCOM-level award

From the moment an individual raises their right hand and repeats the Oath of Enlistment, they become an ambassador for the U.S. armed forces.

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Air Force’s first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement

After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retired March 6. King 52 was one of a few HC-130s converted to conduct rescue operations in the 1960s and tested at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.


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People and Places

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower deployment

Posted  September 17, 2016

Navy photograph by SA Joshua Murray Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Jason Deneui, right, from Elgin, Ill., shows Machinist’s Mate Fireman Recruit Tawnye Blaser, from Tucson, Ariz., how to maintain the catapult machinist watch log in a steam control room aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike…

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A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force

Posted  September 17, 2016

For more than 100 years, the United States military has endeavored to master not just the battlefields that we sail or trod upon, but the realms of air and space. As the U.S. Air Force approaches its 69th birthday as an independent service on Sept. 18, we take these few moments to reflect on where…

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Network Operations serve D-M

Posted  September 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Senior Airman Bradley Haley, 355th Communications Squadron network operations technician, switches out a server’s hard drive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2016. The network operations team is the primary office for securing classified and unclassified networks.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman…

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

Posted  September 14, 2016

On this look around the Air Force combined U.S. and South Korean forces conducted a display of airpower and Airmen in Bulgaria participated in a new joint NATO air policing operation.

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‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Posted  September 14, 2016

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, military deputy to the acting Secretary of Defense for…

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