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Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new

Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win.

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F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Senior Airman Elizabeth Huerta, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron technician, loads a flare trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 26, 2017. The trailer was taken to the flight line for aircraft loading. From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized…

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Airmen inspire next generation at home, abroad

RIONEGRO, COLOMBIA — A gentle but persistent breeze flows through the lush South American valley, offering respite from the often-oppressive heat its American visitors are used to. The serene beauty of the Colombian landscape is sharply contrasted by the roar of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon as it takes to the skies, the deafening sound of…

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29th IS Airman tackles Air Force rugby team

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ­— Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air…

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Bonded through service, linked by fate

CHICAGO — Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two Air Force master sergeants became forever intertwined, as if guided by…


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563rd Rescue Group

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To organize, train and equip Air Force rescue to rapidly deploy and execute personnel recovery missions worldwide in support of national security objectives. Description: Directs flying operations for one of only two active-duty Air Force rescue groups dedicated to personnel recovery. The group is responsible for training, readiness and maintenance of one HC-130 squadron…

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41st Electronic Combat Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Conducts operations designed to degrade the transfer of information essential to command and control of enemy weapons systems and other resources. The squadron also conducts mission qualification training for EC-130H flight crews, mission crews and support personnel. Vision: Provides war-fighting commanders with combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft and aircrews trained to execute electronic attack…

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43rd ECS

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provides warfighting commanders with combat-ready EC-130H COMPASS CALL aircraft and aircrews trained to execute combat information warfare operations in order to degrade the transfer of information essential to enemy weapon systems and battlefield resource command and control. Vision: Combat-ready Airmen delivering electronic attack at a moment’s notice … anywhere! Description: Also known as the…

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755th Operations Support Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Supports the 55th ECG worldwide combat missions and contingency taskings. The squadron directs operational support functions including plans, exercises, aircrew flight equipment, cryptologic training, ECG scheduling, weapons and tactics for four EC-130H Compass Call squadrons. The unit performs information analysis, targeting and intelligence activities. Vision: Provide a 24/7 support umbrella to ensure the success…

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42nd ECS

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provides the 55th Electronic Combat Group with combat-ready EC-130H COMPASS CALL trained aircrews. Directs all EC-130H aircrew initial academic and flying qualification, difference and requalification training for 20 aircrew specialties with more than 200 aircrew students trained annually. Provides registrar support to students. Maintains quality control for all aspects of contracted aircrew training and…

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