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New Squadron Commander’s Course at D-M

A professional development course for squadron commanders was held at the Kennedy Professional Development Center on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 17-18, 2019.

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D-M proves lethality during readiness exercise

The 355th Wing at Davivs-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continues to lead the Air Force in high-end operational readiness as it proves the "Dynamic Wing" construct during exercise Bushwhacker 19-05.

Air Force

CAS teams help Airmen meet new challenges

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high-end fight. The base and Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little…

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World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Thunder, lightning on display at D-M air show

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection Demo

Posted  March 15, 2019

See the U.S. Customs & Border Protection perform a demo highlighting their work in pursuing and apprehending suspected intruders. The Tucson Sector Station of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection is based at Davis-Monthan AFB. The unit consists of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft that will perform the demo, as well as aircraft on static…

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Desert Lightning Team Combat Search & Rescue Demo

Posted  March 15, 2019

This year’s Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show will feature a realistic demonstration of the aircraft and techniques used in a CSAR exercise. It’s gonna be loud and explosive! Highlights from this exciting demonstration include: • The demonstration begins with two pararescuemen jumping from a HC-130J Combat King to simulate downed airmen. • A…

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C-17 Globemaster III Demo

Posted  March 15, 2019

The U.S. Air Force will perform a demonstration of the massive C-17 Globemaster III. It is a large military transport aircraft developed from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas and commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world. Additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties….

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U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt

Posted  March 15, 2019

The A-10 is designed for close-in support of ground troops, close-air support, providing quick-action support for troops against helicopters, vehicles and ground troops. It entered service in 1976 and is the only production-built aircraft that has served in the U.S. Air Force that was designed solely for CAS. Its secondary mission is to provide forward…

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Air Show fills sky over D-M

Posted  March 15, 2019

Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, a free, public event, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23-24, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s precision-flying demonstration team, will be headlining the event along with D-M’s very own A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration team to display the military’s air power capabilities. The event…

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