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F-15E Strike Eagle students complete training at D-M

Student pilots from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., have been training here since June 17. Fourteen F-15E Strike Eagles from the 334th Fighter Squadron, as well as pilots and Weapons Systems Officers came to D-M to complete the Surface Attack Tactics phase of their training. “We’re a formal training unit that teaches brand new Strike Eagle pilots…

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here. “During monsoon season, you’ll have…

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Living the American Dream

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Christmas day in 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. People across the country took what jobs they could find, getting paid a fraction of what they made before as the local currency became nearly worthless. The burden of the country’s uncertain direction weighed heavily on…

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More than just Ms. Congeniality: Airman competes for homeless female veterans

For Tech. Sgt. Charmaine Pozo, the Ms. Veteran America contest was not about glamourous pageantry. It was about tireless advocacy – for a minimally acknowledged segment of those who have served in uniform: homeless female veterans. “Currently, female veterans – an estimated 55,000 of them on a daily basis – are the fastest growing homeless…

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AFSOUTH Airmen visit orphans, deliver gifts to those in need

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFNS) — Up a winding mountain road through the mountains of Honduras, about an hour outside the city of Tegucigalpa, is the town of Casa de Corderitos, a small community of orphaned and neglected children. This is where Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) decided to spend some of their downtime…


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The writing on the “Walls”

Posted  April 12, 2012

The “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” open house will feature many showcases, mostly centered on aerial displays. But one exhibit takes us from the skies to the ground and across thousands of miles to the sands of Iraq, where the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group sparked a movement that would come to be known as the…

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Hometown Hero flies with Thunderbirds

Posted  April 12, 2012

Dr. Peter Rhee, Chief of Trauma at the University of Arizona Medical Center, has been chosen as the Hometown Hero for the “Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona” open house and will receive an incentive flight with the Thunderbirds. Dr. Rhee can be called many things. To his patients he is a doctor. To his colleagues…

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Air Force’s Combat Search and Rescue capabilities

Posted  April 12, 2012

During Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, spectators can witness a mission unique to the Air Force, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), through a demonstration simulating the rescue of an injured U.S. Marine, injured by an IED while on patrol. Air Force members from Davis-Monthan and the Air National Guard will showcase their capabilities. The 354th…

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Leadership

Posted  April 12, 2012

The 355th Fighter Wing is the host unit at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Davis-Monthan AFB is home to 6,100 military and 1,200 civilians. It is one of the largest and busiest Air Force bases in the United States.  Commander, Colonel John A. Cherrey  Colonel John A. Cherrey is the commander of the 355th Fighter Wing,…

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Welcome to the 2012 D-M Airshow

Posted  April 12, 2012

On behalf of the men and women of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, welcome to this year’s “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona” Open House. We are honored to have you here as our guests. Our goal is to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible. This year’s show will prove to be an exciting…

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Local Briefs April 20, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

Gate Closure The Wilmot Gate will be closed from April 23 to July 9. 29 Bravo will be open from 5:30 – 9 a.m. during the closure.   School Age Program Summer Camp registration to begin The School Age Program Summer Camps will be open for registration April 2-6 for Single/Dual Military and April 16-20…

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Contracting Squadron to host annual Procurement Fair and Small Business Outreach

Posted  April 19, 2012

The 355th Contracting Squadron is scheduled to host the 14th Annual Southern Arizona Procurement Fair and Small Business Outreach April 20 at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Each year the Air Force issues small and disadvantaged business program goals for major commands that in turn flow goals to individual bases. Although the 355th Contracting Squadron tracks…

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FSS hosts “Battle of the Sexes” basketball game

Posted  April 19, 2012

The Equipment Maintenance Squadron men’s basketball team reined victorious, 67-64, during the “Battle of the Sexes” basketball game hosted by the 355th Force Support Squadron at the Benko gym April 6. The EMS base champion men’s team took on the Davis-Monthan women’s varsity team in a high-pressure game. The event was put together by Master…

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Skits educate Airmen, eliminate misconceptions

Posted  April 19, 2012

More than 400 Airmen took time out of their day to watch “Sex Signals” live show at the Mirage Club on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 10. Sex Signals is an improvised, two-person presentation geared to educate Airmen about the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault. The show uses different scenarios, audience participation and…

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D-M Airmen paint planes for protection

Posted  April 19, 2012

Stepping into the paint barn on D-M feels like being on the set of the movie “E.T.” or “Outbreak.” Airmen are dressed up in white hazardous material suits like the actors in those films, except they’re not looking for a candy-munching life form or trying to stop a deadly disease from spreading. The Airmen…

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