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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…

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Heritage Flight to bring airpower to Super Bowl LII

Posted  January 29, 2018

While many families, friends and football fans gather to watch Super Bowl LII, members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight are scheduled to visit Minnesota to represent the Air Force during the event.

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News briefs

Posted  January 29, 2018

Nevada Air Force base: No serious injuries in aircraft fire Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., says there were no serious injuries when an aircraft had to abort its takeoff and caught fire at the installation in Nevada. The Australian Government Department of Defence said in a statement Jan. 27 that the incident involved an EA-18G…

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79th Rescue Squadron performs aerial refueling

Posted  January 26, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise over Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. This was the first time this HC-130J’s crew refueled a fixed-wing aircraft.   Air Force photograph by…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration

Posted  January 24, 2018

While all members of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II.

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Airmen gun for a 72 hour turnaround

Posted  January 22, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Airman 1st Class James Oldham, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament team member, performs maintenance on safety wires of a GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm cannon from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. Regular maintenance on the cannon includes full…

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