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Close Airman Support watches out for Airmen

Davis-Monthan’s Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and time again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high end fight.

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A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the Air Force’s premier close-air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground.  The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed at of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog.”…

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F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor defines air dominance. The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air, and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world. The F-22’s ability to collect and share tactical information with friendly assets enables U.S. and allied forces to…

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Desert Lightning Team Combat Search & Rescue Demo

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

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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Concerned leaders order review of base housing

Posted  March 1, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100-percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1. Asserting that…

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AFMC hiring effort draws new talent faster

Posted  March 1, 2019

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — With a command mission that relies heavily on a more than 65,000 person civilian workforce, recruiting, developing and retaining top talent is critical to success. This is the driving force behind the ongoing AFMC effort to transform the civilian hiring process across the enterprise to meet mission needs today…

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New guidance for travel to Mexico

Posted  March 1, 2019

The United States Army North Force Protection division has new guidelines regarding travel to Mexico to ensure that our service members are kept safe. All personnel from active duty, Reserve, Guard, Defense Department civilians and contractors considering traveling to Mexico need to be aware of the following changes presented in the United States Army North…

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AF enacts retention policy

Posted  March 1, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — In accordance with Defense Department policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to…

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D-M Airmen balance flexibility, survivability, lethality in readiness exercise

Posted  February 20, 2019

Landing in an austere location, a small number of Airmen move at a rapid pace to accomplish a very specific mission. With only the necessary supplies needed to survive for a week, they begin to unload food, shelter and equipment. After unloading, they set up a campsite as home base for their operations.

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