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162nd hosts Dutch air force commander

Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, the commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, spent the day visiting Airmen at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport and the evening attending a graduation for his newest fighter pilots June 16, 2017. 

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Destruction fosters partnerships

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Local

68th RQF transitions to 68th RQS

As the only human based weapon system in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

D-M, local community attend Air Force Partnership meeting

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base leadership and local Tucson community leaders attended an Air Force Community Partnership annual update meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

Ground-breaking base-wide improvements

The 355th Communications Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., held a ground-breaking ceremony at Heritage Hangar, May 24.


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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted  March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015. The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to…

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D-M, military retirees have $1.47 billion impact on local community

Posted  March 6, 2015

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all assigned and employed personnel; construction expenditures; and an estimated number and dollar value…

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D-M deploys 1,100 Airmen around the globe

Posted  March 6, 2015

Approximately 1,100 Airmen have been tasked to deploy from D-M during the first three months of 2015, more than twice the normal amount. Typically, the base would have around 500 Airmen deployed at any given time which makes this deployment a significant increase. This deployment includes Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, 55th Electronic Combat…

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Davis-Monthan AFB economic impact analysis

Posted  March 6, 2015

Davis-Monthan AFB is home of the 355 FW and its nine major tenant units, to include 12th Air Force Headquarters (AFSOUTH). At any given time, Davis-Monthan AFB has anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 Airmen deployed around the world engaged in combat operations. Although these Airmen come from every state in the nation, they call Tucson…

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2015 Desert Lightning News Mission Update

Posted  March 6, 2015

Welcome to the annual Mission Update Edition of Desert Lightning News! This edition of the newspaper will highlight Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s impacts to the local community, country, and the world. The U.S. Air Force’s core values of “Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do!” will be exemplified throughout this edition…

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