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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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55th RQS: The maintainers that keep HH-60Gs flying

The 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducts training missions on a regular basis, but when the HH-60G Pave Hawk is grounded, a completely different crew handles the aircraft.

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D-M Airman wins MAJCOM-level award

From the moment an individual raises their right hand and repeats the Oath of Enlistment, they become an ambassador for the U.S. armed forces.

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Air Force’s first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement

After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retired March 6. King 52 was one of a few HC-130s converted to conduct rescue operations in the 1960s and tested at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.


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Suicide prevention – hopes for the future

Posted  June 13, 2016

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – (Last names are being withheld due to operational requirements.) To some, suicide prevention seems like a topic that is discussed without any definite solution. Every Airman sits through the annual briefings and trainings and hears the statistics that go along with them, yet suicide remains a problem within the…

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Embracing diversity by leading from the front

Posted  June 13, 2016

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AFNS) — Often times when we hear terms like diversity and inclusion, we think of them more as buzz words or a way to hold someone accountable for not doing the right thing. But what does diversity actually mean to us in the Air Force? To me, it’s simple: place the right…

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A backseat view of combat airstrikes

Posted  June 13, 2016

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — Throughout the month of May, the air coalition has been able to strike lucrative targets including: logistics lines, command and control and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant financial resources through more than 1,800 strike sorties. “My goal as the air component is to actually put pressure on (ISIL) wherever they…

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USAF Thunderbird pilot in good medical condition, released from hospital

Posted  June 9, 2016

Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada — Maj. Alex Turner, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #6, is in good medical condition and has recently been released from the hospital. “The cause of the mishap is currently under investigation,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. “Major Turner’s ability to steer the aircraft away from any populated areas…

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LGBT Pride Month

Posted  June 9, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths.  During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity. The dedication and contributions of our Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual service members and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender civilians have had…

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