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

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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FARP: Land, refuel, leave

In the darkness of night, forward area refueling point team members wait for an HC-130J Combat King II to land – marking the start of training.

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Air Force ICTs make a comeback

While A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly high above the desert mountains, U.S. Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona await the airframe’s arrival on the flight line below, anticipating the workload to come.

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F-35 demos new bag of tricks at D-M air show

As one of the premier acts at the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March 23 and 24 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team has something new in its bag of tricks. Capt. Andrew Olson, demonstration team commander and pilot, has spent much of the last three months designing,…

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Digital guardians ward off cyber attacks

Due to technology’s exponential growth, access to powerful computers and dynamic software has become increasingly easier for a wide margin of people to obtain. As a result of sensitive information being distributed digitally, cyber-attacks have become more prevalent as technology progresses. These attacks can wreak havoc on mediums ranging from personal cell phones to complex…


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Air Force

Year in Review: October 2018

Posted  January 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims A U.S. Airman prepares a salad at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2018. The dining facility provides food service excellence in support of Air Force readiness and peacetime missions. Inside the mission: food sevice’s unique purpose Air Force photograph…

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Air Force

Year in Review: November 2018

Posted  January 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer D-M pilot wins top strafer at Hawgsmoke 2018 U.S. Air Force Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, poses for a photo Nov. 9, 2018, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Lesh took home the top strafer award at the Hawgsmoke 2018 competition….

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Year in Review: December 2018

Posted  January 4, 2019

563rd RQG Medevac Mission Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with the 151st Air Refueling Wing prepares to refuel an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft with the 79th Rescuet Squadron after a medevac mission over the Pacific Ocean Dec. 1, 2018. After a seven-and-a-half-hour flight, the…

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Air Force Association recognizes D-M pilot

Posted  January 4, 2019

The annual joint awards dinner for the Old Pueblo Flight and Tucson’s Air Force Association Chapter was held on Dec. 6, 2018, at Davis-Monthan AFB. Each year the Daedalian Flight recognizes an active-duty pilot from Davis-Monthan AFB as its “Pilot of the Year.”  The winner was Capt. Sergio Lozano, 55th Electronic Combat Group. Lozano is…

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Air Force

Year in Review: January 2018

Posted  January 4, 2019

Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers HVAC team installs new chiller U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Henry Alexander, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, directs a crane operator Jan. 30, 2018, during the positioning of a new chiller at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The installation was necessary after the previous chiller at the 563rd Operational Support…

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