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D-M proves lethality during readiness exercise

The 355th Wing at Davivs-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona continues to lead the Air Force in high-end operational readiness as it proves the "Dynamic Wing" construct during exercise Bushwhacker 19-05.

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CAS teams help Airmen meet new challenges

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high-end fight. The base and Airmen have gone through many changes that have resulted in a higher operation tempo with very little…

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World War II laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Thunder, lightning on display at D-M air show

Stephanie Lee Smith RV-8 Stephanie Lee Smith Chuck Helton U.S. Air Force Parachute Team Wings of Blue Demo Stephanie Lee Smith Heritage Flight Stephanie Lee Smith U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon Chuck Helton F-22 Raptor Chuck Helton HH-60G Pave Hawk Chuck Helton A-10 pyrotechnic display

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2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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Red Bull Skydive Team

Posted  March 15, 2019

The Red Bull Skydive Team constantly pushes the realms of possibility for its spectacular wingsuit and skydiving projects. The wingsuit flyers can reach speeds well over 100 mph while hovering within feet of each other. The team is known for their experimental jumps in which they accomplish stunts that no other group has ever done…

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Red Bull Helicopter

Posted  March 15, 2019

For years, there was only one pilot in the world licensed by the FAA to perform aerobatics in a helicopter. That pilot, Chuck Aaron, thrilled air show audiences around the world with his feats in the MBB-BO 105 until he retired from flying air shows in 2015. That’s when Aaron Fitzgerald stepped up to fly…

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Vicky Benzing

Posted  March 15, 2019

Vicky’s beautiful Stearman was manufactured in 1940 by the Boeing Aircraft Company for use as a military trainer in WWII. In 1990, the airplane was taken out of storage and restored by Stadel Aircraft based in Yuba City, California. It was converted back to a standard acrobatic category aircraft. Vicky purchased the airplane in 1998…

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Kent Pietsch

Posted  March 15, 2019

Kent Pietsch, sponsored by Jelly Belly® will bring his aerobatic comedy act to the skies in his bright yellow, jelly bean-decorated 1942 Interstate Cadet aircraft. Pietsch performs extreme maneuvers during his performance routine, such as a dead stick, or total power off, from an altitude of 6,000 feet. During the performance, the aircraft’s aileron will…

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Joe “Rifle” Shetterly

Posted  March 15, 2019

There are few pilots on this planet who like to cheat gravity more than Joe Shetterly. He loves to fly. As a young boy, Joe built and flew gas-powered control-line models. Soon he was winning radio-controlled aircraft competitions, performing many of the maneuvers you can see him perform at air shows today. Not surprisingly, Joe…

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