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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Relationships built through maintenance expertise

The United States Air Force’s commitment to develop partner nation air forces is sometimes accomplished one officer at a time, and the Arizona Air National Guard is offering one of its best assets to the exchange program---maintenance experience.

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Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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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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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted  June 7, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization…

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AF continues to monitor Zika, infected mosquitoes could hit US this summer

Posted  June 6, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — As the threat of infected mosquitoes reaching the U.S. climbs, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infections to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The World Health Organization declared Feb. 1 that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern….

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D-M hosts another Hawgsmoke

Posted  June 6, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted this year’s Hawgsmoke competition June 1-3. The biennial competition focused on tactics the aircraft can employ during combat operations. This year’s event concentrated on two major areas: the tactical massing of fires in minimum time in an opposed environment, and conventional weapons delivery. The…

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Reserve Rescue Airmen return to D-M from Africa

Posted  June 6, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2. They were greeted by their families and members of the 943rd Rescue Group in the maintenance hangar here. “The squadron did a fantastic job,” said Maj….

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D-M Airmen face unique threats during Critical Days

Posted  June 3, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., — The Air Force designated May 25 through Sept. 4 of every year as the Critical Days of Summer. The Air Force-wide campaign dedicated to ensuring Airmen have an injury-free summer has run annually since the early 1980s, and was developed to counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps…

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