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Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new

Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win.

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F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Senior Airman Elizabeth Huerta, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron technician, loads a flare trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 26, 2017. The trailer was taken to the flight line for aircraft loading. From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized…

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Airmen inspire next generation at home, abroad

RIONEGRO, COLOMBIA — A gentle but persistent breeze flows through the lush South American valley, offering respite from the often-oppressive heat its American visitors are used to. The serene beauty of the Colombian landscape is sharply contrasted by the roar of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon as it takes to the skies, the deafening sound of…

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29th IS Airman tackles Air Force rugby team

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. ­— Listed at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds, this fusion analyst and player on the Air Force Rugby Team is not an Airman you want running at you full speed. Airman 1st Class Austin, of the 29th Intelligence Squadron, has been playing with the Air…

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Bonded through service, linked by fate

CHICAGO — Thousands gathered to witness an extraordinary display of resilience and strength by the nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing all branches of the military during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago. The lives of two Air Force master sergeants became forever intertwined, as if guided by…


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Citizen Airman saves the life of stranger

Posted  September 2, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz— On his way home from a family Fourth of July outing to a baseball game in Tucson, Arizona, Senior Airman Joseph Youngberg, 924th Maintenance Squadron aircraft medals technology journeyman, became someone’s hero. Due to his willingness to get involved and quick actions, Youngberg, a diplomatic security guard in his civilian…

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Recycled oil shifts gears

Posted  September 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.— Your car could be running on recycled F-16 oil. At the 162nd Wing, all of the used oil from aircraft maintenance operations is collected and recycled. Yes, recycled. Just like in your car, aircraft need oil. It helps lubricate, cool, clean, seal and generally protect the parts and engine from corrosion. This oil…

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48th RQS Airmen participate in collapsed structure training

Posted  September 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron learn how to properly survey a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The Airmen must do a 360-degree survey of the structure to find the safest point of entry and cordon off any danger zones. U.S. Air…

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Dan Clark talk affirms Air Force Green Dot initiatives with resiliency message

Posted  September 2, 2016

One of the top 10 speakers in the world visited Davis-Monthan Aug. 24 to speak to a crowded theater of Desert Lightning Team members about leadership and the art of significance. Among Dan Clark’s messages on “achieving a level beyond success,” he said the Air Force initiatives with its new Green Dot program essentially align…

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AF readiness for global combat power

Posted  September 2, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct Airmen and cargo from Davis-Monthan. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe. “We may be small, but we have…

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