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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.

Air Force

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

Air Force

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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Ralph Royce – Air Boss

Posted  March 15, 2019

Ralph Royce began flying at 17, was executive director of the CAF, joined the Lone Star Flight Museum of 1991 and founded the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. Type rated in the B-17, TBM, F6-F, C-60 (L-18), he holds an unlimited piston powered letter from the FAA, has flown more than 100 air shows, and…

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Warbird dogfight

Posted  March 15, 2019

The Commemorative Air Force is dedicated to preserving and showing historical aircraft at air shows. They acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States and selected aircraft of other nations for the education and enjoyment of present and future…

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Ric Peterson

Posted  March 15, 2019

Ric Peterson is an air show announcer and award winning broadcast journalist. He is the voice of Fleet Week San Francisco, The Canadian International Air Show Toronto, Friendship Day Air Show Iwakuni, Japan, the Sanicole International Air Show Belgium and 15 to 20 others annually. Ric is also an honorary member of the Canadian Forces…

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SECAF announces resignation

Posted  March 11, 2019

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Thunder and Lightning over Arizona

Posted  March 11, 2019

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation together over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2019. These aircraft will perform in this year’s Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March 23-24. Thunder…

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