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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Dutch visit solidifies partnership

The Dutch State Secretary of Defense along with the Vice Chief of Defense and Director of Operations of the Royal Netherlands , took the time to visit the 148th Fighter Squadron at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport, Jan. 24.

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…


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43rd ECS

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provides warfighting commanders with combat-ready EC-130H COMPASS CALL aircraft and aircrews trained to execute combat information warfare operations in order to degrade the transfer of information essential to enemy weapon systems and battlefield resource command and control. Vision: Combat-ready Airmen delivering electronic attack at a moment’s notice … anywhere! Description: Also known as the…

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755th Operations Support Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Supports the 55th ECG worldwide combat missions and contingency taskings. The squadron directs operational support functions including plans, exercises, aircrew flight equipment, cryptologic training, ECG scheduling, weapons and tactics for four EC-130H Compass Call squadrons. The unit performs information analysis, targeting and intelligence activities. Vision: Provide a 24/7 support umbrella to ensure the success…

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42nd ECS

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provides the 55th Electronic Combat Group with combat-ready EC-130H COMPASS CALL trained aircrews. Directs all EC-130H aircrew initial academic and flying qualification, difference and requalification training for 20 aircrew specialties with more than 200 aircrew students trained annually. Provides registrar support to students. Maintains quality control for all aspects of contracted aircrew training and…

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755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provides war-fighting commanders with combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to expeditiously execute information warfare and electronic attack operations. Vision: Plans and executes all on-equipment maintenance actions for 14 EC-130H and one TC-130H aircraft. These actions include launch, recovery, scheduled inspections, servicing and component replacement. They also conduct all maintenance training, aircrew debriefing and supply…

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55th Mission Update

Posted  December 2, 2016

55th Rescue Squadron Mission: Rapidly deploy highly survivable Combat Search and Rescue forces to theater commanders. Employs HH-60G and pararescue forces in hostile threat environments during the day or night, and in marginal weather conditions. Conducts military operations other than war including disaster relief, counter drug operations and non-combatant or medical evacuation. Provides close-air support…

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