2020 Year in Review: Aircraft of Davis-Monthan

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Compass Call: The first’s final flight

Members of the 55th Electronic Combat Group stand in formation during a the final flight of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Jan. 15, 2020. The EC-130H, tail number 1587, was the first Compass Call modified aircraft to arrive at Davis-Monthan in 1982 and had just completed its final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Rios)
Members of the 55th Electronic Combat Group stand in formation during the final flight of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Jan. 15, 2020. The 55th ECG, a geographically separated unit from Offutt AFB, Nebraska, is the only Compass Call unit in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Rios)

X-59 QueSST: More than sum of its parts

An aerial view of retired military planes taken from aircraft 916, a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft from the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, as it circles the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. The 309 AMARG is responsible for the storage and maintenance of aircraft for future redeployment, parts, or proper disposal following retirement by the military. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Porter/Released)

Flightline Friday: Marine edition

A Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra takes off from the flightline June 18, 2020, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Marines trained different capabilities including close-air support, and combat search and rescue at Davis-Monthan as part of their predeployment training. (Airman 1st Class Jacob Stephens)

Gaining the upper wing

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 19, 2019. The HH-60G’s mission is to conduct day and night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

Contested coastal rescue training conducted

A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk II assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron flies over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 3, 2020. The 55th RQS completed contested maritime training at Naval Air Station North Island, California, from Nov. 1st to Nov. 14th to enhance their over-water rescue capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn J. Ergish)

Flightline Friday: Pave Hawk edition

U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks sit on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 13, 2020. The primary mission of the Pave Hawk is personnel recovery, whether in maritime or wartime situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 13, 2020. The Pave Hawk is a twin-engine, medium-lift helicopter operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and other major commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks sit on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 13, 2020. The primary mission of the Pave Hawk is personnel recovery, whether in maritime or wartime situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A-10 Demonstration Team: March practice

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, poses from the cockpit
of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 23, 2020. The A-10 is the U.S.
Air Force’s premier close air support aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Palmer)
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, flies with deployed landing gear at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 23, 2020. The A-10’s GAU-
8/A 30mm Gatling gun can fire 3,900 rounds per minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Palmer)
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