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Santa Claus holds hands with students after landing in an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Santa’s in Blue event at San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2016. This year, Santa delivered gifts donated by D-M Airmen to more than 1,000 students at four different schools in the Tucson area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) Santa's in Blue 2016
Santa Claus holds hands with students after landing in an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Santa’s in Blue event at San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2016. This year, Santa delivered gifts donated by D-M Airmen to more than 1,000 students at four different schools in the Tucson area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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A 386th Expeditionary Operations Group airborne maintenance technician monitors an EC-130H Compass Call as it starts its engines on Dec. 5, 2016 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The Compass Call is engaged in operations jamming Da’esh communications in order to confuse and disorient enemy fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) If they can’t talk, they can’t fight: Compass Call targets Da’esh through electronic attack
Military operations are complex. Attacking an adversary requires significant coordination and communication between a commander and his fighters. The fog and friction of war means that even the best laid plans are often adapted on the fly, and competent leaders need the ability to redirect their forces in real-time in order to react to enemy
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Noah Hepner, 10, poses for a photo with his family and friends in front of an A-10C Thunderbolt II during his visit to the 47th Fighter Squadron as part of the “Pilot for a Day” program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2016. The goal of the program, which focuses on children of all ages who have terminal or chronic conditions, is to give each child and family a special day and a break from the daily challenges they face. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson) “Don’t stop, won’t stop, keep fighting”
The 47th Fighter Squadron hosted a local Tucson child as part of the "Pilot for a Day" program, Dec. 4. The program focuses on children of all ages who have terminal or chronic conditions. The goal of the program is to give each child and their family a special day and a break from the daily challenges they face. The honoree for the day was Noah Hepner, 10. He was diagnosed with high risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, August 2015. He arrived at the base excited and nervous but he didn't face the unexpected alone. He was joined by his parents, siblings and two best friends.
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Children play in snow during the Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night holiday celebration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2016. Sixty tons of snow was dropped off so attendees could experience activities not usually found in Tucson’s desert environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night 2016
The annual Starry, Snowy, Southwest Night holiday celebration was held at Bama Park Thursday. The event was organized by the 355th Force Support Squadron and Outdoor Recreation with approximately 20 Airmen, spouse, retired and civilian volunteers assisting during it.
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Members of the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire department walk away from a fire on the fire training grounds at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2016.  The fire department used recycled JP-8 jet fuel to conduct fire training as well as support the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, A-10 Combined Test Force with operational testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) A-10 CTF conducts ops testing
The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, A-10 Combined Test Force conducted operational testing here, Nov. 28, 2016.
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This week's Rock Solid Warrior is Senior Airman Joseph Williams, a 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron administrative support specialist. Williams is deployed from the 612th Air Operations Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Rock Solid Warrior: Senior Airman Joseph Williams
SOUTHWEST ASIA – I’m Senior Airman Joseph Williams, a 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron administrative support specialist. I am deployed from the 612th Air Operations Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. I joined the Air Force because I needed some direction in my life after I graduated high school. I wanted to go to
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2016
Default Air Force Logo SPPV office fortifies Green Dot initiatives
The Air Force, and society at large, are facing an ongoing challenge that is drastically affecting lives each day. While we fight wars in the Middle East, we are also taking on an enemy much closer to home. Interpersonal and self-directed violence are realities the Air Force is combating with a variety of programs. The newest of which, Green Dot, was introduced in January of this year.
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The Fort Huachuca Honor Guard presents the colors before the start of the 3rd annual Army vs. Air Force Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016. The Turkey Bowl is a friendly annual flag-football game between the Fort Huachuca Black Knights and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) D-M brings home 3rd consecutive Turkey Bowl win
The Fort Huachuca Honor Guard presents the colors before the start of the 3rd annual Army vs. Air Force Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016. The Turkey Bowl is a friendly annual flag-football game between the Fort Huachuca Black Knights and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife Col. Kim Campbell, 612th Theater Operations Group commander, arrive at the Tucson Veterans Day Parade in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 11, 2016. Scott Campbell is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the Air Force with more than 100 aircraft, 7,500 Airmen and 3,200 civilians at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) Tucson Veterans Day Parade 2016
U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife Col. Kim Campbell, 612th Theater Operations Group commander, arrive at the Tucson Veterans Day Parade in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 11, 2016. Scott Campbell is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the Air Force with more than 100 aircraft,
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing takes off from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Kee/Released) 386th AEW Marauders bring the fight to the enemy
Since its activation in 2002, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has been pivotal in the battle against violent extremism. The wing’s primary focus is delivering decisive airpower throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to provide stability to the region, a job that currently encompasses three separate flying missions.The
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(Graphics by Senior Airmen Timothy Moore/Released) Crossing into the Blue
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley Rector, 25th Operational Weather Squadron senior duty officer,
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hilary Middleton, 355th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, laughs with teammates while preparing to start the All-Star Jamboree in Tucson, Ariz., August 10, 2013. Middleton has been a member of the Tucson Roller Derby since 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/Released) Judo Gnomi
The Air Force requires all members to be 'fit to fight', but not everyone lifts weights, hits a
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An Airman uses a free application to scan a quick response code at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2013. The Unaccompanied Housing Office here has implemented a QR code system, which allows Airmen to immediately submit work orders about discrepancies around the dormitory campus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) QR code streamlines work order submittals
The Airmen Dormitory Leaders at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., have implemented a new process
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ian Porter, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Mushe, military working dog, search vehicles for explosives on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan 9, 2012. Explosives had been hidden in a trailer park and Mushe had to find them as part of his training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) Critically Manned: military working dog handler
(Editor's Note: This feature is part of the "Critically Manned" series. These stories feature career
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. George Mena (left) and Staff Sgt. Misinimese Liulamaga, 355th Fighter Wing chaplains assistants, set up mass at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., August 8, 2013. Mena and Liulamaga prepare the chapel each day for mass.(U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) Critically Manned: chaplain assistant, care for the caregiver
(Editor's Note: This feature is part of the "Critically Manned" series. These stories feature career
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The Munchkin Room, the only child-friendly area of the Benko Fitness and Sports Center, is open and ready at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., August 7, 2013. The room, located off the right side of the front desk, features equipment for both parents and children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released) Parents follow the yellow brick road to fitness
The Benko Fitness and Sports Center has a little something for all types of exercise enthusiasts.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force looks to fill developmental special duties
The Air Force has recently identified 10 special duties as enlisted developmental positions that
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Staff Sgt. Marcus Wasden, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, watches from the door of a C-5A Galaxy as a stair truck is being driven to the aircraft allow the passengers to deplane. The passengers are member of the 2009 Boss' Day tour group at the 433rd Airlift Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brian McGloin) Critically Manned: Loadmaster, flexibility is key to success
(Editor's Note: This feature is part of the "Critically Manned" series. These stories feature career
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Default Air Force Logo The flying interpreter
(Editor's Note: The Air Force is filled with opportunities to have unique experiences by performing
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Ryan Meger, competitive skeet shooter, prepares to shoot a clay pigeon during a practice round of skeet shooting at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 21, 2013. Meger was practicing for an upcoming competition, the Junior World Championship scheduled to be held in San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier) Skeet shoot isn't just for adults
During the early morning of July 21, shooters gathered to practice their shooting skills at the D-M
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Default Air Force Logo What you need to know about flouride
You have probably heard about the importance of brushing and flossing in order to maintain a healthy
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Default Air Force Logo Navajo Chief, Native American legacy remembered during heritage month
Our great nation celebrates many traditions and holidays throughout the year that give us pause to
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Energy awareness important every month
October is Energy Awareness Month, a time to reflect on what happens each time we flip a light
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Default Air Force Logo Shape tomorrow through 2010 Air Force Climate Survey
The 2010 Air Force Climate Survey, a survey designed to assess factors that affect units and work
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Working with America's best
I would take this opportunity to thank the Davis-Monthan team and the 55th Electronic Combat Group
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Default Air Force Logo An Airman's Perspective on the Air Force family
In this day of busy schedules and beyond-maximum ops tempos, it is hard to find a way to fit
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Ceremonial songs on base: do you know what to do?
As far back as I can remember, my parents taught me to respect the American Flag. My parents were
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Default Air Force Logo Holiday message to 12th Air Force and AFSOUTH Airmen
As 2006 comes to a close and the New Year approaches, I'd ask each of you to take a moment and
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Default Air Force Logo Resources available to help Airmen prepare
With today's culture of expeditionary deployments the chance of deploying is high. Every Airman
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