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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Haji Stewart, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, drains a fire hose of excess water after a fire attack drill at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 19, 2017. The 355th CES Fire Emergency Services recently received Accredited Agency status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore) D-M Fire Department’s new accreditation provides safer future for the base and community
The 355th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Emergency Services here received Accredited Agency status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International March 22, 2017. Accreditation for both civilian and Department of Defense fire departments consists of a comprehensive self-assessment and quality improvement model that allows organizations to examine past, current and future service levels and internal performance and compare them to current research and industry best practices.
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Dancers from the Filipino – American Sampaguita Club of Tucson perform during a cultural awareness festival at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 17, 2017. The festival, titled Strengthening Resiliency through Diversity, included informational booths, food tastings, guest speakers and live events from different cultures, ethnicities and groups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Strengthening Resiliency through Diversity
A cultural awareness festival was held at Bama Park here April 17. The festival, titled Strengthening Resiliency through Diversity, was held as an alternative to the Department of Defense supported-observances by combining all monthly observances into a family-friendly, annual event.
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U.S. Air Force military working dog, Lana, assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., relaxes after completing obedience training at the new MWD facility March 16, 2017. MWDs and their handlers support the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims) MWDs, handlers receive new training facility
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – The construction of a new military working dog training facility was completed here March 1. The facility was constructed to replace the previously outdated training grounds utilized by the MWD handlers at the 355th Security Forces Squadron.
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U.S. Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Joshua Castorela is a 720th Security Forces Squadron Citizen Airman and Tucson Police Department patrol officer who was recently recognized for heroism in the line of duty. He is set to deploy to the Dominican Republic with other defenders from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (Photo illustration by Carolyn Herrick) Reservist in the Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Joshua Castorela
Ever since Staff Sgt. Joshua Castorela went on his first ride-along with a family friend, he knew that he wanted a career in law enforcement. Castorela applied for several police departments but was told that he didn’t have any background or experience in law enforcement; so, he enlisted in the Air Force Reserve as a security forces Airman in 2009
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U.S. Air Force Reserve security forces members Tech. Sgt. Chris Boley and staff sergeants Juan Pareja, Francisco Shirley, Joshua Castorela, and Jose Flores are scheduled to deploy to the Dominican Republic next week from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. All five members are Spanish proficient and part of the 720th Security Forces Squadron, and looking forward to supporting this 12th Air Force (Air Forces South) humanitarian operation. The 720th SFS geographically-separated unit of the 920th Rescue Wing, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carolyn Herrick) Reserve defenders deploy to Dominican Republic
Five U.S. Air Force Reserve defenders are heading out from Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., to the Dominican Republic next week, in support of a Operation New Horizons, a 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) humanitarian mission to build churches and schools.Their role as part of a 13-person team there is to provide security so that the humanitarian
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Default Air Force Logo FORMER 12 AF/CCC CHARGED
On 30 March 2017, the 355th Fighter Wing commander preferred charges against Chief Master Sgt. Jose A. Barraza, previously assigned as the 12th Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant. The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation conducted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
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U.S. Airmen from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight prepare to neutralize an improvised explosive device during the Raven's Challenge XI Interoperability Exercise at Pinal Airpark in Marana, Ariz., March 21, 2017. The exercise consisted of identifying and eliminating IEDs found in a number of locations such as the cargo hold of a large aircraft, a mortar production facility and the property of an individual in federal custody. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour) D-M EOD engages in joint-training exercise
Personnel from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight participated in the 2017 Raven's Challenge XI Interoperability Exercise at Pinal Airpark in Marana, Ariz., March 19-24. The main focus of the exercise was to utilize interagency tactics to counteract improvised explosive devices in realistic stateside and overseas operational scenarios. The teams were tasked with formulating a plan and performing diagnostics with tools such as X-rays and robots.
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10 WHFT is scheduled to perform in 9 more air shows throughout the U.S. this year after resurging from a 5-year-long inactivation period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) A-10 West Heritage Flight Team returns to the skies
The A-10 West Heritage Flight Team performed at its first air show after nearly five years of inactivation March 25-26. The demo team out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., kicked off its resurgence at the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., by flying in formation with the World War II-era P-38 Lightning.
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This week's Rock Solid Warrior is Airman 1st Class Justin Skinner, a 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist. Skinner is deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Rock Solid Warrior: Airman 1st Class Justin Skinner
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- This week's Rock Solid Warrior is Airman 1st Class Justin Skinner, a 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist. Skinner is deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Rock Solid Warrior program is a way to recognize and spotlight the Airmen of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing for
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Key leaders from the 920th Rescue Wing discuss aligning the wing’s mission, vision, goals and priorities during a strategic alignment event at the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 8. Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., the 920th RQW is the only Air Force Reserve Command combat-search-and-rescue unit. This was the first time Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th RQW commander, visited the group since taking command in December 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue group hosts strategic alignment event
Leadership and key personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing gathered to discuss the wing’s mission, vision, priorities and more during a strategic alignment event here March 7-8.Colonel Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, brought together leaders within the wing including the vice wing commander, command chief, group commanders, group chiefs,
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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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Davis-Monthan Command Chief Master Sgt. Proud to serve with D-M’s Airmen
The men and women who live and work on Davis-Monthan AFB make me exceedingly proud every day. That's
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Col. John A. Cherrey “You’re playing on the A-Team”
I recently told a theater full of enlisted Airmen: "You're playing on the A-Team," and I'm convinced
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Default Air Force Logo Play it safe with your New Year’s resolutions
At the beginning of every year, 40 to 45 percent of Americans will make at least one New Year's
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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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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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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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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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