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Senior Airman Colleen Sweeney-Marple, a 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, checks an air data test set at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 1, 2016. Senior Airman Colleen Sweeney-Marple is deployed from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Park/Released) Rock Solid Warrior: Senior Airman Colleen Sweeney-Marple
I’m Senior Airman Colleen Sweeney-Marple, a 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief. I am deployed from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. I joined the Air Force to serve my country.  As an assistant dedicated crew chief, I coordinate the aircraft’s systems
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U.S. Air Force Reserve technical sergeants Chris Paredes and John Marsh review technical data prior to performing maintenance on an HH-60 PaveHawk helicopter at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31, 2016. Both Airmen are assigned to the 943rd Maintenance Squadron, 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and are at Kadena AB for Keen Sword, a bilateral defense exercise designed to practice defending Japan against foreign aggression. (Photo by Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt) Reserve maintainers at Keen Sword '17

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clay Thomas, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member, loosens paneling screws from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2016. The panels were removed to perform maintenance on the A-10’s GAU-8/A Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen) Gunning for Success
When close air support is called to battle, there is no margin for the A-10C Thunderbolt II weapon systems to fail. The 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadrons armament flight is responsible for loading ammunition and disassembling weapon systems for inspection and cleaning. “Our jobs as weapons personnel means we cover everything weapon related including working on the gun system, bomb systems and loading the jet with live ammunition,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Fuller, 355th EMS gun section supervisor.
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Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron lay concrete on the flightline at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia 24 Oct., 2016. The 386th ECES is expanding sunshades to prepare for an upcoming transition from MQ-1 Predators to MQ-9 Reapers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Casey Osborne/Released) 386th ECES expands ramp capacity

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Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016.  The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) 48th RQS maintains AIE proficiency
Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained experts capable of quickly and
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An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in the conduct of air operations in support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01
Green Flag exercises provide critical training for approximately 75,000 joint forces and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance on the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) AMUs go warhead to head during load competition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated based on timeliness and deficiencies during
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U.S. Air Force military working dog Ootter, assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, barks at another 355th SFS member during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) 355th SFS: a day in the life of a defender
The 355th Security Forces Squadron mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. Security Forces members are responsible for ensuring the safety of base weapons, property and personnel from hostile forces. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel.
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A C-130T stages before executing a functional-check flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2016. The aircraft will be transferred to the 220th Airlift Wing to support personnel and supply movement as well as disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) 309th AMARG transfers aircraft to PAF
A C-130T stages before executing a functional-check flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2016. The aircraft will be transferred to the 220th Airlift Wing to support personnel and supply movement as well as disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, participated in a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise, Jablonski played the role of an ejected pilot near enemy forces who must incorporate skills used from survival, evasion, resistance and escape until rescue assets arrive. In order to be found, Jablonski had to remain in constant communication with rescue assets and coordinate with the 55th Rescue Squadron to execute a successful extraction. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers) 55th RQS participates in search and rescue exercise
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, participated in a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise, Jablonski played the role of an ejected pilot near enemy forces who must incorporate skills used from survival,
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Vickie Jo Ryder, 355th Fighter Wing sexual assault response coordinator, picks up food at the Mirage Club At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 24, 2013. The Mirage Club hosted a "drive-thru" where patrons could order food, pick up and pay without having to leave their vehicles.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/Released) New management gives club new offerings
The Mirage Club is used for a myriad of things, from retirement ceremonies, to inprocessing
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U.S. Air Force members will now receive official travel information from the new Commercial Travel Contractor, WingGate Travel. Their website features on-line check-ins, car rental coupons, government contract airfares and the current per diem rates from around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released) The Air Force gets a new travel agent
The Air Force is constantly in motion. Deployments, temporary duty assignments and permanent changes
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U.S. Active Duty Military and local Tucson residents enjoy the scenery of historic aircraft as they run the Desert Bonyard 5K Fun Run/Walk at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2013. AMARG is a specialized facility within the Air Force Materiel Command structure. 309 AMARG provides critical aerospace maintenance and regeneration capabilities for Joint and Allied/Coalition warfighters in support of global operations and agile combat support for a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) How FSS spends money
When it comes to funding different events at installations, Air Force Force Support Squadrons have
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Default Air Force Logo 755th AMXS Airmen help homeless youth
Two airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here are on a mission to help the homeless
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Airmen have the opportunity to use local library facilities off base. Airmen are not limited to visiting the Eckstrom-Columbus Branch, but can visit two other locations close by: the Miller-Golf Links Branch on Harrison and Golf Links and the Murphy-Wilmot Branch on Wilmot and Fifth St. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) Off base libraries accessible for DLT Airmen
Air Force-wide Airmen are dealing with fiscal changes. One of those changes here deals with the
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U.S. Air Force Civilian Miguel Mendez, 355th Fighter Wing Antiterrorism program manager conducts assessment of an area on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 1, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) D-M's Antiterrorism office
Terrorism is an act meant to threaten and instill fear in people or societies. Many do not recognize
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christa Yazzie, 355th Force Support Squadron, Airman & Family Readiness Center, talks with family members of deployed Airmen during the Deployed Spouses’ Dinner at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 10, 2013. The dinner is held on the first Wednesday of every month unless that day falls on our close to a holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Deployed Airmen's spouses come together for dinner
The first Wednesday of every month is set aside for spouses of deployed Airmen to get together at
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Civilian Sophia Amir, 355th Aeropace Medicine Squadron certified veterinary technician, cleans out Porter the newfoundland's ear as U.S. Army Sgt. Jody Guadrault, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Vet Clinic noncommissioned officer in charge holds him calm at the Vet Clinic of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 10, 2013. The Vet Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) D-M's Vet Clinic not just for military working dogs
The Veterinary Clinic here doesn't just provide care for military working dogs, but also for the
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A New U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II stand positioned on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 15, 2011. The HC-130J conducts missions from homeland defense to contingency operations. The aircraft conducts civilian and combat search and rescue, medical evacuations, disaster and humanitarian relief, security cooperation and non-combatant evacuations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) 79th Rescue Squadron deploys to Italy
Recently the 79th Rescue Squadron left for a deployment to Italy. The squadron is expected to be
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High voltage insulators from broken electric poles lie on the ground as electrical technicians from Tucson Electric Power remove parts from the broken poles on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 18, 2012. The broken lines were removed from the base two to three days after the monsoon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) Tips for the upcoming monsoon season
With the monsoon season fast approaching, members of the D-M community should be prepared for the
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