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A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron traverses a ravine on a highline at the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2016. Airmen from the 48th RQS completed a week of high angle rescue training where they were taught to use ropes to extract someone who may be stranded at the bottom of a ravine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) 48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training
Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in multiple rescue techniques. They are honing their skills and learning new ones when they aren’t deployed. The 48th Rescue Squadron recently completed a week of high angle rescue training.
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Prisoner of war memorabilia is displayed during a POW/MIA recognition ceremony at the Veterans Affairs main campus in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2016. Tucson veterans who were captured during World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War provided memorabilia from their experiences as POWs to be displayed during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers) SAVAHCS hosts POW/MIA recognition ceremony
The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System held a remembrance ceremony at their main campus in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16. Every year D-M and the SAVAHCS alternate honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action.
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U.S. Airmen from the 355th Operations Support Squadron pose for a photograph in front of Runway 12's newly activated Instrument Landing System as two A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft fly above Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. The ILS provides approaching aircraft with horizontal and vertical guidance relative to the centerline and the threshold of the runway for an accurate landing approach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) Runway 12 ILS guides first approaching aircraft
The Runway 12 Instrument Landing System guided its first approach of aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016.
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Combat Leaders Course students prepare to land during training in Florence, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2016. The students mission planned and executed a multitude of scenarios including a jump mission with an overland movement, a mass casualty, and a technical rescue with the rotary wing exfiltration all within the climates of southern Arizona and California.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Guardian Angel Combat Leaders Course put into action
It takes countless years of career field education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader. The 68th Rescue Flight executed a 65-day course for ten pararescuemen in a newly-designed course to develop their leadership abilities while obtaining their 7-level certification for their dynamic career field.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley Haley, 355th Communications Squadron network operations technician, switches out a server’s hard drive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2016. The network operations team is the primary office for securing classified and unclassified networks.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Network Operations serve D-M
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley Haley, 355th Communications Squadron network operations technician, switches out a server’s hard drive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2016. The network operations team is the primary office for securing classified and unclassified networks.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R.
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Staff Sgt. Matthew Gaddy, a 306th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, navigates an obstacle course in Frankfurt, Germany, during training camp for an international military competition July 19 to 31. The competition, Held Aug. 1 through 4 in Madrid, Spain, consisted of shooting, land navigation, and multiple obstacle courses. Seventeen international teams competed, and Gaddy's team took third place. (Courtesy photo) U.S. PJ competes in international MILCOMP

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U.S. Airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together to remove the panel on the right horizontal stabilizer of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2016. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all equipment maintenance actions for 14 Compass Call aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) 755th AMXS: Keeping Compass Call ready for electronic attack
U.S. Airmen from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together to remove the panel on the right horizontal stabilizer of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2016. The 755th AMXS plans and executes all equipment maintenance actions for 14 Compass Call aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron and firefighters from Green Valley Fire District prepare to enter into a burn house at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2016. Members of the 355th CES’s Fire and Emergency Services and the Green Valley Fire District participated in live-fire Class A training over the course of four days on D-M AFB’s fire training grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Side by side: D-M, local firefighters train together
Firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Green Valley Fire District teamed up to participate in live-fire training at D-M AFB, Ariz., this week. A total of about 125 firefighters from both agencies utilized this week’s Class-A training to maintain proficiency in fire protection.
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U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron use a chainsaw to create support beams in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Pararescuemen participate every year in collapsed structure personnel extraction training to be ready for natural disasters in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) 48th RQS Airmen participate in collapsed structure training
U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron use a chainsaw to create support beams in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Pararescuemen participate every year in collapsed structure personnel extraction training to be ready for natural disasters in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gage, 923d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016. The 923d AMXS plans and directs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to ensure mission-ready status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) 923rd AMXS Airmen keep wrenches turning around the clock
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gage, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016. The 923rd AMXS plans and directs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to ensure mission-ready status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Pamela Jirsa, 355th Medical Operations Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the orthopedics clinic, applies a cast to a patients arm at the 355th Medical Group clinic on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2013. Jirsa was accepted into the Nursing Enlisted Commissioning Program for the year of 2013. She will be released from regular duty for 24 months. During this time, they are required to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, pass the National Council Licensure Examination and complete Commissioned Officer Training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released). Desert medic chosen for commissioning program
Not everyone gets to pick their career field when they join the Air Force. As a result, those with a
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The path of a recent tornado in Moore, Okla., May 22, 2013. A tornado categorized as an EF5, the strongest category possible, with winds ranging from 200 to 210 mph struck Moore May 20, 2013. The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports 24 fatalities related to the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bradley C. Church) D-M Airmen arrive on scene to support tornado victims
Recently two of D-M's Airmen traveled to Oklahoma to provide donations and support for the tornado
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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Rawls, 355th Fighter Wing, recently joined the Desert Lightning Team as vice commander at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. He comes to D-M from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin/Released) Dagger Point: Meet your new vice commander
Leadership changes are a common occurrence in the U.S. Air Force, especially with installation
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The Focus on Fathering Parenting Group follows a comprehensive curriculum developed for the state of Missouri by Parents as Teachers National Center.  Sponsered by grant funding through First Things First , Easter Seals Blake Foundation has partnered with the United Way to be able to provide Community Based Parent Education throughout Pima County including this group located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. A&FRC puts the focus on being a better father
Men of the Desert Lightning Team are getting the chance to learn to be better fathers through the
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Andrew Matthew, 354th Fighter Squadron, explains the purpose of the A-10 flight simulator to members of the Tucson Padres at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 6, 2013. Mike Feder, Tucson Padres general manager, is also the honorary commander for the 354th FS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Honorary Commander brings Tucson Padres to 354th FS
The 354th Fighter Squadron here hosted members of the Tucson Padres and their families for a visit
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lorenzo Livingston, Airman Leadership School instructor, speaks to Airmen, noncommissioned officers, senior NCOs and officers during a Leaders Are Readers meeting at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 19, 2013. Livingston and Tech. Sgt. Steve McIntyre, 355th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Element noncommissioned officer in charge, founded LAR as a means to give junior enlisted Airmen an avenue to talk and learn from higher leadership in a more direct way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Airmen develop leadership through reading
Members of the Desert Lightning Team are getting the opportunity to develop themselves
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U.S. Air Force Airmen bring their pets and children to the Family Just for Fun 5K Run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 7, 2013. The Benko Fitness and Sports Center has been hosting monthly 5Ks since the gym opened in July 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo by Betty R. Chevalier/Released) Benko hosts monthly 5K
The Benko Fitness and Sports Center here hosts a 5K run once a month for Desert Lightning Team
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Romalyn Vanderloop, 355th Force Support Squadron helps an Airman in the process of permanent change of station at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 5, 2013. D-M’s Outbound Assignments office deals with 650 to 900 assignments during the busiest permanent change of station periods (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) Outbound Assignments office busy year round
D-M's Outbound Assignments office deals with 650 to 900 assignments during the busiest permanent
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Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base prepare to ascend a rock climbing wall during an event held by the Single Airmen Initiative program in Tucson, Ariz. March 31. The program is targeted to single active-duty or reserve officers and enlisted members without dependants. However, the program is open to all patrons authorized to use the 355th Force Support Squadron programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths) SAI offers low-cost activities to single Airmen
Outdoor Recreation here is giving Airmen an opportunity to participate in outdoor activities around
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Elodia Medina, Airman & Family Readiness Center Air Force Aid officer, gives U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Christa Yazzie, 355th Force Support Squadron Readiness noncommissioned officer, information about available Air Force Aid Society programs at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 6, 2013. The AFAS offers many different programs to aid active duty, retired Air Force personnel and Air Guard or Reserve members during emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/Released) Financial aid available to Airmen
The Air Force Aid Society is helping Desert Lightning Team members meet needs in times of
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