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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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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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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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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) HC-130J prepares for first ever deployment
Since the arrival of the first HC-130J Combat King II to D-M Nov. 15, the men and women of the 563rd
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On May 20 the Midvale Park Neighborhood Association, the Tucson Unified School District, the City of Tucson, Pima County and countless friends throughout the community, dedicated the multi-use field in Grijalva Park in honor of Christopher J. Moon. The field is used by the same elementary school Christopher Moon attended as a child. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin/released) Dedication to the fallen
When U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Moon was a young child, he dreamed of becoming a U.S. soldier
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A contestants fires off rounds during the shooting competion at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 17, 2013. The competion is part of national Police Week.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin) 355 SFS battle for top shot
Approximately 40 Airmen competed in a shooting competition, here May 17.It provided Airmen the
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Participants begin the second part of the hike at Colossal Caves Mountain Park, Ariz., May 11, 2013. The individuals are carrying between 25 and 65 pounds of canned goods that were later donated to  the Tucson Community Food Bank.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) D-M Airmen ruck for vets
members of the D-M community participated in the annual Rucking for Vets event at the Colossal Cave
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Default Air Force Logo Army Reserve aviation unit participates in Angel Thunder
An unlikely aviation partner in the Air Combat Command-sponsored Exercise Angel Thunder was the 7th
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Default Air Force Logo Angel Thunder 13 exercises train rescue units
Air-sea battles, high altitude and urban irregular warfare, security cooperation operations,
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Default Air Force Logo Fusilier Kinne's POW Perspective Prior to Angel Thunder Kickoff
Fusilier Derek Kinne, a prisoner of war during the Korean War, helped bring realism to the start of
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Default Air Force Logo Ambassador Ray participates in Angel Thunder 13
Here for his third Angel Thunder, former Ambassador Charles Ray shared his decades of experience in
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Default Air Force Logo C-130 MedTrans
Throughout the two-week Angel Thunder rescue exercise, the HC-130J Combat King II and the combat
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For an injured service member, being flown to safety in a Colombian C-130 is seamless in Angel
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