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Air Force Reserve aircrew from the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., hoist (simulated) crash "survivor" Capt. Clay Shaner, an F-16 pilot from the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, out of the woods during a combat search and rescue training flight in upstate New York Aug. 2. Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carolyn Herrick) East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force
Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12. The group included three HH-60s and their accompanying maintenance crews; air crew members, including pilots and special mission aviators; aviation resource management specialists; intelligence
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, passes the 355th Fighter Wing guidon to Col. Scott Campbell during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2016. Before assuming command of the 355th FW, Campbell served as the senior policy advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) 355th Fighter Wing gains new commander
Col. Scott Campbell assumed command of the 355th Fighter Wing from Col. James Meger during a change of command ceremony here, today. Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander and the ceremony’s presiding office, commended Meger’s accomplishments and welcomed Campbell to the wing before passing command.
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A cockpit upgraded via an avionic viability is powered on for demonstration in an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 19, 2016. The upgrade revitalizes the cockpit with liquid crystal displays that consolidate vital flight information such as precision ground mapping. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Compass Call receives an upgrade
Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first. The aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade to make it more effective in combat and while maintaining compliance with federal and international aviation regulations.
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Tech. Sgt. Isaac Shapiro packs a parachute at the 306th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14. He's an Air Force Reserve aircrew flight equipment specialist for the Guardian Angel squadron here, which is part of the 943rd Rescue Group. Shapiro transitioned to the Reserve six years ago after six years of active duty service to expand his breadth of experience and be part of the unique combat-search-and-rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carolyn Herrick) 'We’re the last to let you down’: Rigger trades active-duty career for Guardian Angel mission
Before a pararescueman jumps out the back of a cargo plane, the last thing on his mind should be whether or not his parachute will deploy. He shouldn’t wonder, before he jumps into a black abyss of water, if the jet ski package will be intact after its descent. His focus should be on saving a life. In order to focus on a search and rescue mission,
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Special Tactics officer candidates pull a Zodiac boat to the shore during a selection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. Special Tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, a group of Special Tactics Airmen weed out the cross-training candidates who don’t meet the high standards, putting them through a week-long selection process to select only the best-qualified individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katrina Cheesman) 
Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations
In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen (BA), the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25.The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career fields, should they be
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Airmen from the 924th Maintenance Squadron work on an A-10C Thunberbolt II as it arrives July 16 in preparation for their annual tour at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Citizen Airmen with the 924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. and the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, are training together to perfect skills needed during combat. Arizona fighter group trains with rescue wing
Citizen Airmen with the 924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, are training together to perfect skills needed during combat. Approximately 200 Airmen slowly trickled in during the weekend from D-M to the beautiful ocean side scenery of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and are scheduled to stay through the end of the month.
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U.S. Airmen and civilians from the 355th Comptroller Squadron volunteer at the Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Ariz., in Tucson, July 14, 2016. They participated in a three hour volunteer shift, which involved sorting and boxing different kinds of nonperishable foods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Food for thought
An Air Force base cannot function properly or complete its mission effectively without public trust and support from the local community. The Honorary Commander Program opens the door to good communication by allowing D-M and the Tucson, Arizona community to see how each other operate. “The program is used to connect military organizations with community leaders so they can have an awareness of what our mission is,” said Senior Master Sgt. Lisa Azzoline, 355th Comptroller Squadron superintendent. “That way, they can go back out into the community and advocate for us.”
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, removes the cover from an adhesive strip on a block of C4 plastic explosive during an explosive ordnance disposal immersion course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 28, 2016. McNally has worked in the maintenance support field for the past eight years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Airman participates in EOD immersion
Leaving a career field can be a scary proposition for an Airman who has been performing and learning the ins and outs of their job for the better part of a decade. The new career they choose may or may not be a good fit. Despite that, Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, recently became eligible to retrain into another career field, so he decided to change direction.
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U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Steven Bleymaier, commander of Ogden Air Logistics Complex, greets General Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2016. The mission of the Air Force Materiel Command is to 
deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)
AFMC Commander and Command Chief visit D-M
U.S. Air Force General Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, arrive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2016. Air Force Materiel Command develops, acquires and sustains the aerospace power needed to defend the United States through management, research, acquisition, development, testing and maintenance of existing and future weapons systems and their components. The mission of the Air Force Materiel Command is to deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities. AFMC employs some 80,000 personnel and manages $60 billion annually.
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720th Security Forces Squadron members train in triple-digit heat during a drill weekend at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 4. They work alongside the 943rd Rescue Group to support active-duty and Air Force Reserve missions. Their parent unit is the 920th Mission Support Group at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carolyn Herrick) Security forces support active-duty, Reserve missions
When people think of Air Force security forces, their minds often go immediately to flight line operations, military working dogs, and gate guard duty. But there’s a team of Air Force Reserve security forces members here with a totally unique mission: geographically separated from their parent 920th Mission Support Group at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., the 720th Security Forces Squadron combines traditional reservists and active Guard/Reserve members who support two different entities.
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226-SARC Focusing on more than the bystander
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response officials across the Air Force are revamping their training
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. - Senior Airman Job Torres-Gomez, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, shows a student from Borman Elementary School the proper technique used when brushing teeth as part of the National Children’s Dental Health month here Feb. 18. Airmen from the 355th DS visited the school to educate the children on good oral hygiene. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jerilyn Quintanilla) Dental Squadron Airmen educate children about dental care
Oral care starts at a young age, and Airmen from the 355th Dental Squadron are getting the word out
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Wilske, 355th Fighter Wing Plans and Programs superintendent, poses behind some of the wooden projects he's built. He has built a number of things including signs, coin holders, a cube inside of another cube and wooden dice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Washburn/Released) Everyone needs a hobby
Most people have a hobby: painting, stamp collecting and sewing. It's a way to blow off steam after
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. stand outside the Biosphere 2 facility in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 9, 2013. The facility was designed to test if human beings could sustain life inside a completely enclosed structure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) The Loft visits Biosphere 2
Throughout the year, the Loft Airman Ministry Center plans and coordinates trips and events to build
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Default Air Force Logo Digital threats detected by digital warriors
As Senior Airman Ryan Brock, 355th Communications Squadron information assurance technician, sits at
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Dawna Cnota, 355th Fighter Wing command chief poses in her dedicated crew chief suit on the flight line February 4, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) A chief’s recollection
Chief Master Sgt. Dawna Cnota, 355th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, joined the Air
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Marcelina Chambers will be representing Davis-monthan Air Force base in the 2013 military spouse of the year contest. Marcelina Chambers represents D-M in military spouse of the year contest
D-M's very own Marcelina Chambers has won military spouse of the year for the base. She is currently
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355 MDOS Squadrom Patch Watching your wingmen
As military members, it is everyone's job to watch out for each other. See an Airman with a
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Default Air Force Logo AFREP can fix it
In most offices, there's a closet, probably known as "the back", where electronics go to die. This
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2013 bowling clinics open to all skill levels, from begginer to advanced. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) Improve your roll with bowling clinics at Davis-Monthan Lanes
Bowlers can take their game to the next level with bowling clinics at Davis-Monthan Lanes. The
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