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Ten-year-old Brandon Smalling tries on life support gear, Thursday August 10 at the 357th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz as part of the Pilot for a Day program. The program is designed to help children with disabilities or serious illnesses to enjoy a day focused on them and their interest in aviation. Activities in the program include; trying on life support equipment, using Night Vision goggles, flying an A-10 simulator, and seeing an A-10  up close.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina D. Ponte) 10-year-old boy becomes Pilot for a Day
Ten-year-old Brandon Smalling and his family visited here Aug. 9 to participate in the Pilot for a Day program, which helps local children with disabilities or serious illnesses enjoy a day totally focused on them and their interest in aviation. Each child gets the "distinguished visitor" treatment from various agencies on base, with special
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Default Air Force Logo 42nd ECS begins training Compass Call pilots
The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron here reached a historic milestone in the EC-130H Compass Call community by flying its first sortie here July 24. "This flight represents the culmination of a yearlong effort to meet a dire need in the Compass Call community," said Lt. Col. Mitch Hanscom, 42nd ECS commander. Re-activated March 10, 2006, as the
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Default Air Force Logo Is your state government holding money for you?
How many jobs have you had in your life? How many bank accounts have you opened? How many bills have you paid? Do you have stocks? Bonds? Insurance? Among all the financial transactions, you're absolutely positive you've never just lost track of several hundred dollars...right? In a country where, every year, 30 percent of the population changes
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Default Air Force Logo Marrow donor registration set for Aug. 17 at BX
The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program will be registering marrow-donor volunteers at the base exchange Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each year more than 30,000 adults and children are diagnosed with leukemia or other fatal blood diseases. After initial treatments fail, many of those people have only one hope for survival -
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Default Air Force Logo Unit climate assessments provide confidential, influential feedback
Could your unit use a morale boost? Would you like to see some improvements in your workplace? Your opinion can be heard. Unit Climate Assessments are voluntary surveys offered by the 355th Fighter Wing Military Equal Opportunity office here. They're used to provide feedback to the commander on issues that may impact the unit's human relations and
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Members of the 55th Rescue Squadron here pose with University of Arizona football coaches at UA's Arizona Stadium. The coaches hosted the Airmen for an hour-long football-style physical training session July 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Kyle Cowherd) 55th RQS gets rigorous PT from UA football coaches
Led by four of the University of Arizona's football coaches, members of the 55th Rescue Squadron here participated in a physical training session July 27 at Arizona Stadium. Lt. Col. Strachn Massey, commander of the 55th RQS, and Tim Kish, assistant head coach for linebackers, live in the same neighborhood. One day, Colonel Massey mentioned to Mr.
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55th Rescue Squadron HH-60 helicopters provide transportation for 48th RQS pararescueman during exercise Angel Thunder in Gila Bend,AZ.Senior. Angel Thunder is a combat search and rescue task force exercise designed to test theater spin-up capabilities and examine the integration of all Air Force assets in mission planning procedures and mission execution. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Lanie McNeal) Angel Thunder: Exercise or action movie?
"Execute, execute, execute!" That's how the exercise scenario began. The next sound was a huge explosion. A rocket-propelled grenade had just struck a military convoy and the air was suddenly filled with black smoke. Nearly 10 minutes later, as the smoke started to dissipate, the faint sounds of terror took over. More than two dozen people were
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Lt. Col. Donald G. Shannon receives the 25th Operational Weather Squadron guidon from Col.Thomas B. Frooninckx during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Mirage Officers’ Club here on July 17. Colonel Shannon was previously the deputy chief of the Operations Weather Division of the Air, Space and Information Operations Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alesia Goosic) 25th OWS command changes hands

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This inoperational HH-60 helicopter weapons control unit was categorized irreparable and placed in bin of items to be shipped to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office. When AFREP supply technician Todd Zickel found out the $27,000 part was about to be scrapped, he brought it to the AFREP maintainers. They promptly fixed it -- with components that cost $1.50. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond) AFREP maintainers: 'We can fix anything'
An A-10 aircraft is made up of thousands of unique components and parts, most of which are essential for the jet to take flight. When one of them breaks, the aircraft is grounded until it gets repaired. For that aircraft, the mission stops. The part often can't be fixed on the spot, which means sorties are missed, flying hours are lost and
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Children of deployed D-M Airmen play together at the commissary here July 15 during the "Shopping Extravaganza" organized by the 355th Mission Support Group, the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here, and the commissary staff. The event, which was part of the  D-M Community Cares program, attracted more than 500 spouses and children and featured discounted food, prize giveaways and a play area where children could be supervised while their parents shopped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jamie Coggan) Commissary hosts exclusive shopping event for deployed Airmen’s families
Approximately 500 spouses and children of deployed Airmen attended the "Commissary Shopping Extravaganza" here July 15. After the idea was raised at the 355th Mission Support Group, the commissary teamed up with the 355th Services Squadron here and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center's D-M Community Cares program. The store stayed open an extra
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