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Ms. Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, General James Doolittle’s granddaughter, and Maj. Gen. (Retired) David Jones, a "Doolittle Raider," cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the General James H. Doolittle Center here May 9. 12th AF unveils Combined Air Operations Center at D-M
Headquarters Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern unveiled the U.S. Air Forces' newest Falconer, the Gen. James H. Doolittle Combined Air and Space Operations Center, today during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The CAOC is the "nerve-center" for the Combined or Joint Forces Air Component Commander (C/JFACC) and serves as the hub of all air and
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Staff Sgt. Michael Long (left) and Airman 1st Class Jason Abbey, both firefighters at D-M, lower a dummy victim onto the "helipad" after a simulated canyon rescue here April 30. The specialized rescue training was part of a three-week course taught by three instructors from the United States Air Forces in Europe Fire Academy, who traveled here and certified 19 D-M firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond) USAFE fire academy instructors bring rescue training to D-M
Three instructors from the United States Air Forces in Europe Fire Academy's rescue technician mobile training course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, came here and trained 19 D-M firefighters April 16 through May 4 in specialized rescue methods. The course was made up of three blocks. The first block trained them on automobile extrications,
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Default Air Force Logo AMARC becomes 309th AMARG in redesignation ceremony
In an activation ceremony here May 2, the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center was officially redesignated as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, under the 309th Maintenance Wing located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Brig. Gen. Arthur B. Cameron III, commander of the 309th MXW, presided over the group activation
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Capt. Michael Sommers, a pilot for the 357th Fighter Squadron here, and 13-year-old Kellie Miner-Durkit, Davis-Monthan's honorary Pilot for a Day, sit together in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft.  The Pilot for a Day program is designed to find children with serious illnesses and help them enjoy a day totally devoted to them and their interest in aviation. D-M Airmen make local girl 'Pilot for a Day'
Kellie Miner-Durkit, a 13-year-old Arizonan suffering from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, visited here April 27 as the most recent participant in the Pilot for a Day program. The purpose of the program is to find local children with serious illnesses and help them enjoy a day totally focused on them and their interest in aviation. The program
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Default Air Force Logo ACC environmental compliance team visits D-M
Members of Air Combat Command's Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment Management Program visited D-M April 16 to 20. "The goal of the assessment was to review D-M's vulnerability to enforcement action from federal and state agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--An aerial gunner and two pararescuemen off-load an injured aircrew member from a HH-60 Pave Hawk onto a C-130 during a combat search and rescue training mission at Red Flag-Alaska 07-1. The Pave Hawk crew is assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, detachment 1 here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver). Pararescue exercise joins Alaska ANG, D-M Airmen
Ejecting out of a fighter jet at more than 400 miles an hour, aircrew members have one objective--to make it to the ground alive. For an F-15 fighter pilot and his navigator, the combat search and rescue training scenario during Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 stranded them with severe injuries on the expansive Pacific Alaskan Range Complex. The 210th Rescue
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Senior Airman Brian Batema (right) holds the door open for Staff Sgt. Joshua Sharloken, Staff Sgt. Waylon Mitchell and Tech. Sgt. Jeff Ward, all from the 355th Security Forces Squadron here, so they can quickly enter the cafeteria and confront a hostile gunman during a training exercise at Lowell H. Smith Middle School here April 19. Using paintball handguns,  trainers from the Tucson Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics Team taught members of several law enforcement agencies how to respond to an armed assailant in a school setting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond) 355th SFS Airmen join SWAT training exercise
Five Airmen and two civilians from the 355th Security Forces Squadron here trained with members of the Tucson Police Department, Sahuarita Police Department and University of Arizona Police Department in an exercise conducted at the Lowell H. Smith Middle School building here April 19. The exercise, administered and supervised by TPD Special
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Mr. Ronny Garcia demonstrates one of the emergency life-saving methods that would be employed after an alcohol-related car accident, while Mr. Vince Easevoli holds down the arms of Airman 1st Class Spencer Doll of the 355th Medical Support Squadron here. Davis-Monthan was one of several stops on the Stay Alive from Education program's "Street Smart" demonstration tour, during which Mr. Garcia and Mr. Easevoli educate people on the consequences of poor decision-making. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacqueline Hawkins) 'Street Smart' event educates Airmen
The Culture of Responsible Choices committee here sponsored a presentation promoting safety and sound decision-making at the base theater here April 11. "Street Smart" is an ongoing event presented by the Stay Alive From Education program, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing teen injuries and fatalities. Mr. Ronny Garcia and Mr. Vince
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An A-10 pilot prepares to exit the aircraft after landing at Bagram Airfield April 17. The A-10s belong to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed to Bagram from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Tomko) A-10 Thunderbolt II returns to Bagram
Increased firepower is in the making for U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. A-10s from the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived April 17 to bring increased versatility to the capabilities of the aircraft stationed here. Brig. Gen. Christopher Miller, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, said the
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron takes off from D-M, as friends, family members and colleagues bid farewell. Twelve A-10 pilots from the 354th FS deployed to Afghanistan April 7 to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Melissa Taeu) D-M Airmen deploy to support OEF
Approximately 50 Airmen from the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Maintenance Group here deployed to Afghanistan April 7, along with a number of the 355th Wing's A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 200 additional D-M Airmen are also scheduled to depart for Afghanistan this week. The 354th FS "Bulldogs"
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