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A U.S. Air Force Airman participates in a ruck march during police week alongside his German Shepard Dog at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2018. Police week serves as an opportunity to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty as well as a reminder to appreciate those keeping the community safe every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Police week honors fallen defenders
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will participate in National Police Week from May 13 – May 19, 2018. Police Week is held each year to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Ridge Flick, 354th Fighter Squadron Weapons and Tactics chief, poses in fornt of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 3, 2018. Flick was named the 2017 Air Combat Command Company Grade Officer of the Year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year
Capt. Ridge Flick, 354th Fighter Squadron Weapons and Tactics chief, was named the 2017 Air Combat Command Company Grade Officer of the Year. The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.
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Simon Sinek,  author and optimist, speaks to local first sergeants and commanders at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., May 2, 2018. Prominent TED Talks speaker visits D-M
Author, Simon Sinek, visited Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to speak with Airmen and base leadership, May 2, 2018.
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's annual load crew competition winners receive an award at the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., April 23, 2018. The awards ceremony was held to honor maintainers and highlight their achievements in their prospective career fields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Maintainers honored at annual awards
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base held its annual Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet, April 23, 2018.
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Construction workers prepare to plaster a wall for the new 306th Rescue Squadron training facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 6, 2018. The new training structure will be 65,000 sq. ft. and house all of the 306th RQS agencies under one roof. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) 306th RQS to receive new training facility
The construction of the 306th Rescue Squadron‘s new training facility is underway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The 306th RQS is currently spread out among multiple facilities throughout the base. This building will finally house all of its agencies under one roof.
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U.S. Air Force Colonel Chad Balettie, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander, lights a candle during Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., April 23, 2018. The candle lighting was part of a ceremony that memorialized the six million Jews and millions of other individuals that lost their lives during the genocide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) D-M holds annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Desert Dove Chapel, April 23. The ceremony is held each year to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
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A U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron assesses the fallout of a disarmed improvised unexploded ordnance during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28, 2018. The exercise involved the discovery, assessment and disposal of unexploded ordnance on a mock runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) CE test warfighting capabilities
The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base March 28-30, 2018. The exercise was held to evaluate their response to a damaged airfield in a simulated deployed environment.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shane Berger, 755th Operational Support Squadron airborne linguist, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 19, 2018. Berger was accepted into a program that will give him the opportunity to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while maintaining active duty status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Airman to attend medical degree prep
Staff Sgt. Shane Berger, an airborne linguist with the 755th Operational Support Squadron, was one of nine enlisted Airmen selected to attend a medical degree preparatory course. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program gives selected Airmen an opportunity to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while maintaining active duty status.
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The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1. Blanchard Golf Course to close
The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1.
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Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education. When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back
Since 1942, the AFAF campaign has been run by the Air Force family to help the Air Force family. Whether we are aware of it or not, each of us knows someone who has been helped by the Fund. Anything we can do today helps ensure that assistance will be available for other Airmen and other families when they need it tomorrow.
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's Retiree Activities Office is located at 3500 S. Craycroft Rd., east of the base chapel, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The RAO was established by the Secretary of the Air Force to serve military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers, and to support, advance and unify retired and active duty military families. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Retirees advance AF family at D-M
The Retired Activities Office was established to serve military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers, and to support, advance and unify retired and active duty military families. The RAO’s services range from retiree orientations, military widow and widower services, to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The office also offers assistance with military entitlements, former spouse benefits and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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A student assigned to the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11, Miniature and Microminiature (2M) Circuit Card Repair course solders a circuit card at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016. The 2M program is a part of the U.S. Navy program, but can be applied to multiple airframes in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide
From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin, 355th Contracting Squadron contract administrator, prepares to perform a dead lift at the Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Benjamin uses weightlifting as a personal escape from everyday stressors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen) Worth the weight
With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity. Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin finds her escape from everyday life within her workouts. Starting with a scarce amount of fitness knowledge, she began transforming herself from an average Airman to a fitness guru.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, communicates with pilots via radio at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2016. Lagapa-Talbott received the 2015 Air Force Air Traffic Controller of the Year award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Airman cleared to land AF-level award
Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective. Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, recently received the 2015 AF Air Traffic Controller of the Year award.
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An HC-130 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, sits idly on the Nellis flightline before preparing to take-off for a training sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13. With the HC-130 providing transport to the 79th Rescue Squadron during the exercise, the aircraft is able to deliver the RQS airman to the destination during the exercises while also being able to perform supply drops into the field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter) 79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3
For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red Flag 16-3 so they can uphold that creed.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb, 612th Air Communications Squadron command and control systems technician, reads from an online chat room while streaming a video game at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2016. Streaming helped Webb become more social prior to joining the Air Force. He is now set on building a community by streaming five days a week and holds sessions on Sundays specifically to interact with his followers and receive feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Airman finds his voice in a virtual world
There is a social stigma attached to video games and the people who play them. When picturing a
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Default Air Force Logo Lieutenant in training
Coming from Puerto Rico, Jean-Paul Arnaud vied his way through school, picking up English as a
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Default Air Force Logo Climbing to the top with Chief ingredients
Achieving the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force wasn’t initially a goal for a few
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Richard Brunt, 59, touches a memorial plaque, located in Heritage Park at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 5, 2016, which honors Captain Patrick B. Olson, who died on Feb. 27,1991, while trying to land a heavily damaged OA-10 during Operation Desert Storm. Brunt, who was Olson's crew chief, now works as a technician at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, or the "Boneyard" at D-M AFB, removing parts from decommissioned OA-10s to build inventories used by active A-10 Thunderbolt squadrons for maintaining their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt
In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is
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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Hopper speaks with 355th Security Forces Squadron bicycle patrol fleet members about their mission at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 8, 2016. Communicating and interacting with the base community is a main objective of the 355th SFS bicycle fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Security Forces on two wheels
The patrolmen, dressed in navy cargo shorts and blue polo shirts with “Police” printed on the back,
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Default Air Force Logo And You Shall Teach Your Children….
For some time I’ve been interested in, and somewhat passionate about, Holocaust education. That was not always the case. I am Jewish and I was always aware that my maternal grandfather’s family vanished without a trace during World War II. They were from Riga, Latvia and apparently, the Holocaust swallowed them up. No one could help the family find them, not the Red Cross, not any of the other organizations that assisted families after the war. This is tragic, but if I’m to be honest, it wasn’t an issue for me. I was a child, teenager, and a young adult who had issues to deal with in the here and now. As I continued to mature and went out into the world, the Holocaust started to become more of a “topic” for me. The more I saw, read, and experienced, the more I realized that this was a period of history that we could not allow to fade into oblivion.
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Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate historic achievements of women. By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rationale to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National’s Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Below are some great accomplishments of women from all facets of life.
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Default Air Force Logo Who is Martin Luther King Jr?
Wait a second, another street named after Martin Luther King Jr.? Why are there multiple road ways
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Default Air Force Logo National American Indian Heritage Month 2016
November is National American Indian Heritage month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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Default Air Force Logo National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to recognize the significant
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Default Air Force Logo Fire Prevention Week 2016
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A
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Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable energy consumption to 25 percent throughout the Air Force by 2025. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Sarah Ruckriegle/released) Energy Action Month
October is Energy Action Month and there is good news! Our photovoltaic farm is performing at its
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Default Air Force Logo Hispanic Heritage Month
The day was August 17, 1988, when public law 100-402 passed the observation period known as
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Default Air Force Logo Women's Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day commemorates American women achieving full voting rights under the U.S.
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Default Air Force Logo Entitlement Fraud
Allegations of pay and allowance fraud here are always a serious concern. Throughout our Air Force, recent allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the US government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage and potential recoveries. Given the budget cutbacks and ever-tightening financial limitations under which we operate, these violations of departmental policy and law, when publicized, have a tendency to erode taxpayer confidence in our ability to manage critical purse strings.
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