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A combat rescue officer from the 306th Rescue Squadron hugs his daughters upon his return to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from the Horn of Africa June 2. The 306th RQS is part of the 943rd Rescue Group, the Air Force Reserve Command's premier combat search and rescue group. They were deployed for four months and saved six lives during the deployment, flew more than 500 combat hours, conducted 67 parachute deployments, and provided more than 2,600 hours of dedicated alert coverage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt) Reserve Rescue Airmen return to D-M from Africa
U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron performs a low-angle strafe during the 2016 Hawgsmoke competition at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz., June 2, 2016. Hawgsmoke is a biennial competition focused on tactics the A-10C can employ during combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) D-M hosts another Hawgsmoke
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted this year’s Hawgsmoke competition June 1-3.The biennial competition focused on tactics the aircraft can employ during combat operations.This year’s event concentrated on two major areas: the tactical massing of fires in minimum time in an opposed environment, and conventional weapons delivery. The 47th Fighter
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2016
U.S. Airmen, veterans and civilians pose for a picture at the top of Humphreys Peak, Ariz., May 29, 2016. The group climbed the mountain as part of the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge, which focuses on bringing Airmen in each of the 50 states to the highest points of their respective states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) Airmen take on 50 summits challenge
A group of 19 individuals made up of U.S. Airmen, veterans and civilians summited Humphreys Peak, Ariz., Sunday in accordance with the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge.The challenge is an enduring effort focused on bringing Airmen in each of the 50 states to the highest points of their respective states.The Memorial Day weekend event checked one
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U.S. Airmen and civilians applaud as the Folklorico Dance Performance concludes during the Cultural Awareness Festival Breaking Through Barriers: Past, Present and Future at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 20, 2016. Cultural and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all service members, civilian employees, contractors, family members and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) D-M’s First Cultural Festival
The Equal Opportunity office hosted D-M AFB’s first ever Cultural Awareness Festival Breaking Through Barriers: Past, Present and Future, May 20.The festival was held as an alternate to the Department of Defense supported observances by combining all observances into one event. Cultural and special observances are conducted to enhance
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF Program Receives Makeover
Air Force leadership launched its new idea suggestion program renamed Airmen Powered by Innovation in February 2014.The Air Force Vice Chief of Staff tasked Air Force leaders to streamline and consolidate four older idea generating programs to include Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, 
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF defers promotion, re-enlistment ineligibility policy tied to enlisted distance learning completion
The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing depart for a deployment from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2015. These Airmen were a part of the largest deployment of personnel since WWII to deploy from D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne A. Powers/Released) D-M sets standard for deployed Airmen tracker
Desert Lightning Team members created an innovative tool, now Air Combat Command-wide, for leadership to track their Airmen downrange at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.Two Airmen from the 355th Communications Squadron crafted an official tool, called the Blue Line Tracker, to create a more simple way of keeping this information together.“This
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A Holocaust survivor lights a candle during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2016. Dessert lightning team members were invited to listen to holocaust survivors’ personal stories and participate in a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who were lost. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) Holocaust Day of Remembrance 2016
Eight holocaust survivors told their harrowing tales of survival during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at the Dove Chapel May 9. Dessert lightning team members were invited to listen to holocaust survivors’ personal stories and participate in a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who were lost.Sidney Finkel, Holocaust survivor, recounted
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(courtesy graphic by Maj. Joel Bloomquist) D-M Airmen rise to the occasion
Three Airmen from D-M AFB are championing the summit of Mount Humphreys in Flagstaff, Arizona, 29 May, 2016.We are looking for as many individuals as possible to join. This is an all call to Airmen; Guardsmen, Reservist, Active Duty members and veterans looking for a challenge.This memorial weekend event will mark one more summit to be checked off
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Doria, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, salutes a wreath with Tucson Police Department officers during the 9th Annual Pima County Regional Law Enforcement Memorial at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 6, 2016.  A wreath was presented by 11 local law enforcement agencies to honor past members who have perished while in the line of duty.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released) Law enforcement heroes honored at memorial ceremony
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Doria, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, salutes a wreath with Tucson Police Department officers during the 9th Annual Pima County Regional Law Enforcement Memorial at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 6, 2016. A wreath was presented by 11 local law enforcement agencies to honor past members
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Food is stored at the base chapel after being collected from the commissary for D-M Airmen families in need. Volunteers collected approximately 5,000 pounds of canned goods. (Courtesy photo) D-M volunteers collect canned goods for Airmen in need
Members of D-M lent a helping hand by donating canned goods and turkeys to those families in need
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U.S. Air Force Col. Greg Williams, 355th Mission Support Group commander, performs a diamond pushup during the physical training portion of the Commander's 101/Surviving the Holidays course hosted by the Health and Wellness Center on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2012. The course involved a PT class and a cooking demonstration led by members of the HAWC's staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Surviving the holidays with Commanders
As physical training failures have been on the rise Air Force wide, several commanders on D-M took
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen learn swing dance at The Loft
Looking for something fun to do? Why not try out some swing dancing classes Thursday evenings from 8
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Default Air Force Logo Helping man’s best friend
This is a dagger point style interview with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Sewart, 79th Rescue
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The Sheppard Holiday Tree and the nine candles of the Menorah were lighted Dec. 7 at the corner of Avenue E and 1st Avenue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah) 'Safe-n-Sound'
In preparation for the winter months and upcoming holidays, the Air Force has begun this year's
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Default Air Force Logo Lessons from Concessions: “Leading through service”
Quite often, Airmen are asked to volunteer for numerous on and off-base organizations. In many
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2012
The USAF Honor Guard Firing Party firing line during a Full Honors Funeral in Arlington National Cemetery. The Ceremonial Guardsman
(Editor's Note: The Air Force is filled with opportunities to have unique experiences by performing
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2012
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tibetha Pascal, 355th Force Support Squadron base lodging superintendant, and Master Sgt. Christopher Rasco, 355th Maintenance Operations Squadron loading standardization crew chief, pose for a photo in front of the Airman’s Attic on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 6, 2012. Pascal and Rasco are council members for the Airman’s Attic. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) Finding secondhand treasures at the Airman's Attic
 Have you been facing tough financial times lately? If so, you should come to the Airman's Attic
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Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base prepare to ascend a rock climbing wall during an event held by the Single Airmen Initiative program in Tucson, Ariz. March 31. The program is targeted to single active-duty or reserve officers and enlisted members without dependants. However, the program is open to all patrons authorized to use the 355th Force Support Squadron programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths) Outdoor Recreation offers low cost events for D-M Airmen
Are you looking for something fun and inexpensive to do with your free time? The 355th Force Support
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Chris Life, motorcycle safety instructor, demonstrates proper riding procedures to the students of the Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 8, 2012. The course teaches student everything from mounting and dismounting a motorcycle to emergency braking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released) How can I ride a motorcycle on base?
Are you tired of riding around base on four wheels? Do you want to ditch the car and drive a
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