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U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Michael Fellows, Air Force Reserve chief of medical, and retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sgt. Karen Loalbo, search for original signatures on the Walls of Balad at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2015. The Walls of Balad began in 2006, at Joint Base Balad Contingency Aeromedical Staging Flight facility, Iraq, they were intended to raise the morale of service members that passed though the CASF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released) The Warrior Wall
In August of 2006, a patient lounge in the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group Contingency Aeromedical Staging Flight Facility at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, turned into a place where wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen could relax and write messages on the walls, forming what became known as the Walls of Balad.Wounded warriors would go through
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B.J. Cordova, Tucson Clean and Beautiful development and communications director, speaks with U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Godinez, 563rd Operations Support Squadron rescue aircraft flight equipment technician, and Tech. Sgt. Devon Godinez, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11 NCO in charge of the instructor element, about energy efficiency within their homes during the Base Exchange Energy Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2015. The event was hosted by the D-M energy team to celebrate National Energy Action Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) National Energy Action Month at D-M
Desert Lightning Team members are celebrating National Energy Action Month, the federal government and U.S. Air Force commemoration designated to inform people on how to save energy, from Oct. 1 to 30.This year's theme is Mission Assurance through Energy Assurance. The goal is to inspire the total force to be more efficient to give the Air Force an
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Default Air Force Logo Not all trash belongs in dumpsters
A dumpster may seem like the perfect place to dispose of personal and government property that is no longer wanted or needed.This is not the case with the dumpsters on base according to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron.Common items found in and around dumpsters, that are prohibited, include couches and furniture, mattresses, appliances, engine
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Leo Pavlushkin, 355th Security Forces Squadron lead police officer, grapples with Jariel Rivera, 355th Maintenance Group squadron lead crew member, during a Brazilian jiujitsu class at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2015. The class is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the Airman Leadership School building 4455. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Free Brazilian jiujitsu class available at D-M
A free Brazilian jiujitsu class is available to adults with base access here.The class is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the Airman Leadership School, building 4455.Garrett Clark, a U.S. Air Force veteran, volunteered to take over D-M's all-volunteer military combatives program in 2013 and with the assistance of
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Mann, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, acquires targeting information as Senior Airman Joseph Gleason, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer EOD technician, and Staff Sgt. Richard Weick, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician, observe during advanced X-ray training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2015. EOD technicians from D-M AFB, Luke AFB, Ariz., Edwards AFB, Calif., Cannon AFB, N.M. and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, attended the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) EOD conducts advanced X-ray training

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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron talk during an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft final mission meeting on the flight line at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2015. The Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released) 41st EECS Scorpions defend the force with Compass Call
On the combat frontier in Afghanistan, the ability to disrupt or exploit enemy command and control communication is vital to protecting the lives of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface and special operations forces.A big part of that mission is entrusted to the Airmen of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron who fly the EC-130H
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Sisk, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew team member, preps a triple ejector rack during a load crew of the quarter contest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015. Sisk was among the six Airmen that participated in the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan Barbour/Released) Load Crew of the Quarter contest
Select Airmen from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 924th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed against each other in a load crew of the quarter contest on the flightline, 2 Oct.The six Airmen, formed into two load crews, were chosen to compete in the contest. The objective of the contest was to load GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tim Fitzpatrick, 563rd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster, embraces his wife, Laura Fitzpatrick, on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2015. Two HC-130J Combat King II’s and 25 Airmen returned from a 4-month deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released) 563rd Rescue Group Airmen homecoming

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Emor, 355th SFS MWD demonstrate how a MWD can attack an aggressor, during a National Night Out event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2015. The National Night Out event was held by the National Association of Town Watch and co- sponsored locally by Soaring Heights Communities. The night out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers/Released) Soaring Heights hosts National Night Out
Soaring Heights Communities hosted its 9th annual National Night Out event Oct. 7, 2015. The event helped educate residents about local first emergency responders.The event was intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organizations."On
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Harder, 56th Force Support Squadron food service specialist, reassembles a Babington Airtronic burner during an expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2015. Harder, among other FSS Airmen, learned how to operate, repair, and maintain the burner during the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Expeditionary kitchen training at D-M
Thirty Airmen attended expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's Desert Lightning City, Sept. 29-30.The Air Combat Command funded training was hosted by Babington Technology to educate Airmen from D-M, Luke AFB, Arizona, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, on handling equipment in a single pallet expeditionary kitchen.The Airmen learned
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Default Air Force Logo The writing on the "Walls"
The "Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona" open house will feature many showcases, mostly centered on
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Default Air Force Logo USAFA Wings of Blue to perform at open house
Scheduled to descend upon D-M in spectacular fashion, the Air Force Academy's parachute team, Wings
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Default Air Force Logo Thunderbirds to perform at D-M's open house
On April 14 and 15, a familiar face is making a temporary appearance to the airspace above D-M. The
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Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. and their families, pose for a group photo before participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K at Reid Park March 25. One of the Airmen, Senior Master Sgt. Aubry Herrera, 355th Fighter Wing staff superintendent, has breast cancer and has been fighting it for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Released) D-M Airmen race for one of their own
Airmen from D-M recently participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K at Reid park March
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Operations Group deputy commander, clobbers the softball while up to bat at the Chiefs vs. Eagles softball game at Thunderbolt Field on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 23. The game is an annual charity event hosted by the Chief’s Group of D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook/Released) Eagles squeak by Chiefs, 15-14, in charity softball game
The Eagles walked away victorious over the Chiefs, 15-14, in the annual charity softball game at
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Default Air Force Logo D-M wins best RV campground for 2011
When it comes to bringing military families together in a relaxing area, nobody does it better than
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Default Air Force Logo Two D-M Airmen accepted as Olmsted Foundation Scholars
Two members of the 55th Wing have been selected to participate in the Olmstead Scholar Program for
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Airmen from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department receive some egress training on how to get to the pilot of a P-51 Mustang in the event of an emergency during the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Released) Heritage Flight Conference trains more than pilots
The on-looking crowd lets out audible "oohs" and "aahs" as mechanical aerial beasts perform
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. J.T. Oswald (right) and Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Karnes (left), both 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, put the finishing touches on the oil pan of a 1984 Chevy Caprice Classic at the Auto Hobby Shop on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 4. Squadron members are restoring the car using their own skills and funds. It will be presented to Tech. Sgt. Adrian Mapps, 355th EMS, once it is complete. (Courtesy photo/Released) 355th EMS shows wingmanship under the hood
As the shiny 1984 Chevy Caprice Classic rolled into the hangar, Tech Sgt. Adrian Mapps, 355th
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A P-51 sits on the flightline as the sun shines through its propellers during the Heritage Flight Conference on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Released) Nostalgic and modern aircraft join forces for Heritage Flight
Aircraft from past and present converged on D-M's flightline for the annual Air Combat Command
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