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U. S. Air Force Capt. Chad Rudolph, 357th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, signals to his crew chief during a preflight inspection at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2015, prior to departing for Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in Green Flag 15-10.  Green Flag is an advanced, realistic and relevant air to surface training exercise that prepares joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commander requirements across air, space and cyberspace.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released) 357th FS departs for Green Flag

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U.S. Airmen salute as the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Honor Guard posts the colors during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2015. The ceremony was in honor of the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) D-M remembers 9/11

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The Davis-Monthan Resilience Center is available to promote Comprehensive Airmen Fitness in the Professional Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2015. CAF is meant to deliver resilience development services targeted to a wide range of individuals and groups within Air Force communities including: active duty, guard and reserve members and their families, civilian employees, DoD employees, retirees and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released) CAF Month focuses on mental fitness
Throughout the month of September D-M AFB will be celebrating its first Comprehensive Airmen Fitness month.CAF is meant to deliver resilience development services targeted to a wide range of individuals and groups within Air Force communities including: active duty, guard, and reserve members and their families, civilian employees, DoD employees,
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U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Desert Lightning Team Airmen during the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff breakfast at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2015. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in the workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The theme this year is “You can change a life,” last year the CFC raised $193 million for charitable causes worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released) CFC Kick-off breakfast

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The Air Force is encouraging Airmen and their families to focus on emergency planning in September as part of National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.” (Courtesy Image) National Preparedness Month
This month marks the 12th annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The goals of these organizations are to inform the public about how to prepare for any type of emergency that can strike, ranging from natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, to
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U.S. Air Force Desert Lightning Team Airmen play cornhole at Bama Park during the “Welcome Home” barbecue at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 3, 2015. The event was hosted by the Tucson community to show its appreciation for D-M’s servicemen and servicewomen who returned from the base’s largest deployment since World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Welcome Home BBQ

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U.S. Air Force Airmen execute the timed sit up portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 27, 2015. The FA consists of a body composition assessment, to include height and weight measurements and waist circumference measurements, timed pushups and sit ups and a 1.5 mile run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) What to know about Fitness Assessments
The Air Force's Fitness Assessment is one of the many opportunities for Airmen to display their Core Values. When it comes to this assessment, Airmen here must know what to expect, what to avoid, and how to prepare in order to exceed.FA sessions are scheduled here Monday through Friday at 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at the Tech. Sgt. Arthur J. Benko
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Children line up to play in multiple bounce houses during the DM50 picnic at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 14, 2015. Approximately 3,600 people attended the picnic which provided free entertainment, food and events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Massey/Released) Tucson hosts Welcome Home BBQ for Airmen
The local Tucson community is showing their appreciation by hosting a "Welcome Home" barbecue Sept. 3 for all Desert Lightning Team members.The Tucson community will be providing hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, as well as entertainment. Cornhole tournaments and games, face painting, jumping castles, a paintball arena, water activities and a live band
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Air Combat Command's new program Culture and Process Improvement Program. New program aimed to improve MQ-1/9 community begins at ACC
The initial stage of Air Combat Command's new program, the Culture and Process Improvement Program, began here, Aug. 21, and is designed to take place across 12 Air Force active duty, reserve and National Guard bases.The CPIP was established to target and develop methods of improvement for concerns identified by Airmen and family members in the
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing load onto a bus on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2015. These Airmen are a part of the largest deployment of personnel since WWII to deploy from D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/ Released) D-M breaks deployment records
Since the beginning of 2015, 1,252 personnel and 596 short tons of cargo have been deployed out of D-M. "This was the biggest cargo movement ever on this base, and the biggest personnel movement since WWII," said Staff Sgt. Sammie Ervan, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron quality assurance logistics plans.D-M has deployed Airmen from every active
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Default Air Force Logo Heritage Park loses its B-52D
The B-52D Stratofortress, tail number 56-659's time of proudly being displayed alongside its aerial
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Theodore Coiner, 357th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, poses with Kyle Dupuis in the 357th Fighter Squadron life support room on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 21, 2011. Kyle was made an honorary pilot for the Pilot for a Day program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released) Kyle Dupuis: Pilot for a day
Most Americans will never get the opportunity to fly a plane. Even for those in the Air Force, only
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. - General participants of the Angel Thunder exercise narrow in their sights during the exercises here Oct 14. Approximately 1,400 U.S. Military, federal and state employees, and coalition forces are participating in the fifth annual Angel Thunder exercise, the largest military combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths) Angel Thunder comes to a close
After flying more than 800 hours, running about 400 scenarios, and making approximately 200 rescues
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PLAYAS, N.M. – Border Patrol’s tactical unit and pararescuemen wait for a helicopter to land so they can transport two hostages after successfully rescuing them from captivity during a hostage rescue scenario at Playas Training and Research Facility in New Mexico Oct. 20. Playas is a training facility that military branches and government agencies use to practice real world scenarios without the worry of injury. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn) Real world training in a simulated setting
Training is an important part of military life. Training can help with job proficiency, physical
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AFGHANISTAN -- Maj. Scott Adams, 0167th Pyrenees helicopter pilot, hold his EC-725 Caracal in a hover as French pararescuemen attach equipment to harness lines for loading during a deployment to Afghanistan. Major Adams, who is part of an exchange pilot program, was deployed with a French unit under French command. The goal of the exchange pilot program is to allow countries to share knowledge and tactics. (Courtesy Photo) Exchanging more than just a pilot
Exchanges are made between commercial industries in different countries each and every day. Be it
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2011
Woooooh…whoooooh. It’s that time of year again – time for little ghosts, superheroes and other colorful characters to hit the streets during Halloween. This year, Trick-or-treating hours in Minot Air Force Base housing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. (Graphic by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz)
Have a safe and happy Halloween
It's that time of year again when specters slither from door-to-door collecting candy and spreading
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Capt. Erik DeSoucy, 563rd Operations Support Squadron flight physician, applies fake blood to the pants of Braden Vincent, University of Arizona Air Force ROTC cadet, to aid in the realism of the Vincent’s simulated injury during the Angel Thunder exercise here Oct. 11. Approximately 1,400 U.S. Military, federal and state employees, and coalition forces are participating in the fifth-annual Angel Thunder exercise, the largest military combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore) Angel Thunder uses simulated injuries to enhance training
Behind the Operation Snowbird building on D-M here Oct. 11, University of Arizona cadets are in bad
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airmen prepare plates of Italian cuisine, provided for them by the D-M Chiefs Group, at the Loft here Oct. 2. Every Sunday the Loft hosts a dinner for Airmen living in the dorms; once a month they allow a base organization to host the dinner. This month the D-M Chiefs Group provided the Sunday meal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Saphfire D. Cook) Chiefs dish up fellowship and food at the Loft
Every Sunday the Loft hosts a dinner for Airmen living in the dorms. Once a month they allow a base
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Staff Sgt. Edwin Lopez, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, reads ‘Dora the Explorer’ as one child excitedly jumps for joy at the Child Development Center here Sept. 28. The children would often point out their favorite characters and repeat some Spanish words with Sergeant Lopez. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn) Airmen read to kids at the CDC
Pint-sized eyes of the children in the room are fixed upon the Airman as he sits in a chair that
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Default Air Force Logo Thorough inspections for a 'fraction of a second'
A pilot ejecting from an aircraft involves a lot more than just a chair and a parachute. They have a
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