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U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle (center), Commander of Air Combat Command, observers an F-16 Fighting Falcon fly over during the Heritage Flight Training Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb, 27, 2015. Carlisle certified a Viper Demonstration Team pilot, allowing him to fly in future airshows.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) COMACC visits D-M
U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Commander of Air Combat Command, visited here, Feb. 27, -Mar. 1.During Carlisle's visit he had two goals, to certify a Viper Demonstration Team pilot, and to speak with the Airmen.After clearing the pilot to fly in future airshows Carlisle held an all-call where he spoke about what needs to be done to maintain a
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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel, 92-year-old World War II veteran, is greeted by P-47 Thunderbolt Heritage Flight pilots, and U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle, Commander of Air Combat Command, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2015. Hertel was given the opportunity to visit the aircraft he flew during WWII, up-close and personal, during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson) WWII pilot reunited with P-47
Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course here Feb. 28.After being wheeled out to the flightline, Hertel was
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Four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., sit on the flightline at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., after a training flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Dec. 3, 2014.  The austere conditions of the missile range allow for pilots to get a close simulation of a deployed environment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into 'Backup Status'
The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015.The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total of
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The African American/Black History Month Committee serves food during the AABHM luncheon at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015. The luncheon was held to honor the heritage of African American and black history by coming together to enjoy food and a dance performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) African American/Black History Month Luncheon

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A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 355th Security Forces Squadron checks a simulated casualty’s breathing during an aircraft crash exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2015. The exercise was held to test D-M’s capabilities to respond to an aircraft crash incident with mass-casualties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) D-M puts its agencies to the test
An aircraft crash training exercise was held at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range here Feb. 19.The simulated crash site was scattered throughout a two mile radius."The idea was to test the base's capabilities to respond to an aircraft crash incident with a mass-casualty piece involved," said Master Sgt. Mark Molineaux, 355th Fighter
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, speaks at a theater security package announcement at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 18, 2015. This TSP is the first rotational deployment of Airmen in Europe and will train alongside NATO allies to increase interoperability and capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released) Theater security package begins rotation in Europe
The 3rd Air Force commander announced the beginning of the U.S. Air Force's first European theater security package Feb. 18, 2015, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, addressed media, local authorities and the 52nd Fighter Wing while welcoming the 354th
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress is towed from a maintenance area at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Feb. 11, 2015, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The aircraft, tail number 61-1007 and known as the "Ghost Rider,” is being regenerated for active service after sitting in storage since 2008 when it was decommissioned and sent the Boneyard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Greg Steele/Released) Resurrection of the Ghost Rider
After almost seven years of slumber, a sleeping giant awakened in the Arizona desert. It prepared to take flight Friday the 13th from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, on a historic journey to resume the mission for which it was created; provide strategic long-range bomber support anywhere in the world, at any time.Emerging from the crowd that gathered
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Caleb Hiner, 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, inspects the tail motor on an HH-60 Pave Hawk during a preflight inspection at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on Jan. 26, 2015. During the preflight checks, the aviators look for serviceability and to ensure the aircraft is ready to fly when they are called for a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) CSAR: A Legacy Continues
Time is of the essence when it comes to someone sustaining life-threatening injuries in a deployed location.  With the capabilities provided by a combat search and rescue team, time is on their side knowing they are there when we need them the most.This is exactly what the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron is providing here as part of the
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High pressure sodium lighting fixtures lie arranged on the ground at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. T5HO fluorescent lights replaced 675 high pressure sodium lighting fixtures as a result of energy efficiency lighting upgrades. D-M's energy efficiency programs were able to save the installation a total of $235K during fiscal year 2013, successfully exceeding the federal energy goals. (Courtesy photo) 'Making energy efficiency a consideration in all we do'
D-M was recognized for being an energy efficiency installation by Tucson Electric Power during the Bright Energy Efficiency award presentation at TEP's headquarters building, Feb. 11, 2015.The BrightEE award is given to customers who have reduced their energy use and lowered their monthly electric bills by adopting significant energy efficiency
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron performs a low pass during training at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Dec. 4, 2014.  Pilots 354th FS pilots traveled to the missile range to conduct instructor pilot training for austere landing on unimproved surfaces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) First Air Force theater security package deploys to Europe
The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week.The aircraft and Airmen, from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and are set to be in place and
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