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D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (4 of 4)
A U.S. Airman walks in the wake of two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure Davis-Monthan AFB is ready to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
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. Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise
It’s day six of a basewide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system. They walk cautiously across a large, concrete platform to the assembly conveyer pad. To the left of the pad, a team of Airmen are already building up laser-guided aerial bombs. To the right, they’re breaking down 500-pound joint direct attack munitions. These Airmen are literally surrounded by tons of explosives, and building more of them while donned head-to-toe in comfortless protective gear.
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A U.S. Airman checks equipment inventory during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (3 of 4)
A U.S. Airman checks equipment inventory during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (2 of 4)
A U.S. Airman issues equipment and supplies during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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. 355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners
The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9. The DMTVC was established to identify areas of mutual concern between Davis-Monthan AFB and Tucson and Pima County leaders.
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Officials from the U.S. Southern Command pose for a group photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2018. Meteorology and oceanography specialists from various sections of the Department of Defense gathered for a 2-day-long USSOUTHCOM-sponsored conference that allowed them to discuss lessons learned from 2017 and ways to better communicate with one another in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) USSOUTHCOM officials conduct annual METOC conference
Officials from the U.S. Southern Command held their annual SOUTHCOM Meteorological and Oceanographic conference here, Feb. 6. The 2-day-long gathering brought meteorology and oceanography specialists together from various sections of the Department of Defense to discuss operations, lessons learned from 2017, and ways to move forward in the future.
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A forklift places cargo onto a weigh station during a large-scale cargo movement exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) 355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement exercise
Cargo movement specialists from the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron as well as augmentees from various squadrons here, participated in a massive cargo movement exercise Feb. 9.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The readiness exercise allows Airmen to practice unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (1 of 4)
U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The readiness exercise allows Airmen to practice unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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Default Air Force Logo D-M services to be impacted in event of government shutdown
Congress has until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight to pass an appropriations bill to fund the government, or another shutdown will be initiated. In the event of a shutdown, some facilities here may be affected.
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Angela Koon, Alteristic Inc., senior Green Dot instructor, briefs Airmen during the 2018 Green Dot refresher course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2018. The refresher course qualified the Airmen to be effective Green Dot implementers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Green Dot training gives implementers tools to teach
The 2018 Green Dot Implementer training refresher course was held here Feb. 6. Green Dot implementers from DM, Luke AFB Ariz., as well as Arizona Air National Guard and Reserve units, came together to take the daylong course.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. George Mena, 355th Fighter Wing chaplain’s assistant, pours hot chocolate at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2015. Mena brought cups of hot chocolate to Airmen at entry control points around D-M. Visits like this are part of the Chaplain’s weekly routine to check on D-M’s Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers/ Released)

D-M Chaplain Corps
You see them everywhere, at retirement ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, and even squadron
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Miguel Valencia, 563rd Operational Support Squadron flight surgeon, shows David Gallaher, 924th Fighter Group honorary commander and managing member and designated broker for Tucson Industrial Realty LLC, how to thread a suture needle at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2015.  D-M AFB’s honorary commanders toured the 355th Medical Group with stops that included the Medical Clinic and the Health and Wellness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) Honorary Commander's golden ticket opens gates to D-M AFB
Like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory a military installation can be a world of mystery to those
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Two 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II crew chiefs prepare to cover an A-10 and extract its pilot at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2015.  Crew chiefs cover the jet’s intake to prevent foreign object damage to the engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) Pride in perfection
The constant strive for perfection, pride in their aircraft, and responsibility of knowing they have
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Henry Crankshaw, 755th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of aircrew flight equipment quality assurance, stands in front of a Cessna O-1F Bird Dog at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2015. Crankshaw served as a life support investigator for recovery team 3 during a Defense POW MIA (prisoner of war missing in action) Accounting Agency mission from May 12 to June 18, 2014. Crankshaw and his team were assigned to an O-1F aircraft crash site located in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam. The team was able to identify the pilot of the aircraft and bring him home to the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers/ Released) Airman brings home an MIA of 50 years
Not every service member makes it home from U.S. conflicts with other countries. Some of America's
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bruce Davis, 527th Space Aggressor Squadron radio frequency transmission supervisor, shakes hands with Dr. Faiz Anwer, medical oncologist, at Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., July 2015. Anwer was the lead doctor during Davis’ bone marrow collection procedure, which was facilitated by the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Airman provides vitality through marrow donation
One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever
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U.S. Army Pvt. Tony Gargano, World War II prisoner of war, holds a prayer book at his residence in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 20, 2015. Gargano carried the little prayer book with him during his time as a POW, tallying each day they marched, in the book, totaling to 30 days. During the march, the POWs had to beg for food, barely surviving off of one meal a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) The struggle of an imprisoned warrior
Sweat and water mingled in dripping beads, caressing the cheeks of muddied Soldiers in a land
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Malcolm Johnson, World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, tells his story at the Tucson Veterans Center in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2015. Johnson was a civilian contractor when he was captured in December 1941. Nearly five years after being captured, Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor in 1947. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released) Malcolm Johnson: Civilian prisoner of war
Ninety-four-year-old Malcolm "Mickey" Johnson sits in his wheelchair wearing a maroon baseball cap
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Retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Ray Frazier reflects on his time as a prisoner of war during the Korean War at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2015. Frazier joined the army when he was 16 years old, and had to lie about his age just to get in. After serving for two years as a medical NCO, he was captured in South Korea by Chinese soldiers. He spent 865 days, five hours and 15 minutes as a POW in North Korea. Once liberated, Frazier continued to serve in the Army and retired after 22 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers/Released) A prisoner's war
It began as a civil war, but would soon become an international affair when the United Nations
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Yevgeniy Sokolov, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands on a treadmill in preparation to start a VO2 max test at the Health and Wellness Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 2, 2015. The VO2 max measures the maximum amount of oxygen the body is able to use during a period of intense exercise depending on the subject’s weight and the strength of their lungs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) Eating; Back to basics
The smell of baking cheese, sizzling meats, and toasting bread waft into the air. In the oven, a
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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron mission crew commander stands with U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call crew members on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 31, 2015. He is part of a three-year inter-service exchange program where he flies with Airmen from the 41st ECS. Leach is from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) Jamming the enemy with joint integration
Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform. Leaving the
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A child stands in front of a holiday tree Dec 24, 2014 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released) Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames
For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lucas Mielke, 755th Support Squadron, aids in the rescue of a person while volunteering with Southern Arizona Rescue Association, an all-volunteer organization that assists local law enforcement and emergency service agencies in remote and austere locations. (Courtesy Photo) Hiking Safety
With scenic views and an amazing variety of ecosystems within a short walk, Tucson is known for its
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Default Air Force Logo Wildfire safety
Poor visibility, difficulty breathing and extreme heat are only a few ways to describe the sensation
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Second Lieutenant Sydney Smith walks across the stage during her graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 28, 2015. (Courtesy photo) A Change of Mind
The opposing team was on offense, driving hard down the field while kicking up pellets of rubber on
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Sparky the Fire Dog, National Fire Protection Association spokesdog, and members from the 355th Fire Emergency Services flight teach children from the Child Development Center how to stop, drop and roll at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2014. The 355th FES will be conducting several events this week in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, to include fire truck and equipment static displays, as well as fire station tours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Fire Prevention Week 2015
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week, last month, a
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Default Air Force Logo Preparing for floods
As monsoon season continues, and thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence, let's think about all
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You can visit the pharmacy located in the Base Exchange to safely dispose of your unused prescriptions on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. D-M Exchange Pharmacy to host drug drop-off
The Davis-Monthan Exchange Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Timothy Grebs, 357th Fighter Squadron former instructor pilot, opens the cockpit after his final flight in the A-10 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 26, 2015. While stationed at D-M, Grebs served as the 355th Force Support Squadron commander, an A-10 instructor pilot, and 355th Fighter Wing executive. During his final flight before retiring from the Air Force, Grebs donned a visor cover which read "Everyone Wants to Be Led." (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Run to the Sound of the Guns…Be a Servant Leader
Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as
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Castiel relaxes in the shade during a summer in Tucson, Ariz. Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier adopted Castiel as a puppy and adjusted to raising a dog in southern Arizona with multiple hazards in the area. (Courtesy photo) Protecting man’s best friend
On January 11, 2013, my coworker's dog gave birth to litter of puppies. In March 2013, I made one of
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Default Air Force Logo EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES
Military members often wonder why they have to fulfill additional requirements in order to take
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