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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Elsie Delgadillo, 25th Operational Weather Squadron forecaster and Staff Sgt. Seth Reab, 355th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, noncommissioned officer in charge, practice the Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response System at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2017. The SPEAR System takes advantage of the human body's startle/flinch mechanism, enabling a user to counter an oncoming attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) SERE teaches SPEAR: Airmen learn primal defense tactics
For the first time since learning the course themselves, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists hosted a 2-hour-long introductory course in the combative system of Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response here Sept. 28. The SPEAR System takes advantage of the human body’s startle/flinch mechanism to convert an aggressor’s attack into a tactical counter.
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. 68th RQS polish their rescue skills
The 68th Rescue Squadron held a mountain rescue training course in the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, Ariz., late last month. The training course covered multiple rescue techniques including low and high angle rescues, rock climbing, and rappelling.
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D-M Lodging Davis-Monthan, Spangdahlem earn Innkeeper Awards
The 2017 Air Force Innkeeper Awards, sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity, recognizes those inns that provide the comforts of home while building and sustaining readiness and resilience.
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The first of 11 T-1A Jayhawks arrives at AMARG from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Aug. 1, 2017, for hail damage repair. 309th AMARG the first FAA Military Repair Station in AFSC
When a severe hailstorm swept through Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in February 2016, it left behind 39 severely hail-damaged, Air Force T-1A “Jayhawk” trainer aircraft in its wake. Derived from the Hawker/Beechcraft 400A corporate aircraft and used by the U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, the Jayhawk is essentially a civil aircraft modified to fit military training needs as an advanced trainer for airlift and tanker pilots.
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Airmen from the 55th Helicopter Maintenance Unit pose in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2017. The 55th HMU performed an engine swap on mountainous terrain in less than 48 hours after an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) The 55th HMU: Ready to repair at a moment’s notice
High above the desert mountains, an HH-60G Pave Hawk glided through the evening air. What was supposed to be a standard maneuvering exercise turned into an inflight emergency when the helicopter suffered a detrimental bird strike. “The impact was enough for the pilots to decide to land the aircraft as soon as possible and see what was going on,” said Tech. Sgt. Jason Lesieur, 55th Helicopter Maintenance Unit flightline expeditor. “From there, we got a call saying that the aircraft had landed out in the middle of nowhere on the side of a mountain.”
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brett Neilson, 55th Electronic Combat Group instructor, and Capt. Megan Russell, 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron evaluation pilot, simulate a landing of an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2017. The 42nd ECS flight simulator went through a $10.5 million upgrade to better prepare the pilots for their future flights. 42nd ECS simulator gets a facelift
The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron celebrated a re-opening of their EC-130H Compass Call flight deck simulator, Sept. 22. The upgraded flight simulator features the EC-130Hs new glass cockpit which allows the pilots to keep up with the aviation community and civilian advances.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Erika Chute, 355th Force Support Squadron commander, serves an Airman a special lunch during the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary meal at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017. The 355th FSS leadership decided to serve Airmen in order to show appreciation for all they do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) FSS celebrates Air Force's 70th Anniversary
U.S. Air Force Maj. Erika Chute, 355th Force Support Squadron commander, serves an Airman a special lunch during the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary meal at the Desert Inn Dining Facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017. The 355th FSS leadership decided to serve Airmen in order to show appreciation for all they do. (U.S. Air
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Default Air Force Logo 355th Medical Group Announcement
Starting on 18 September 2017, the Medical Group will have check-in desks for the individual clinics. Those clients with an appointment in Family Health clinic will check-in at Lobby 1 (blue lobby). Those clients with appointments in Pediatric and Women's Health clinics will check-in at Lobby 3 (green lobby). The check-in for Chiropractic clinic
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Former World War II POW, Walter Ram, gives a speech during a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2017. Ram served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17E radio operator and gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) D-M remembers POW/MIAs
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Desert Lightning Team hosted a ceremony in honor of U.S. prisoners of war and service members missing in action at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 15. The ceremony was held in accordance with the 2017 National POW/MIA Recognition Day to honor U.S. prisoners of war, missing service members and their families. The event began with opening remarks from Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Reab, 355th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape NCO in charge, teaches aircrew members water survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2017. Water survival training is a course that aircrew members and pilots must take in order to prepare for an open-water crash landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) SERE teaches aircrew skills to survive
Once a month, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists from the 355th Operations Support Squadron, conduct water survival training to aircrew members and pilots. “They’re going to be putting themselves in a situation that if their aircraft went down, and they have to bail out, they need to use these skills to survive,” said Staff Sgt. Seth Reab, 355th Operational Support Squadron SERE NCO in charge.
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Members from Barbea Williams Performing Company perform a dance during an African American/Black History Month luncheon at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015. They performed excerpts from their main performance “Courage-Steppin’ Outta Fear,” a Black History Month celebration of dance, drama, spoken word and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) Celebration and education; Equal Opportunity
In 1948, Ester Blake became the first enlisted female in the U.S. Air Force, pictures were still
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Default Air Force Logo Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm
The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable
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Default Air Force Logo Surviving the Heat
Asphalt hot enough to fry an egg, winds that feel like a million blow-dryers, and sun baking your
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Default Air Force Logo Giving life through the Living Donor Program
As Airmen, it is our responsibility to help each other, as well as our civilian counterparts from
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Vadim Poleanschi, a 386th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron logistic specialist, disassembles an individual protective armor at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on June 3, 2015. Poleanschi joined the AF for the opportunity of career and personal progression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released) Living the American Dream
On Christmas day in 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. People
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A Czech Republic air force joint terminal attack controller secures a marker on a vehicle during a theater security package deployment at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, April 14, 2015. To reduce the risk of friendly fire, the marker indicates the vehicle is part of the friendly operating forces. The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron forward deployed from 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., in the first of several deployments of rotational forces to the European region.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations
Four U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft forward deployed to Namest Air Base, Czech
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Deondre Sanders, 355th Fighter Wing administrative specialist, and Tech. Sgt. William Howell, 98th Flying Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, descend to the airfield at Desert Skydiving Center in Buckeye, Ariz., April 2, 2015. Sanders was one of 25 Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to be selected for a tandem skydiving event hosted by members of the 98th FTS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) D-M Airmen freefall into the blue
You're standing in an open door of an aircraft soaring 12,000 feet above the ground. You have put
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operational Support Squadron weather forecaster, instructs Airman 1st Class Blake Noll, 355th OSS weather forecaster, how to read current radar images at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 19, 2015. Both Airmen recently witnessed a car accident in the city of Tucson, Ariz., where Boone administered self-aid buddy care to a victim involved.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) D-M Airman helps Tucsonan
One weather forecaster's self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Roe, 55th Electronic Combat Group Chinese linguist, and Hsin-Fen Chang, International School of Tucson Chinese teacher, recite a Chinese poem with students at the International School of Tucson in Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2015. Roe has been volunteering to assist the students with the study of the Chinese language since January. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Chinese language connects linguist, local school children
Linguists from the 55th Electronic Combat Group have found a unique way to stay proficient in their
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A great-horned owl sits on a perch at the Tucson Wild Life Center in Tucson, Ariz., 12 Feb, 2015. The owl is a non-releasable animal ambassador for the TWC. It is used to help educate the public on how to co-exist with wildlife. D-M takes care of its wildlife
Spring brings with it a surge of young, wild animals that are in the process of acclimating to a new
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Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally speaks during an Air Force Reserve Command's Junior Officer Leadership Development course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2015.  The JOLD course is for lieutenants and captains and focuses on leadership, career development and force management.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) Representative Martha McSally Speaks to Total Force Junior Officer Leadership Development Seminar
The 355th Fighter Wing, in conjunction with the Airmen of the 610th Command and Control Squadron,
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland New Commander addresses Airmen of 12th Air Force
To all of the 12th Air Force Community,Happy Holidays! My wife Kristan, my three children, and I are
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson and her first child, Kiana, 1, pose for a photo at her first duty station, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Richardson went through the Air Force Assistance Fund for help purchasing a car when she found out she was pregnant and had bad credit. (Courtesy Photo) Down and out at Dyess
It was scary, leaving home and joining an organization such as the United States Air Force. The
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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 2014
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A
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Judge Advocate General's Corps The JAG Corps announces law school programs: FLEP, ELP
Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted
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Members from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and American Family Insurance Auto Claims pose for a group photo in front of a wrecked automobile outside of Craycroft gate at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 22, 2014. Wrecked automobiles were placed at four entrances at D-M to deter Airmen from driving under the influence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) 755th AMXS takes measures to deter DUI
Rarely am I able to pass through any of the base gates without being drawn to the status board which
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Col. Kevin E. Blanchard is the Commander of the 355th Fighter Wing on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Professionalism, mission focus, and a new way forward for base inspections
Professionalism, mission focus, and a new way forward known as the Air Force Inspection System -
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Default Air Force Logo CMSAF #5 Robert Gaylor inspires D-M's newest Chiefs
The Desert Lightning Team Chiefs' Group honored six Airmen recently selected for promotion to the
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Default Air Force Logo Keeping Families Informed
The Air Force's on-going force shaping initiatives affect more than our Airmen--they also affect our
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt.'s Kyle Wireman and Kristy Stowell, 355th Dental Squadron dental technicians, give a presentation on proper dental hygiene and healthy eating habits during a presentation at the D-M Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 3, 2014.  Wireman and Stowell used props and activities to teach children that dental health, although important, can be fun.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) "Join the Super Smile Team"
The month of February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  This year's slogan is "Join the
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