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U.S. Airmen from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron, prepare to install a chiller at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2018. HVAC to the rescue
U.S. Airmen from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron, prepare to install a chiller at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2018. After the 563rd Operational Support Squadron’s previous chiller sustained damage, the HVAC team decided to replace the unit due to its use of obsolete refrigerant. The job consisted of hooking up a temporary
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Skeldon, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief connects the umbilical cable from the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile to the launcher of an A-10C Thunderbolt II during the 2017 load crew of the year competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2018. The cable allows the missile to communicate with the aircraft and provides the pilot with the lock-on tone required to fire at its target. A weapons load crew consists of three personnel with one noncommissioned officer in charge of the entire loading operation. Weapons crews are tasked with loading munitions that range from 25 pounds to 2,000 pounds. Load crew competitions are held to boost morale and show team cohesiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Maintainers compete in annual load crew competition
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Skeldon, 924th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew chief connects the umbilical cable from the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile to the launcher of an A-10C Thunderbolt II during the 2017 load crew of the year competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2018. The cable allows the missile to communicate with
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A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team Heritage Flight to bring airpower to Super Bowl LII
While many families, friends and football fans gather to watch Super Bowl LII, members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight are scheduled to visit Minnesota to represent the Air Force during the event.
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and its facilities will be impacted due to the government shutdown. 2018 government shutdown: local guidance
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and its facilities will be impacted due to the government shutdown.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Oldham, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament team member, performs maintenance on safety wires of a GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm cannon from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. Regular maintenance on the cannon includes full disassembly and reassembly in order for it to operate smoothly. Armament team members are given a turnaround time of 72 hours to inspect and service the GAU-8 cannon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Airmen gun for a 72 hour turnaround
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Oldham, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament team member, performs maintenance on safety wires of a GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm cannon from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. Regular maintenance on the cannon includes full disassembly and reassembly in order for it
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A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration
While all members of Davis-Monthan AFB have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II.
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A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise over Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. This was the first time this HC-130J’s crew refueled a fixed-wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) 79th Rescue Squadron performs aerial refueling
A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise over Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2018. This was the first time this HC-130J’s crew refueled a fixed-wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore)
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U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron walk away from igniting a fire during an aircraft rescue firefighting training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2018. Firefighters from the 355th CES practice these exercises regularly to hone their skills in preparation for the possibility of an aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Firefighters hone aircraft rescue skills
U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron walk away from igniting a fire during an aircraft rescue firefighting training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2018. Firefighters from the 355th CES practice these exercises regularly to hone their skills in preparation for the possibility of an aircraft
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy Green and Col. Matthew Brooks, Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence selection board members, speak to Airmen from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron's fire department at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 11, 2018. Davis-Monthan AFB is under consideration for the 2018 CINC Installation Excellence Award, a presidential award for exemplary support of Department of Defense missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) D-M under CINC inspection
After receiving the 2018 Air Combat Command Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence award, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is under inspection to be selected for the award at the Air Force level. Established in 1985 by former President Ronald Reagan, the CINC Installation Excellence award is designed to recognize the efforts of all those who operate and maintain military installations at an exceptional level.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dante Tost, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a photograph with his MWD, Darius at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2018. Tost, having recently trained into becoming a MWD handler, completes exercises with Darius in order to create a stronger bond between the two partners.
Darius is an explosives detection MWD; MWDs are specially trained to detect either narcotics or explosives, and go through simulated training exercises in order to hone their skills. Dante and Darius participated in the bomb sweep exercise in order to ramp up their skills for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Defender and MWD prepare for deployment
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dante Tost, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a photograph with his MWD, Darius, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2018. Tost, having recently trained into becoming a MWD handler, completes exercises with Darius in order to create a stronger bond between the two
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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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Default Air Force Logo Emergency Air Force aid - blessing in disguise
During the month of February, plans to have a little fun on a warm Sunday afternoon came to a
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility
As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have
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Default Air Force Logo Defining moments
The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary...a feature or trait
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U.S. Air Force Airman Reanna Byers, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, gives a low-five to a child at the Finley Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2015. Personnel from the 355th DS visited the CDC to stress the importance of practicing good dental hygiene at an early age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) 355th Dental Squadron encourages kids to "Defeat Monster Mouth" with good habits
February is National Children's Dental Health month, and every year, thousands of dedicated dental
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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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