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A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 79th Rescue Squadron conducts a preflight check on an HC-130J Combat King II before deploying to south Fla., in response to Hurricane Irma from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2017. Approximately 80 Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group deployed to south Fla., to execute recovery operations after the Category 4 hurricane ripped through the Florida Keys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski) 563rd RQG deploys assets in response to Hurricane Irma
A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 79th Rescue Squadron conducts a preflight check on an HC-130J Combat King II before deploying to south Fla., in response to Hurricane Irma from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2017. Approximately 80 Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group deployed to south Fla., to execute recovery operations after the
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. D-M hosts 9/11 ceremony
U.S. Air Force Airman Angel Akino, 355th Fighter Wing honor guardsmen, plays taps during the 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2017. More than 100 Airmen and civilians attended the ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman1st Class
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The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and more than 5,470 full-stop landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Last C-5A Galaxy retires to AMARG
The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and more than 5,470 full-stop landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie
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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the rear section of the aircraft is supported for stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) Lifting Warthogs with CDDAR
355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the rear section of the aircraft is supported for stability.
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A homeless veteran carries a box of clothes at Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin” in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017. Bravo Base provides shelter to veterans and civilians alike so they can get back on their feet. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore) ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”
U.S. Airmen attending Airman Leadership School, and other Desert Lightning Team members, assisted in the landscaping of Bravo Base, also known as Camp Conklin, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26. The Airmen spent hours giving back to those who sacrificed so much for their country.
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen deployed Aug. 29, 2017, to southeast Texas, for Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts. 48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support
Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron responded to recovery operations for Hurricane Harvey, arriving in Easterwood Airfield, College Station, Texas, with approximately 20 members, Aug. 29, 2017. The mission is to provide boat-based rescue support in addition to current efforts in southeast Texas.
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A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron walks in a tactical formation during a personnel recovery exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2017. The intent of the exercise was to help combat search and rescue personnel prepare for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Rescue Squadrons collaborate, conduct CSAR exercise
The 563rd Rescue Group conducted its third iteration of Tiger Rescue, a personnel recovery exercise focused on combat search and rescue, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 14-16. The 3-day-long exercise brought personnel together from the 48th, 55th and 79th Rescue Squadrons to perform rescue missions before they deploy.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Compton, honor guard flight chief, leads a presentation of colors practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017. During the presentation of colors, all flags dip except the U.S. flag when the national anthem is played. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Honor guardsmen maintain sacred tradition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Compton, honor guard flight chief, leads a presentation of colors practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017. During the presentation of colors, all flags dip except the U.S. flag when the national anthem is played. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Cubbage, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, reunites with her recently retired military working dog, Rick, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2017. Cubbage worked with Rick while she served as a MWD handler at Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Defender reunites with MWD
After nearly a year apart, it was an emotional moment when Staff Sgt. Amanda Cubbage, 355th Security Forces Squadron member and prior military working dog handler, was reunited with her MWD, Rick, Aug. 8. Rick was flown into Tucson, Arizona, from Osan Air Base, South Korea, after a lengthy adoption process.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Elizabeth Huerta, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron technician, loads a flare trailer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 26, 2017. The trailer was taken to the flight line for aircraft loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) F-AMMO-ly: Augmenting production using exceptional teamwork
From the cartridges used by security forces, to the guided bombs utilized downrange, the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight, also known as AMMO, provides Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the firepower necessary to accomplish its missions and increase the lethality of the U.S. Air Force. Arming Airmen and ensuring our aircraft are ready to destroy the opposition is no small task and requires a great deal of teamwork.
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Did you call the Enterprise Service Desk yesterday, but you're still on hold today?The
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U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, 355th FW command chief, punch the rank of technical sergeant on to Tech. Sgt. Lisa Brow, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of the Emergency Management flight’s training section, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 23, 2014. Brow was promoted via Stripes for Exceptional Performers for her consistent drive to serve her Airmen and excel in her career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) D-M Airman receives early gift before the holidays
What seemed to be a normal visit from base leadership to the Civil Engineer Squadron's Emergency
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 355th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, participated in his first IRONMAN Arizona located in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2014. Hughes placed 1,729 out of 3,202 competitors. (Courtesy Photo) I am an IRONMAN
On Nov. 16th, Senior Airman Daniel Hughes, 355th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, tested
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A Desert Lightning Team member returning home from a six-month deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan,
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(Graphic courtesy of www.ready.gov) National Preparedness Month: Be Ready
How would you react in an emergency situation? If you don't already have a plan, there will be
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Debris is strewn alongside E Florence-Kelvin Hwy in the wake of an automobile accident Aug. 24, 2014. Three D-M Airmen used their Self Aid Buddy Care training to provide first aid to four victims. (Courtesy photo) D-M Airmen respond first to desert wreck
Three D-M Airmen were driving through the desert on their way to a popular hiking spot to enjoy a
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(Photo courtesy of Customs and Border Patrol Office of Air and Marine) Office of Air and Marine
D-M is home to the largest air operations program within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's
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The cover of the May 1967 issue of Airman magazine announced the creation of a new NCO leadership position, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and the appointment of Chief Master Sgt. Paul Airey as the first to fill the position. (U.S. Air Force photo) American Resilience - CMSAF#1 Paul W. Airey
On his 28th combat mission, TSgt Paul Airey's airplane was shot down over Austria. After
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Airmen 1st Class Eddie Morgan and Kyle Selsor drag Royal Air Force Senior Aircraftsman Gareth Dight out of imminent danger after being 'wounded' March 16, 2011, during a Desert Eagle exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman) "Solicit help; don't hide"
Over the years, the term "Wingman" has evolved in the Air Force. The traditional military definition
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The World Trade Center was attacked September 11, 2001. The Memorial park surrounds two enormous reflecting pools set within the footprints of the North and South towers. This is where the towers used to stand. The names of people who were killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York, at the Pentagon, and on Flight 93, as well as in the 1993 bombing at the WTC, are etched in bronze around the edges of the pools.(Courtesy Photo) American Resilience - The World Trade Center attacks
The September 11 attacks were launched by Al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the
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Check the National Safe Kids Campaign web site, www.safekids.org, for updates and information on recent toy recalls. (Photo courtesy of www.live-safe.org)
"Safe Toys and Gifts Month"
 The month of December is observed as "Safe Toys and Gifts Month," as a means of alerting parents to
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Situational awareness is the identification of dangerous situations, criminal behavior or potential threat and reporting to law enforcement. Report suspicious activity to BDOC at 228-3200 or Eagle Eyes at 228-8888.       SA: Identifying threats before they become a danger
Situational awareness is not a skill only practiced by government officials, private security
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Airman 1st Class Chris Massey holds his son, Mason, while hugging his wife, Sarah after an Air Force basic military training graduation at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 28, 2013.  Massey arrived at BMT 26 days before his 28th birthday and believes that age doesn’t define a person, rank or position because everyone who has joined the military committed to serve our country. (Courtesy Photo/Released) A 10 year decision
When most people decide to join the military, it's usually right after high school. They don't
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Master Sgt. Christopher Campbell, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing,
photojournalist, completes one of his runs while the sun rises in the
background here, Aug. 28, 2013. Campbell runs every day he can and he
averages between 4.5 to 8 miles each run.  Campbell, a native of Phoenix, is
deployed out of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher A. Campbell) Running for others
In the words of Vince Lombardi "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack
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A car sits in the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons parking lot representing a drunk driving accident at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 15, 2013. The car is part of the squadron's campaign to bring awareness to the effects of drunk driving and help prevent similar incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier/Released) 755th AMXS brings DUI awareness
Rarely am I able to pass through any of the base gates without my eyes being drawn to the status
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Can you identify the seven signs of terrorism? Identifying seven signs of terrorism
Every day we see signs of unsafe acts and bad driving habits by ordinary folks. Some common examples
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Default Air Force Logo Is your security clearance current?
To support the Air Force's global mission, you must commit to maintaining your personnel readiness.
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Members of the Desert Lightening Team cheer on a fellow Airman during the Wingman Warrior Day 5K at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/released) Resiliency combats challenges
The challenges faced by Airmen are many. Beyond the immediate physical threats generated by
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Default Air Force Logo Furlough, finance, resiliency
So, here we are in early March realizing what we all had hoped to avoid has happened, sequestration
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Default Air Force Logo Sitting down with World War II veterans
Throughout my career, I have volunteered several times. Most have been your standard bullet-worthy
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