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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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Mr. John Harris, 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group aircraft electrician, takes a photo with a great horned owl chick he helped rescue at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The great horned owl family may be seen daily performing touch and go flight exercises together from the wings of a C-130. (Courtesy Photo) Maintainers that give a "hoot!"
The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, more commonly referred to as "The Boneyard",
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Kelly Nettleblad, Capt. Rachel Winiecki and 1st Lt. Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 pilots and 1st Lt. Katherine Conrad 107th FS Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, A-10 pilot, walk across the flight line to their aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 5, 2014. They flew in a four ship together for Nettleblad’s final flight with the 354th Bulldogs. (U.S. Air Force photo be Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) A fini flight for the history books
Capt Kelly Nettleblad, Capt Rachael Winiecki, and 1st Lt Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10
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Tyler Wright, Cienega High School Bobcats defensive tackle, signs a letter of intent to play football at Briar Cliff University, located in Sioux City, Iowa. Tyler, son of Maj. Shannen M. Wright, 355th Medical Operations Squadron, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and was treated by the 355th Medical Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.(Courtesy Photo) DLT dependent "Battles On" to BCU football after season ending injury
After a knee injury sidelined a Desert Lighting Team dependent half way through his high school
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Jack Vuturo, third-grader, receives a “Be Kind” program coin necklace from Milee Kamell, a fourth-grader, at Soleng Tom Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., April 10, 2014. “Be Kind” coin necklaces are given to students who perform an act of kindness throughout the week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released) Being blessed by benevolence
Jeannette Mare, founder and executive director of Ben's Bells Project, flew in a Hometown Hero
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United States Military Endurance Sports organization members enjoy a bike ride in Tucson, Ariz. The USMES is a non-profit organization setup for supporting recreational and competitive endurance athletic activities for current and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces. (Courtesy photo) USMES provides a starting line for beginning athletes
Every work area has at least one. One person who brings their lunch to work neatly packed into
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(Air Force illustration) D-M first sergeants stand for Airmen
Things are not always as they appear, especially when it comes to D-M's "diamond wearers". In the
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U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Eric Anderson, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, poses in front of a tank, his unit's landmark at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 2, 2014. Anderson arrived at D-M in 2011 as part of an exchange program, giving him the opportunity to work under an Air Force command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/released) Into the wild blue yonder
The Military Personnel Exchange Program allowed a Sailor to switch places with an Airman, giving the
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 1, 2014. Lemay was awarded the Air Education Training Command Commander's Award for her professionalism and academic excellence during the Military Working Dog Handler course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) D-M Airman is top dog
Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, has accomplished
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An A-10 Thunderbolt departs for a training mission at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 27, 2014.  The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., in October 1975. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) A-10 Thunderbolt training mission photos
The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a
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The month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together and learning to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. This year's theme at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is "Make meaningful  connections…One  ribbon at a time." (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) April: National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month
It's been 40 years since former President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and
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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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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Camilla Griffin and Senior Airman Michael Washburn, both 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalists, discuss sexual assault prevention on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Becoming a support system
When I decided to attend Victims Advocate training I didn't know what to expect. I wanted to help
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Photo illustration for African American History month History is not for me
Whenever I fill out a form that asks me about my race, I take pride in marking the box labeled
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Nowadays, it is not uncommon to see people messaging on their cell phones while in social settings. This can often lead to a person becoming disconnected with those around him. So, put down the phone and pick up a conversation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Put down the phone, pick up a conversation
Albert Einstein said, "I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will
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U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a 5k run during a physical training session on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 5,2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) PT excellence, on and off duty
One way units around the Air Force attempt to keep their Airmen in fighting shape is mandatory group
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, hugs her son, Easton, on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2013. As a single parent in the military, Dowdle faces unique challenges when it comes to taking care of her son. (U.S. Air Force
photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released)
Fit to fight, proud to parent
Monday through Friday, I get out of bed, put on my United States Air Force uniform with pride, and
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Default Air Force Logo Equipment accountability… this affects you!
There are many reasons why you may need to have equipment issued to you during your time in the Air
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caitlin Jones salutes on the flightline at Dover Air Force Base, Del., prior to a dignified transfer on June 30. Jones just returned from a six-month rotation documenting dignified transfers for fallen servicemembers at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Roland Balik) A Dignified Deployment
"These quilts are for anyone who's been touched by war, and outside of a direct combat unit in
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