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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II rests in a wash rack at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 25, 2017. The A-10 recently returned from a deployment to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Splish splash: Hog, Compass Call get a bath
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II rests in a wash rack at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 25, 2017. The A-10 recently returned from a deployment to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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A graphic illustrates the location of construction of a new visiting quarters facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Heritage Inn visiting quarters, estimated to cost approximately $44 million, will provide Airmen and government civilian employees a contemporary lodging experience. (Courtesy graphic) VQ construction to begin this week
The construction of a new visiting quarters facility is scheduled to commence here at the end of this month. The Heritage Inn visiting quarters, estimated to cost approximately $44 million, will provide Airmen and government civilian employees a contemporary lodging experience.
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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Sandra Suito, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron project manager, attempts the final obstacle of the Alpha Warrior Competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 21, 2017. The top three male and female performers received a variety of prizes such as a complimentary lunch for Club Ironwood and sporting goods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) D-M Airmen take on Alpha Warrior Competition
The 355th Force Support Squadron hosted the Alpha Warrior Competition at the Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center here, July 21. In April 2016, Davis-Monthan AFB was one of the 18 military installations to be selected to host the battle rig competition.
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U.S. Airmen from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron pose for a photograph at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 19, 2017. The 25th OWS works 24 hours a day and seven days a week by monitoring the base’s weather conditions and their potential effects on operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) 25th OWS ramps up operations for monsoon season
From late June to late September, monsoon season not only brings with it heavy rains and severe thunderstorms, but also sends a surge of personnel from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron right to the unit’s operations hub. “It’s definitely a lot more busy,” said Airman 1st Class Cody Leahy, 25th OWS forecaster. “We issue a lot more watches, warnings and advisories for each zone.”
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, conducts a preflight check on an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Rudolphi has provided a dual role in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the commander of the 407th EOSS in Southwest Asia and being directly in the fight against ISIS conducting A-10 flying missions with the 447th Air Expeditionary Group.The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support. It utilizes a variety of bomb, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit. As the target approaches, nervousness builds deep within the core and the heart races at extraordinary speeds.Locking in on the tasks at hand, the pilot’s eyes glow as he focuses through night vision goggles to locate targets below.
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Flames engulf a palm tree after it was struck by lightning at the General William Blanchard Golf Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 15, 2017. The A Shift fire crew from Station 2 of Davis-Monthan AFB's Fire Emergency Services extinguished the fire within 10 minutes of arriving on scene. (Courtesy photo) D-M firefighters snuff golf course blaze
Firefighters responded to a fire that was the result of a lightning strike at General William Blanchard Golf Course here last night. At approximately 11 p.m., the lightning struck a palm tree adjacent to the green area on the golf course's first hole.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., passes the guidon to Col. Jason Pifer, newly appointed 563rd Rescue Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. Pifer is a combat rescue officer and prior commander of the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski) 563rd Rescue Group changes command
U.S. Air Force Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., passes the guidon to Col. Jason Pifer, newly appointed 563rd Rescue Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. Pifer is a combat rescue officer and prior commander of the 48th Rescue Squadron at
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael McCarthy, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares to take off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. The A-10 has provided close air support in worldwide operations for the past three decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) D-M Warthogs prepare for takeoff
U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael McCarthy, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares to take off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. The A-10 has provided close air support in worldwide operations for the past three decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Beaudoin, 355th Medical Support Squadron personnel specialist, hugs Master Sgt. Khadijah Peterson-Carvalho, 355th Civil Engineer first sergeant, after receiving a gift card from her during the random acts of kindness event, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2017. This was Peterson-Carvalho’s first time participating in the quarterly event that showcases one of the many ways first sergeants can play an active role in the lives of Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) First sergeants give back to D-M community
The First Sergeant Council held a random acts of kindness event at the Exchange and gas station here, July 13. The lunch time event had first sergeants distributing $10 gift cards to Airmen and their family members.
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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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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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Default Air Force Logo Halloween safety tips
Excitement is in the air and ghosts, ghouls, monsters and princesses will be out in mass on 31
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Default Air Force Logo Courage without hesitation
You are driving east on I-10 towards D-M. The sun is setting, and you are running late. You had to
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Default Air Force Logo Request an absentee ballot today
On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, member of this country will flock to polling places around the country. Voters
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