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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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
. 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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Default Air Force Logo Relax with Family Advocacy
There is a common misconception that Family Advocacy only handles abuse cases, but that's not
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German Maj. Andreas Jeschek, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, talks to a German Exchange student in their native tongue about the A-10 Thunderbolt at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 19, 2014. Maj. Jeschek is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization officer that was given the opportunity to foster a bilateral relationship through the Exchange Officer Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu/Released) The German Bulldog
A North Atlantic Treaty Organization officer was given the opportunity to foster a bilateral
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2014
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Molly Moloney, 355th Fighter Wing general law paralegal, performs a weighted squat at a gym in Tucson, Ariz., March 15, 2014. Moloney competes in fitness competitions as extra motivation to stay fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/ Released) Lift to Compete
Airman 1st Class Molly Moloney, 355th Fighter Wing general law paralegal, competed in the National
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2014
Lauren Pickett places a fly mask on the horse she rides, Scotch, after her lesson is complete at Ashbrook Farm in Tucson, Ariz., March 10, 2014. Lauren started riding when she was five years old while her father was stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., and has been riding now for more than three years. She is the eight-year-old daughter of Maj. Michael Pickett, a pilot with the 354th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Susan Harrington/Released) Tucson offers DLT opportunity to horse around
The city of Tucson, and its always sunny climate, allows for a plethora of outdoor sports options
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2014
U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Palochak, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron senior mission commander stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., poses for a picture with his wife, Ashley, and his sons Gavin, 3, and Logan, 2.  The Father's Day Council Tucson selected Palochak and five other community members to be honored at their 20th Annual Father of the Year Awards Gala Dinner, June 13, 2014.  (Courtesy Photo/Released) D-M Airman to be honored as a Tucson Father of the Year
The Father's Day Council Tucson has chosen a Desert Lightning Team member as a 2014 Tucson Father of
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2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Escalante, 355th Security Forces Squadron Military Working dog handler, receives a certificate from Major Douglas Whitehead, 355th SFS commander, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 1, 2014. Escalante was recognized for his service as a MWD handler during tours to Qatar and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) Old Dawgs & Pups recognize one of D-M’s Finest
The Old Dawgs & Pups organization recently visited the kennel here and presented Staff Sgt. Aaron
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2014
U.S. Air Force Col. Greg Williams, 355th Mission Support Group commander, cuts the ribbon to signify the official opening of the juice bar at the Benko Fitness Center on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 3, 2014. The juice bar is hoping to provide a healthy lifestyle to Airmen while they work to stay fit. (U.S. Photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) Benko Fitness Center's new juice bar officially opens

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2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/ Relased) 
Surviving the Summer in Arizona
With summer on the way, there are a few extra precautions that Airmen and their families should take
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2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexandra Springman, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, pets Dexter, a retired MWD, in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014. Springman adopted Dexter after he retired for the Air Force due to a medical condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/Released) From detection to relaxation
D-M held its first official retirement ceremony for a military working dog, Feb. 19.Dexter, a 355th
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U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, presents Master Sgt. Bruce Archer,  355th Security Forces defender, with a bronze star at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2014. Archer was recognized for the work he did during his year in Afghanistan.(U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Chris Massey/Released) D-M Airman is recognized for his work overseas
Master Sgt. Bruce Archer, 355th Security Forces Squadron defender, was presented the bronze star for
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2014
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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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2012
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
0 10/24
2012
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
0 10/19
2012
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
0 10/04
2012
Default Air Force Logo It takes a village to fight depression in our Air Force
We believe as Airmen that we belong to the greatest service and institution in the world. This is
0 8/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo My job is prosecuting sexual assault
Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and
0 8/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Choose life because YOU matter
You can't concentrate and your decision-making capabilities have been taken over by a dark fog.
0 8/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Doing the right thing
Integrity first. Service before self. Excellence in all we do.These are the U.S. Air Force core
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2012
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Howard welcomes home an Airman from the 355th Maintenance Group on the flight line here Sept. 18. Members of the 355th Maintenance Group return from a 6-month deployment at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christine Halan) A fond farewell from your Chief
On Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Base Theater, I will retire from the United States Air Force after 30
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Who sets the first impression for your unit?
Recently, I was at the Tucson International Airport returning home from a TDY when I noticed a very
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2012
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