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. Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise
It’s day six of a basewide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system. They walk cautiously across a large, concrete platform to the assembly conveyer pad. To the left of the pad, a team of Airmen are already building up laser-guided aerial bombs. To the right, they’re breaking down 500-pound joint direct attack munitions. These Airmen are literally surrounded by tons of explosives, and building more of them while donned head-to-toe in comfortless protective gear.
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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 355th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment Airmen, also known as the Dirt Boyz, pose on top of the newly-reconstructed Atterbury Wash and bridge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 28, 2017. The Dirt Boyz spent approximately 2,900 man hours and $157,000 on the project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) Monsoon prep: Dirt Boyz can dig it
The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment Airmen rebuilt Atterbury Wash at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 28. The pavements and equipment Airmen, also known as the Dirt Boyz, reconstructed the wash in hopes of creating a permanent foundation to withstand the rapidly approaching monsoon season.
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Mike Toriello, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy commander, speaks during an Air Force Community Partnership meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2017. The meeting included budget briefings on current and future local projects as well as the history behind the coalition between Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and the Tucson population. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) D-M, local community attend Air Force Partnership meeting
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base leadership and local Tucson community leaders attended an Air Force Community Partnership annual update meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25. The annual meeting was conducted for the base and local community to speak on each other’s involvement on improvements.
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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 334th Fighter Squadron, out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., takes off from Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2017. New pilots from the 334th Fighter Squadron participated in a two week training course with the F-15E throughout southern Arizona's military operating areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims) Students complete F-15E Strike Eagle training at D-M
Approximately 50 new pilots from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., participated in a training course at Davis-Monthan AFB, Jan. 8-20. The purpose of this two week training course is to teach student pilots and weapons systems officers what it’s like to deploy in a war-like scenario.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Diver, 55th Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60G maintenance journeyman, marshals an HH-60G Pave Hawk for takeoff at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 8, 2017. The 55th HMU is under the 923d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and operates 24/7 to make sure the aircraft are ready to fly for any mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) 55th RQS: The maintainers that keep HH-60Gs flying
(This story is part of the “55th RQS series” which highlights the different AFSCs associated with the unit.) The 55th Rescue Squadron conducts training missions on a regular basis, but when the HH-60G Pave Hawk is grounded, a completely different crew handles the aircraft.
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