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55th Rescue Squadron HH-60 helicopters provide transportation for 48th RQS pararescueman during exercise Angel Thunder in Gila Bend,AZ.Senior. Angel Thunder is a combat search and rescue task force exercise designed to test theater spin-up capabilities and examine the integration of all Air Force assets in mission planning procedures and mission execution. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Lanie McNeal) Angel Thunder: Exercise or action movie?
"Execute, execute, execute!" That's how the exercise scenario began. The next sound was a huge explosion. A rocket-propelled grenade had just struck a military convoy and the air was suddenly filled with black smoke. Nearly 10 minutes later, as the smoke started to dissipate, the faint sounds of terror took over. More than two dozen people were
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Lt. Col. Donald G. Shannon receives the 25th Operational Weather Squadron guidon from Col.Thomas B. Frooninckx during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Mirage Officers’ Club here on July 17. Colonel Shannon was previously the deputy chief of the Operations Weather Division of the Air, Space and Information Operations Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alesia Goosic) 25th OWS command changes hands

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This inoperational HH-60 helicopter weapons control unit was categorized irreparable and placed in bin of items to be shipped to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office. When AFREP supply technician Todd Zickel found out the $27,000 part was about to be scrapped, he brought it to the AFREP maintainers. They promptly fixed it -- with components that cost $1.50. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond) AFREP maintainers: 'We can fix anything'
An A-10 aircraft is made up of thousands of unique components and parts, most of which are essential for the jet to take flight. When one of them breaks, the aircraft is grounded until it gets repaired. For that aircraft, the mission stops. The part often can't be fixed on the spot, which means sorties are missed, flying hours are lost and
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2007
Children of deployed D-M Airmen play together at the commissary here July 15 during the "Shopping Extravaganza" organized by the 355th Mission Support Group, the Airmen and Family Readiness Center here, and the commissary staff. The event, which was part of the  D-M Community Cares program, attracted more than 500 spouses and children and featured discounted food, prize giveaways and a play area where children could be supervised while their parents shopped. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jamie Coggan) Commissary hosts exclusive shopping event for deployed Airmen’s families
Approximately 500 spouses and children of deployed Airmen attended the "Commissary Shopping Extravaganza" here July 15. After the idea was raised at the 355th Mission Support Group, the commissary teamed up with the 355th Services Squadron here and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center's D-M Community Cares program. The store stayed open an extra
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2007
Lt. Col. Denis P. Doty (right) receives the 563rd Operations Support Squadron guidon from 563rd Rescue Group Commander Col. Lee K. DePalo during a change-of-command ceremony at the Mirage Officer's Club here July 13. Colonel Doty, who has accumulated more than 3,800 flying hours, assumed command after serving as chief of safety for the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson) 563rd OSS changes command

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Col. William A. Pollan (right) receives the 355th Medical Group guidon from 355th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Kent Laughbaum during a change-of-command ceremony at the 79th Rescue Squadron hangar here July 13. Colonel Pollan assumed command of the 355th MDG after a yearlong assignment as the deputy commander of the 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Noah R. Johnson) 355th MDG changes command

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Maj. David A. Paynter (right) receives the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron guidon from 355th Mission Support Group Commander Col. Hal V. Hoxie during a change-of-command ceremony at the Mirage Officer's Club here July 12. Major Paynter was previously the chief of deployment policy and guidance for Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va. (U.S. Air  Force photo/Airman First Class Noah R. Johnson) 355th LRS changes command

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Exercise Angel Thunder to execute CSARTF capabilities
About 200 D-M Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, the 943rd Rescue Group, the 355th Operations Group and the 55th Electronic Combat Group, along with the 12th Air Force Plans Shop and Personnel Recovery Coordination Center, are gearing up to participate in exercise Angel Thunder July 9 to 20 here. The combat search and rescue exercise was first
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2007
Airmen and their families look on as fireworks shoot over Heritage Park here during the Fourth of July celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina D. Ponte) D-M Community Cares in action at Fourth of July celebration
More than 80 families of deployed Airmen took part in the second event of the D-M Community Cares program in the Fourth of July VIP tent here at Heritage Park. The Officer's Spouses Club, Chapel Congregation Offering, D-M's chiefs' group, wing Command Chief's enlisted funds, and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center worked together to create and
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2007
Default Air Force Logo D-M Water Consumer Confidence Report
Below is an annual report on the quality of the water delivered by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Pima County, Arizona. Under the "Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule" of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, community water systems are required to report water quality information to the consuming public. Presented in this report is information on the
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2007
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