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Senior Airman Brian Batema (right) holds the door open for Staff Sgt. Joshua Sharloken, Staff Sgt. Waylon Mitchell and Tech. Sgt. Jeff Ward, all from the 355th Security Forces Squadron here, so they can quickly enter the cafeteria and confront a hostile gunman during a training exercise at Lowell H. Smith Middle School here April 19. Using paintball handguns,  trainers from the Tucson Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics Team taught members of several law enforcement agencies how to respond to an armed assailant in a school setting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond) 355th SFS Airmen join SWAT training exercise
Five Airmen and two civilians from the 355th Security Forces Squadron here trained with members of the Tucson Police Department, Sahuarita Police Department and University of Arizona Police Department in an exercise conducted at the Lowell H. Smith Middle School building here April 19. The exercise, administered and supervised by TPD Special
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Mr. Ronny Garcia demonstrates one of the emergency life-saving methods that would be employed after an alcohol-related car accident, while Mr. Vince Easevoli holds down the arms of Airman 1st Class Spencer Doll of the 355th Medical Support Squadron here. Davis-Monthan was one of several stops on the Stay Alive from Education program's "Street Smart" demonstration tour, during which Mr. Garcia and Mr. Easevoli educate people on the consequences of poor decision-making. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacqueline Hawkins) 'Street Smart' event educates Airmen
The Culture of Responsible Choices committee here sponsored a presentation promoting safety and sound decision-making at the base theater here April 11. "Street Smart" is an ongoing event presented by the Stay Alive From Education program, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing teen injuries and fatalities. Mr. Ronny Garcia and Mr. Vince
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An A-10 pilot prepares to exit the aircraft after landing at Bagram Airfield April 17. The A-10s belong to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed to Bagram from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Tomko) A-10 Thunderbolt II returns to Bagram
Increased firepower is in the making for U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. A-10s from the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrived April 17 to bring increased versatility to the capabilities of the aircraft stationed here. Brig. Gen. Christopher Miller, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, said the
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron takes off from D-M, as friends, family members and colleagues bid farewell. Twelve A-10 pilots from the 354th FS deployed to Afghanistan April 7 to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Melissa Taeu) D-M Airmen deploy to support OEF
Approximately 50 Airmen from the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Maintenance Group here deployed to Afghanistan April 7, along with a number of the 355th Wing's A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 200 additional D-M Airmen are also scheduled to depart for Afghanistan this week. The 354th FS "Bulldogs"
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A 48th Rescue Squadron pararescuman and an injured hiker are hoisted into a hovering HH-60 Pave Hawk during an exercise to strengthen relations between Davis-Monthan and local civilian rescue agencies April 1.  The hiker was air lifted to University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., to complete the exercise. (Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Watts) Pararescue Airmen, local agencies train to save lives
The 563rd Rescue Group here conducted an exercise at Coronado National Forest April 2 to test how military and civilian agencies work together during an emergency situation. Davis-Monthan Airmen, working alongside members of the National Park Service, Forest Service, and Pima County Sheriff's Department, in a scenario to find three lost hikers who
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Default Air Force Logo 563rd RQG saves local boy
Airmen assigned to the 563rd Rescue Group assisted state and local law enforcement and rescue units to save a local teenager Thursday after a hiking accident. A loosened boulder struck two of the four Sabino High School students who were hiking together in Soldier Canyon Wednesday afternoon. One teen went for help while the other stayed with his
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Staff Sgt. Daniel Loomis (left, front), an explosive ordnance disposal technician from D-M, along with Senior Airman Jacob McCarty, Airman Gregory Smialek and Senior Airman Ian Jackson, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne (right, front) on the EOD mission within the 407th Air Expeditionary Group. The Airmen used story boards to help highlight the EOD accomplishments during the current AEF rotation. Air Force Secretary visits Ali Airmen
An NCO from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., did his part to ensure the Secretary of the Air Force understands Airmen's perspectives during a tour of 407th Air Expeditionary Group facilities March 28. Staff Sgt. Scott Loomis, an explosive ordnance disposal technician deployed to the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron briefed the
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Default Air Force Logo AAHC, Love of Reading Month combine heritage, story time
In an effort to help children develop a love for reading, Davis-Monthan volunteers visited the Dorothy Finley Child Development Center and Borman Elementary School classrooms here to read to the children as a part of the African American Heritage Committee's Youth Love of Reading month. "This annual community service event provides benefits for the
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Default Air Force Logo 563rd Rescue Group saves civilian boatman off coast of Mexico
Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group rescued a South Korean boatman aboard a civilian cargo-container ship Feb. 11, about 240 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. After the rescue, The crew airlifted Song Byong Gook to a nearby hospital for medical treatment for appendicitis. The team departed D-M in an HC-130 for a pre-mission briefing Feb. 9. "We
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Default Air Force Logo Sidewinders visit D-M Airmen
As part of the their Winter Caravan 2007 Tour, the unofficial Triple-A National Champion Tucson Sidewinders baseball club visited the base Feb. 7 to show their support for D-M Airmen and to thank them for their service. Sidewinders General Manager Rick Parr said it was an eye-opening experience for the team. "Most of the time, the world revolves
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