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Default Air Force Logo Heritage Park loses its B-52D
The B-52D Stratofortress, tail number 56-659's time of proudly being displayed alongside its aerial comrades at Heritage Park is coming to a close.At the intersection of Arizola St. and Craycroft Rd. is one of D-M's landmarks, Heritage Park. The park was built in the 1980's to provide the base with some recreational areas, as well as increasing its
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2011
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Theodore Coiner, 357th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, poses with Kyle Dupuis in the 357th Fighter Squadron life support room on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 21, 2011. Kyle was made an honorary pilot for the Pilot for a Day program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released) Kyle Dupuis: Pilot for a day
Most Americans will never get the opportunity to fly a plane. Even for those in the Air Force, only a small percent are pilots. For 14-year-old Kyle Dupuis, his dream of being a pilot has become a reality as he toured D-M here Oct. 21, as a participant in the Pilot for a Day Program. Kyle has a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia. This
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2011
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. - General participants of the Angel Thunder exercise narrow in their sights during the exercises here Oct 14. Approximately 1,400 U.S. Military, federal and state employees, and coalition forces are participating in the fifth annual Angel Thunder exercise, the largest military combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths) Angel Thunder comes to a close
After flying more than 800 hours, running about 400 scenarios, and making approximately 200 rescues participants in Angel Thunder 2012 touched down for the last time Thursday Oct. 20, bringing the personnel recovery and rescue exercise to a close.Sixteen different countries spent time and money to be a part of this exercise - seven of them as
0 10/26
2011
PLAYAS, N.M. – Border Patrol’s tactical unit and pararescuemen wait for a helicopter to land so they can transport two hostages after successfully rescuing them from captivity during a hostage rescue scenario at Playas Training and Research Facility in New Mexico Oct. 20. Playas is a training facility that military branches and government agencies use to practice real world scenarios without the worry of injury. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn) Real world training in a simulated setting
Training is an important part of military life. Training can help with job proficiency, physical fitness tests or even firing a weapon. For those in specific career fields, such as D-M's pararescuemen, training can mean the difference between life and death. In order for the PJ's and other special operations teams from around the world to receive
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2011
AFGHANISTAN -- Maj. Scott Adams, 0167th Pyrenees helicopter pilot, hold his EC-725 Caracal in a hover as French pararescuemen attach equipment to harness lines for loading during a deployment to Afghanistan. Major Adams, who is part of an exchange pilot program, was deployed with a French unit under French command. The goal of the exchange pilot program is to allow countries to share knowledge and tactics. (Courtesy Photo) Exchanging more than just a pilot
Exchanges are made between commercial industries in different countries each and every day. Be it consumer goods, services or raw materials, trading is continuous and ever-growing. The U.S. Air Force has taken a page from the book of big business and entered into a pilot exchange program with France.Major Scott Adams is the first combat search and
0 10/21
2011
Woooooh…whoooooh. It’s that time of year again – time for little ghosts, superheroes and other colorful characters to hit the streets during Halloween. This year, Trick-or-treating hours in Minot Air Force Base housing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. (Graphic by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz)
Have a safe and happy Halloween
It's that time of year again when specters slither from door-to-door collecting candy and spreading shivers throughout the neighborhood. From haunted gymnasiums to scariest costume contests, there will be many opportunities for everyone to join in the ghastly good times. Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating and lots of fiendish fun, but
0 10/19
2011
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Capt. Erik DeSoucy, 563rd Operations Support Squadron flight physician, applies fake blood to the pants of Braden Vincent, University of Arizona Air Force ROTC cadet, to aid in the realism of the Vincent’s simulated injury during the Angel Thunder exercise here Oct. 11. Approximately 1,400 U.S. Military, federal and state employees, and coalition forces are participating in the fifth-annual Angel Thunder exercise, the largest military combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore) Angel Thunder uses simulated injuries to enhance training
Behind the Operation Snowbird building on D-M here Oct. 11, University of Arizona cadets are in bad shape. Almost all of them have serious looking bruises covering parts of their bodies. Some have cuts beneath their clothes resulting in torn uniforms and blood soaked shirts. The cadets look like extras for a new George Romero zombie movie. But
0 10/13
2011
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airmen prepare plates of Italian cuisine, provided for them by the D-M Chiefs Group, at the Loft here Oct. 2. Every Sunday the Loft hosts a dinner for Airmen living in the dorms; once a month they allow a base organization to host the dinner. This month the D-M Chiefs Group provided the Sunday meal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Saphfire D. Cook) Chiefs dish up fellowship and food at the Loft
Every Sunday the Loft hosts a dinner for Airmen living in the dorms. Once a month they allow a base organization to take over a Sunday meal. The Chiefs Group, along with some of their spouses, treated the Airmen to a night of Italian cuisine Oct. 2.The Loft is an Airmen community center located within the dormitories on the top floor of building
0 10/03
2011
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Staff Sgt. Edwin Lopez, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, reads ‘Dora the Explorer’ as one child excitedly jumps for joy at the Child Development Center here Sept. 28. The children would often point out their favorite characters and repeat some Spanish words with Sergeant Lopez. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn) Airmen read to kids at the CDC
Pint-sized eyes of the children in the room are fixed upon the Airman as he sits in a chair that looks like it was built for someone three feet tall. He introduces himself and picks up a book to read to them. They become visibly more excited when they realize the book is 'Dora the Explorer'. Their little hands point at the book as they eagerly let
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Thorough inspections for a 'fraction of a second'
A pilot ejecting from an aircraft involves a lot more than just a chair and a parachute. They have a great deal of equipment that ensures their safety on their way to the ground. And all of the equipment a pilot depends on after an emergency ejection is quality controlled through the 355th Operations Support Squadrons aircrew flight equipment
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