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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 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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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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. 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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The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and more than 5,470 full-stop landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Last C-5A Galaxy retires to AMARG
The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and more than 5,470 full-stop landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie
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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the rear section of the aircraft is supported for stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) Lifting Warthogs with CDDAR
355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the rear section of the aircraft is supported for stability.
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A homeless veteran carries a box of clothes at Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin” in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2017. Bravo Base provides shelter to veterans and civilians alike so they can get back on their feet. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore) ALS supports Bravo Base – “Camp Conklin”
U.S. Airmen attending Airman Leadership School, and other Desert Lightning Team members, assisted in the landscaping of Bravo Base, also known as Camp Conklin, in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 26. The Airmen spent hours giving back to those who sacrificed so much for their country.
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen deployed Aug. 29, 2017, to southeast Texas, for Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts. 48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support
Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron responded to recovery operations for Hurricane Harvey, arriving in Easterwood Airfield, College Station, Texas, with approximately 20 members, Aug. 29, 2017. The mission is to provide boat-based rescue support in addition to current efforts in southeast Texas.
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A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron walks in a tactical formation during a personnel recovery exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2017. The intent of the exercise was to help combat search and rescue personnel prepare for deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Rescue Squadrons collaborate, conduct CSAR exercise
The 563rd Rescue Group conducted its third iteration of Tiger Rescue, a personnel recovery exercise focused on combat search and rescue, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 14-16. The 3-day-long exercise brought personnel together from the 48th, 55th and 79th Rescue Squadrons to perform rescue missions before they deploy.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Compton, honor guard flight chief, leads a presentation of colors practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017. During the presentation of colors, all flags dip except the U.S. flag when the national anthem is played. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Honor guardsmen maintain sacred tradition
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Compton, honor guard flight chief, leads a presentation of colors practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017. During the presentation of colors, all flags dip except the U.S. flag when the national anthem is played. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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The Air Force broadly defines diversity as a composite of individual characteristics, experiences, and abilities consistent with the Air Force Core Values and the Air Force Mission. Air Force diversity includes but is not limited to: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender. Language diversity is critical to the Air Force
Diversity is a key characteristic of today's Air Force and is what enables Airmen across the world
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If you think the prices of fuel are high, you should see the cost of a DUI. This poster was produced as part of the on-going Don't Drink and Drive campaign. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Gary Rogers) Fighting against DUIs
Driving under the influence of alcohol has been a prominent issue in today's society. In Arizona
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron pose for a picture after landing at Tucson International Airport, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2013. The Airmen are returning from a six month deployment in Afghanistan.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) 355th SFS Airmen provide much needed protection down range
Security Forces Airmen play a critical role in supporting the mission at D-M and down range. They
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James Barnes, mechanic, cleans oil off of a 1970 Ford F-150 pickup truck after changing the oil at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2013. While working in the auto hobby shop here, Barnes helps customers by finding the right tools, guiding them through certain jobs, changing oil, rotating tires, welding mufflers and all while working to become more proficient at their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released) For the love of the game
"At one point in my life, the act of dribbling a ball meant everything to me," said the 32 year
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An HH-60 Pavehawk from the 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., flies over Tucson during alternate insertion and extraction training with the pararescuemen of the 48th Rescue Squadron, Nov. 13, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Sarah Ruckriegle/released) Davis-Monthan 563rd Rescue Group practices rescue tactics
The 563rd Operations Support Squadron supports all aspects of the training and employment of the
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The 355th Operations Group consists of five squadrons and over 300 personnel employing 83 A-10C aircraft and an AN/TPS-75 radar system. It provides war-fighters with forces for close air support, forward air control, combat search and rescue. 355th Operations Group photos
The 355th Operations Group consists of five squadrons and over 300 personnel employing 83 A-10C
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Senior Airman Patrick Corcoran, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician, stands in front of a mural he airbrushed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2013. The mural took him about six weeks to complete and is the second of five murals be painted in the 755th AMXS hanger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/released) From artist to engine mechanic
When some Airmen join the military, people won't know who they are years from now, but once in a
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Airmen line up to get their food at The LOFT, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2013. Every Sunday evening The LOFT provides home-cooked meals for the Airmen living in the dorms.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) Home-cooked meals away from home
For many young Airmen, their first duty station is the first time they have lived on their own. The
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Tech. Sgt. Justin Slater, 48th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, donates stem cells at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C. in late Feburary 2013.Slater was identified as a match, 10 years after giving a donor sample as an Airman 1st Class stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. 10 years ago.(Courtesy photo)

Stem cells cultivate new family
There comes a time when you have the option to save a life. You might have the chance to pull
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Katherine Sample, 355th Security Forces Squadron visitor center clerk, lifts dumb bells at the Benko Fitness Center during her personal training session with Kayla Pevehouse, Benko Fitness Center personal trainer, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2013.  For more information or assistance building your personal physical fitness, contact your unit fitness monitor, Health and Wellness Center or a personal trainer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released) Blocks to build on: The physical pillar
(Editor's Note: "First and foremost, we must continue to care for our Airmen and their families. At
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Default Air Force Logo What constitutes official government vehicle use?
Have you ever thought about taking your official Government Motor Vehicle through a fast food
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Default Air Force Logo The winning strategy: Be There
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Reconstructing a nation, or even a province, that's been ravaged by
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Default Air Force Logo 355th FW commander sends holiday message to Airmen
Desert Lightning Team,Nearly 235 years ago our forefathers, bound by their principles, values and
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Default Air Force Logo Where was my Wingman?
In my six-and-a-half year journey into the blue, I've become a firm believer in the concept of the
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Default Air Force Logo The character of leadership
Are we leaders because we lead or do we lead because we are leaders? Doesn't sound like the two are
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Default Air Force Logo Thank you: 355th FW vice commander bids D-M farewell
As my tour as the Vice Commander sadly comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of a
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Default Air Force Logo Are you drinking responsibly?
I drink alcohol. I don't need it to enjoy myself, but on the occasion when I want to drink an
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Sir Jacob C. Vouza (Courtesy Photo) A Warrior's Heritage
In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I would like to introduce an American hero
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Default Air Force Logo Are you an Air Force Worrier or Air Force Warrior?
According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary:Worrier - one who feels or experiences concern or anxiety;
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Default Air Force Logo ‘I have arrived!’
When I made staff sergeant, I thought, "This is it! I have arrived!" My ego was quickly squashed
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