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Staff Sgt. Jason Davis, an aerial gunner from the 55th Rescue Squadron here, explains the HH-60 Pavehawk “minigun” to members of the University of Arizona’s football team during their visit to the base Aug. 17. "They came to see how we teach and become a team – how we motivate," said 55th RQS Commander Lt. Col. Massey, who organized the visit after the 55th RQS previously joined UA football coaches in a physical training session at UA’s Arizona Stadium. Upon their departure, the team presented the squadron with a football helmet autographed by all the coaches. “We really appreciate what you all do,” said Mike Stoops, UA’s head football coach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jamie L. Coggan) U of A football team visits D-M
Staff Sgt. Jason Davis, an aerial gunner from the 55th Rescue Squadron here, explains the HH-60 Pavehawk "minigun" to members of the University of Arizona's football team during their visit to the base Aug. 17."They came to see how we teach and become a team - how we motivate," said 55th RQS Commander Lt. Col. Massey, who organized the visit after
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Maj. Allan M. Hodge (right) receives the 563rd Maintenance Squadron guidon from Col. Bryan P. Glynn, 23rd Maintenance Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony on the flight line here Aug. 10. Major Hodge assumed command of the 563rd MXS from Maj. John S. Bulldis, who retired from active duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lohr) 563rd MXS command changes hands
Maj. Allan M. Hodge (right) receives the 563rd Maintenance Squadron guidon from Col. Bryan P. Glynn, 23rd Maintenance Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony on the flight line here Aug. 10. Major Hodge assumed command of the 563rd MXS from Maj. John S. Bulldis, who retired from active duty.
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Tech. Sgt. Paul Dunbar of the 355th Medical Operations Squadron here cuts the ceremonial cake with Robert Gaylor, the fifth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, during the first ever Davs-Monthan Senior NCO Induction Ceremony July 27 at the Holiday Inn Tucson Airport North hotel. Sergeant Dunbar had the highest line number of all the new D-M master sergeants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina D. Kinsey) Promotees honored at first SNCO Induction Ceremony
Eighty-one master sergeants from Davis-Monthan were inducted into the senior noncommissioned officer corps July 27 during the first-ever Davis-Monthan SNCO Induction Ceremony at the Holiday Inn Tucson Airport North hotel. Responding to a challenge from 355th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Jim Parkhill, the base Top 3 formed a committee,
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Ten-year-old Brandon Smalling tries on life support gear, Thursday August 10 at the 357th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz as part of the Pilot for a Day program. The program is designed to help children with disabilities or serious illnesses to enjoy a day focused on them and their interest in aviation. Activities in the program include; trying on life support equipment, using Night Vision goggles, flying an A-10 simulator, and seeing an A-10  up close.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christina D. Ponte) 10-year-old boy becomes Pilot for a Day
Ten-year-old Brandon Smalling and his family visited here Aug. 9 to participate in the Pilot for a Day program, which helps local children with disabilities or serious illnesses enjoy a day totally focused on them and their interest in aviation. Each child gets the "distinguished visitor" treatment from various agencies on base, with special
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Default Air Force Logo 42nd ECS begins training Compass Call pilots
The 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron here reached a historic milestone in the EC-130H Compass Call community by flying its first sortie here July 24. "This flight represents the culmination of a yearlong effort to meet a dire need in the Compass Call community," said Lt. Col. Mitch Hanscom, 42nd ECS commander. Re-activated March 10, 2006, as the
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Default Air Force Logo Is your state government holding money for you?
How many jobs have you had in your life? How many bank accounts have you opened? How many bills have you paid? Do you have stocks? Bonds? Insurance? Among all the financial transactions, you're absolutely positive you've never just lost track of several hundred dollars...right? In a country where, every year, 30 percent of the population changes
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Default Air Force Logo Marrow donor registration set for Aug. 17 at BX
The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program will be registering marrow-donor volunteers at the base exchange Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each year more than 30,000 adults and children are diagnosed with leukemia or other fatal blood diseases. After initial treatments fail, many of those people have only one hope for survival -
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Default Air Force Logo Unit climate assessments provide confidential, influential feedback
Could your unit use a morale boost? Would you like to see some improvements in your workplace? Your opinion can be heard. Unit Climate Assessments are voluntary surveys offered by the 355th Fighter Wing Military Equal Opportunity office here. They're used to provide feedback to the commander on issues that may impact the unit's human relations and
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Members of the 55th Rescue Squadron here pose with University of Arizona football coaches at UA's Arizona Stadium. The coaches hosted the Airmen for an hour-long football-style physical training session July 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Kyle Cowherd) 55th RQS gets rigorous PT from UA football coaches
Led by four of the University of Arizona's football coaches, members of the 55th Rescue Squadron here participated in a physical training session July 27 at Arizona Stadium. Lt. Col. Strachn Massey, commander of the 55th RQS, and Tim Kish, assistant head coach for linebackers, live in the same neighborhood. One day, Colonel Massey mentioned to Mr.
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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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