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Default Air Force Logo Claims notice for Capt Nathan S. Olivarez
Capt Nathan S. Olivarez of the 755th Operations Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ, passed away on 24 June 2018. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased's estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Maj Jacob Forst at (520) 228-9332 or via e-mail at jacob.forst@us.af.mil.
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Two HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 14, 2018. The HH-60 has a wide variety of operational use including combat search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) HH-60 Pave Hawks take flight
Two HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 14, 2018. The HH-60 has a wide variety of operational use including combat search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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. 355th Fighter Wing changes command
Col. Mike Drowley assumed command of the 355th Fighter Wing from Col. Scott C. Campbell, June 29, 2018.
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Dr. Martha Whitaker, University of Arizona Professor of Hydrology, goes over an online atmospheric science bachelor degree program to members of the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 16, 2018. The program is tailored specifically for active duty Airmen interested in pursuing an advanced degree in meteorology. The program is fully online and offers flexibility for shift workers as well as PCS considerations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Weather Airmen given education opportunity
Members from University of Arizona visited the 25th Operational Weather Squadron to highlight a new online degree program geared for active duty Airmen in the weather career field. The atmospheric science bachelor degree program is tailored specifically for active duty Airmen interested in pursuing an advanced degree in meteorology because it is fully online and offers flexibility for shift workers as well as PCS considerations.
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A pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron performs an overhead press at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 6, 2018. 48th RQS pararescuemen constantly exercise and monitor their mental and physical health in order to tackle injuries and physical discomforts proactively to maintain deployment readiness status through the Human Performance Optimization program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) HPO program increases readiness and lethality
Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage. 48th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base realized that having medical personnel on and off deployments, as well as tackling injuries and discomforts early on, would keep them mobile, deployment-ready and help ensure a pain-free future. With the help of U. S. Air Force Col. Colleen McBratney, 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, a team comprised of surgeons, physicians and mental health specialists was built to accomplish these objectives. Thus, D-M’s Human Performance Optimization program was born.
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U.S. Air Force combat arms training and maintenance instructors with the 355th Security Forces Squadron, attach targets to signs prior to a m4 carbine qualification course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2018. CATM instructors ensure the safe and effective operation of a variety of weapon systems and ensure D-M airmen are qualified and deployment ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael X. Beyer) M4 qualification
U.S. Air Force combat arms training and maintenance instructors with the 355th Security Forces Squadron, attach targets to signs prior to a m4 carbine qualification course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2018. CATM instructors ensure the safe and effective operation of a variety of weapon systems and ensure D-M airmen are
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2018
. Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest
They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence. After serving 14 years, a misfortune occurred that prevented U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Derrall Peach Jr. from legally doing his job as a ground transportation craftsman with the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
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Desert Lightning Team members begin their run during the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run at D-M Air Force Base, Ariz., June 8, 2018. 40 volunteers threw over 200 bags of colored chalk at DLT members that participated in the Color Run. This year’s Color Run theme was “Hot fun in the summer sun.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) 355th Force Support Squadron hosts 2018 5k Color Run
Desert Lightning Team members begin their run during the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run at D-M Air Force Base, Ariz., June 8, 2018. 40 volunteers threw over 200 bags of colored chalk at DLT members that participated in the Color Run. This year’s Color Run theme was “Hot fun in the summer sun.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
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Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, hosts his final all call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1, 2018. Campbell discussed the successes of the base and its Airmen during his command, where he sees the Air Force going in the future, what he has learned as D-M’s commander and answered questions from the Airmen in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) 355th Fighter Wing Commander hosts final all call
Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, held his final all call with the 355th Fighter Wing team at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1, 2018. Campbell discussed the successes of the base and its Airmen during his command, where he sees the Air Force going in the future, what he has learned as D-M’s commander and answered questions from the Airmen in attendance.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Isaac Vance, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron quality assurance inspector, performs an inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 23, 2018. QA evaluates the quality of maintenance and perform necessary functional checks in order to ensure the safety of pilots and ground crews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) QA leads the way
Comprised of the most qualified and knowledgeable Airmen in the maintenance career field, quality assurance inspectors provide an integral role in maintaining airpower. QA inspectors must possess the technical knowledge to be able to evaluate aircraft and equipment condition, training and proficiency of maintenance technicians, and quality verification and special inspections.
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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's Retiree Activities Office is located at 3500 S. Craycroft Rd., east of the base chapel, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The RAO was established by the Secretary of the Air Force to serve military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers, and to support, advance and unify retired and active duty military families. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Retirees advance AF family at D-M
The Retired Activities Office was established to serve military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers, and to support, advance and unify retired and active duty military families. The RAO’s services range from retiree orientations, military widow and widower services, to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. The office also offers assistance with military entitlements, former spouse benefits and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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A student assigned to the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11, Miniature and Microminiature (2M) Circuit Card Repair course solders a circuit card at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016. The 2M program is a part of the U.S. Navy program, but can be applied to multiple airframes in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide
From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin, 355th Contracting Squadron contract administrator, prepares to perform a dead lift at the Haeffner Fitness and Sports Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Benjamin uses weightlifting as a personal escape from everyday stressors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen) Worth the weight
With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity. Staff Sgt. Macy Benjamin finds her escape from everyday life within her workouts. Starting with a scarce amount of fitness knowledge, she began transforming herself from an average Airman to a fitness guru.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, communicates with pilots via radio at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2016. Lagapa-Talbott received the 2015 Air Force Air Traffic Controller of the Year award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Airman cleared to land AF-level award
Air traffic controllers have one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in the Air Force. With no room for error, they must be calm, decisive and quick thinking in order to be effective. Senior Airman Kimo Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, recently received the 2015 AF Air Traffic Controller of the Year award.
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An HC-130 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, sits idly on the Nellis flightline before preparing to take-off for a training sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13. With the HC-130 providing transport to the 79th Rescue Squadron during the exercise, the aircraft is able to deliver the RQS airman to the destination during the exercises while also being able to perform supply drops into the field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter) 79th RQS hones skills during Red Flag 16-3
For a pararescue Airmen, there is one simple creed that they live by, ‘That others may live’. Whether those “others” are down range or are on American soil in a training environment, the 79th Rescue Squadron, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona came to Nellis to participate in Red Flag 16-3 so they can uphold that creed.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Webb, 612th Air Communications Squadron command and control systems technician, reads from an online chat room while streaming a video game at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2016. Streaming helped Webb become more social prior to joining the Air Force. He is now set on building a community by streaming five days a week and holds sessions on Sundays specifically to interact with his followers and receive feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Airman finds his voice in a virtual world
There is a social stigma attached to video games and the people who play them. When picturing a
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Coming from Puerto Rico, Jean-Paul Arnaud vied his way through school, picking up English as a
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Default Air Force Logo Climbing to the top with Chief ingredients
Achieving the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force wasn’t initially a goal for a few
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Richard Brunt, 59, touches a memorial plaque, located in Heritage Park at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 5, 2016, which honors Captain Patrick B. Olson, who died on Feb. 27,1991, while trying to land a heavily damaged OA-10 during Operation Desert Storm. Brunt, who was Olson's crew chief, now works as a technician at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, or the "Boneyard" at D-M AFB, removing parts from decommissioned OA-10s to build inventories used by active A-10 Thunderbolt squadrons for maintaining their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) Airman Struck by the Thunderbolt
In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies a 2,600-acre piece of land, a “boneyard,” where it is
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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Hopper speaks with 355th Security Forces Squadron bicycle patrol fleet members about their mission at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 8, 2016. Communicating and interacting with the base community is a main objective of the 355th SFS bicycle fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Security Forces on two wheels
The patrolmen, dressed in navy cargo shorts and blue polo shirts with “Police” printed on the back,
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Default Air Force Logo Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month is an observation that was established by Title 36, U.S. Code Section 102 in 1990. This observance is celebrated during the entire month of May. To show appreciation and education, former President Barack Obama wrote, “The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history. Generation after generation, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation -- a country that values the contributions of everyone who calls America home. During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we honor the perseverance of those who courageously reached for their hopes and dreams in a new land, and we celebrate the important impact the AAPI community has made on our Nation's progress.”
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Default Air Force Logo And You Shall Teach Your Children….
For some time I’ve been interested in, and somewhat passionate about, Holocaust education. That was not always the case. I am Jewish and I was always aware that my maternal grandfather’s family vanished without a trace during World War II. They were from Riga, Latvia and apparently, the Holocaust swallowed them up. No one could help the family find them, not the Red Cross, not any of the other organizations that assisted families after the war. This is tragic, but if I’m to be honest, it wasn’t an issue for me. I was a child, teenager, and a young adult who had issues to deal with in the here and now. As I continued to mature and went out into the world, the Holocaust started to become more of a “topic” for me. The more I saw, read, and experienced, the more I realized that this was a period of history that we could not allow to fade into oblivion.
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Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate historic achievements of women. By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rationale to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National’s Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Below are some great accomplishments of women from all facets of life.
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Default Air Force Logo Who is Martin Luther King Jr?
Wait a second, another street named after Martin Luther King Jr.? Why are there multiple road ways
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Default Air Force Logo National American Indian Heritage Month 2016
November is National American Indian Heritage month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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Default Air Force Logo National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to recognize the significant
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Default Air Force Logo Fire Prevention Week 2016
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A
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Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable energy consumption to 25 percent throughout the Air Force by 2025. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Sarah Ruckriegle/released) Energy Action Month
October is Energy Action Month and there is good news! Our photovoltaic farm is performing at its
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Default Air Force Logo Hispanic Heritage Month
The day was August 17, 1988, when public law 100-402 passed the observation period known as
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Default Air Force Logo Women's Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day commemorates American women achieving full voting rights under the U.S.
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