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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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Default Air Force Logo Ground crew keeps EC-130H flying
The EC-130H is a sophisticated aircraft. A modified C-130, its cargo section is packed with state-of-the-art electronic equipment used for communication and radar jamming. With this unique aircraft comes a need for special maintainers dedicate their efforts to keeping it to the air to fight the Global War on Terror. The 41st Expeditionary
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Default Air Force Logo Bulldogs donate flight suits to ROTC cadets
Volunteers from the 354th Fighter Squadron recently found a new way to help the University of Arizona Air Force ROTC cadets. On Feb. 2, they donated some lightly-used flight suits. The "Bulldogs" routinely help the local cadets, sometimes volunteering as speakers or guiding tours around Davis-Monthan. This effort, though, was organized after pilots
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Default Air Force Logo AAHC event features 'soul food,' music
Airmen and their families here experienced African-American culture through food, dance and music during the "Tastes and Tones" heritage event Wednesday at the Hope Chapel Annex. "We came up with the name 'Tastes and Tones' for the event because taste reflects the soul of the African-American community; hence, the word 'soul food,'" said Capt. Ja
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