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U.S. Air Force Capt. Keli Kaaekuahiwi, an A-10 pilot assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., applies face paint while evading capture during a personnel recovery exercise at a training site in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, June 14, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2. RF-A gives U.S. and partner nation forces an opportunity to sharpen combat skills like search and rescue in a realistic threat environment inside the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which at more than 67,000 square miles, is the largest instrumented air, ground and electronic combat training range in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik/Released) Personnel recovery exercise brings rescue teams together for RF-A 16-2
The phrase, “So Others May Live to Return with Honor” expresses the overarching goal of those serving in the rescue community and it connects a myriad of career fields dedicated to fulfilling that mission. RED FLAG-Alaska 16-2 provided an opportunity to connect survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists, rescue squadron personnel, combat search and rescue assets, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during an isolated personnel scenario June 14.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott, assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron, embraces his wife after returning home from a 4-month-long deployment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 8, 2016. Two of the three 48th RQS rescue teams, as well as a support team, returned home from a 4-month-long deployment to Turkey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Welcome home 48th RQS
Two of the three 48th Rescue Squadron rescue teams, as well as a support team, returned back from a 4-month-long deployment to Turkey in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.
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Default Air Force Logo 355th FW awarded first ever Outstanding IG rating
The Air Combat Command Inspector General team awarded the 355th Fighter Wing the first outstanding rating since the team’s implementation of the new Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone. The accomplishment was announced by Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, during a commander’s call at the base theater here June 2.The new inspection
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 47th Fighter Squadron banks left after performing a low-angle strafe at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz., June 2, 2016. The 47th FS went on to win their second consecutive Hawgsmoke competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski/Released) 47th FS triumphs in second consecutive Hawgsmoke
The 47th Fighter Squadron was announced the winner and top team overall of Hawgsmoke 2016 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 3.The remaining results of this year’s Hawgsmoke competition are listed below.45 High Altitude Dive Bomb:1. Capt. David Knighton 47th FS, D-M AFB2. 1st Lt. Christopher Shelley 76th FS, Moody AFB, Ga.3. Maj. John
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A combat rescue officer from the 306th Rescue Squadron hugs his daughters upon his return to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., from the Horn of Africa June 2. The 306th RQS is part of the 943rd Rescue Group, the Air Force Reserve Command's premier combat search and rescue group. They were deployed for four months and saved six lives during the deployment, flew more than 500 combat hours, conducted 67 parachute deployments, and provided more than 2,600 hours of dedicated alert coverage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt) Reserve Rescue Airmen return to D-M from Africa
U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron returned to from a four-month deployment to the Horn of Africa June 2.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron performs a low-angle strafe during the 2016 Hawgsmoke competition at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz., June 2, 2016. Hawgsmoke is a biennial competition focused on tactics the A-10C can employ during combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) D-M hosts another Hawgsmoke
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base hosted this year’s Hawgsmoke competition June 1-3.The biennial competition focused on tactics the aircraft can employ during combat operations.This year’s event concentrated on two major areas: the tactical massing of fires in minimum time in an opposed environment, and conventional weapons delivery. The 47th Fighter
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U.S. Airmen, veterans and civilians pose for a picture at the top of Humphreys Peak, Ariz., May 29, 2016. The group climbed the mountain as part of the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge, which focuses on bringing Airmen in each of the 50 states to the highest points of their respective states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) Airmen take on 50 summits challenge
A group of 19 individuals made up of U.S. Airmen, veterans and civilians summited Humphreys Peak, Ariz., Sunday in accordance with the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge.The challenge is an enduring effort focused on bringing Airmen in each of the 50 states to the highest points of their respective states.The Memorial Day weekend event checked one
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U.S. Airmen and civilians applaud as the Folklorico Dance Performance concludes during the Cultural Awareness Festival Breaking Through Barriers: Past, Present and Future at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 20, 2016. Cultural and special observances are conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness and to promote diversity among all service members, civilian employees, contractors, family members and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released) D-M’s First Cultural Festival
The Equal Opportunity office hosted D-M AFB’s first ever Cultural Awareness Festival Breaking Through Barriers: Past, Present and Future, May 20.The festival was held as an alternate to the Department of Defense supported observances by combining all observances into one event. Cultural and special observances are conducted to enhance
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Default Air Force Logo AF Program Receives Makeover
Air Force leadership launched its new idea suggestion program renamed Airmen Powered by Innovation in February 2014.The Air Force Vice Chief of Staff tasked Air Force leaders to streamline and consolidate four older idea generating programs to include Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, 
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Default Air Force Logo AF defers promotion, re-enlistment ineligibility policy tied to enlisted distance learning completion
The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.
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Award Plaques sit on a table at The Energy Team shop on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2012. In 2011, the Energy Team won the Best Energy Team in the Air Force Award. The military construction projects as well as the energy initiatives also helped the base receive the 2012 Commander-In-Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) D-M continues to save energy
The D-M Energy Team has a knack for producing great ideas for the future of D-M. They also have a
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U.S. Staff Sgt. Brian Misuraca, 563rd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, performs a quality check on a back style automatic-18 parachute during a 30-day inspection on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 24, 2012. Misuraca and other aircrew flight equipment technicians ensure that BA-18s and other safety equipment are functional and ready for use by aircrew members in case of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) 30-Day Inspection ensures functionality and saves lives
It takes an entire village to raise a child, and it takes an entire squadron to get an aircraft in
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kellie Jones, 355th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, practices her push-ups during her workout at the Benko Fitness Center on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Jan. 19. The Benko Fitness Center keeps Airmen fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Released) Add a few points to your PT score
Your Air Force Physical Training test is in exactly two weeks. You've been training hard all year
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Default Air Force Logo Get fit, boot-camp style
Every Thursday morning at 6 a.m. the Benko Fitness Center holds a boot camp class for all
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Default Air Force Logo Dagger point: A survival state of mind
Staff Sgt. Andrew Whitus, 355th Medical Group noncommissioned officer in charge of medical
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Default Air Force Logo Get crafty at the arts and crafts center
The arts and crafts center on base allows Airmen, dependents and family members to use their
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Default Air Force Logo Providing for D-M’s Airmen
Spiritual health is one of the four pillars in Comprehensive Airman Fitness. One of the Air Force's
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Default Air Force Logo Airman, wife make harmonious music
Music is the soundtrack to our lives. We listen to it at work, at home, in the car and even when
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John McArthur, 355th Medical Support Squadrons Radiology Flight chief, and David Friederich, Health and Wellness Center health and fitness specialist set up the metabolic cart prior to using the device at the HAWC on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2012. The Metabolic cart measures your aerobic fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/Released) Test Your Aerobic Fitness
The Health and Wellness Center recently introduced a new piece of equipment; something that could
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Default Air Force Logo Protocol can handle that
The 355th Protocol office can be called a Jack-of-all-trades that wears many hats. From
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