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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tim Fitzpatrick, 563rd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster, embraces his wife, Laura Fitzpatrick, on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2015. Two HC-130J Combat King II’s and 25 Airmen returned from a 4-month deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released) 563rd Rescue Group Airmen homecoming

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Emor, 355th SFS MWD demonstrate how a MWD can attack an aggressor, during a National Night Out event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2015. The National Night Out event was held by the National Association of Town Watch and co- sponsored locally by Soaring Heights Communities. The night out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers/Released) Soaring Heights hosts National Night Out
Soaring Heights Communities hosted its 9th annual National Night Out event Oct. 7, 2015. The event helped educate residents about local first emergency responders.The event was intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit and security organizations."On
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Harder, 56th Force Support Squadron food service specialist, reassembles a Babington Airtronic burner during an expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2015. Harder, among other FSS Airmen, learned how to operate, repair, and maintain the burner during the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Expeditionary kitchen training at D-M
Thirty Airmen attended expeditionary kitchen training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's Desert Lightning City, Sept. 29-30.The Air Combat Command funded training was hosted by Babington Technology to educate Airmen from D-M, Luke AFB, Arizona, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, on handling equipment in a single pallet expeditionary kitchen.The Airmen learned
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Malan, 357th Fighter Squadron pilot, lands an A-10C Thunderbolt II during austere landing training on Bicycle Lake Army Airfield at the National Training Center range, Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015. The A-10 is the only fighter-type aircraft with the capability to land on unimproved surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released) 357th FS, 22nd STS team up for austere landings
Four A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron flew to the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, California to conduct austere landing training, Sept. 22, while the unit was participating in Green Flag-West 15-10.The training involved the landing of A-10s on the unimproved surface of Bicycle Lake Army Airfield's dry lake
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British Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Mark Sutherington, Royal Horse Artillery joint tactical air controller, scans through a notepad containing target information at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2015. JTACs relay information to pilots such as target location, threat type and ordnance delivery to eliminate enemy forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) British JTACs benefit from training in U.S. desert
Four joint tactical air controllers from the British Army and Royal Air Force trained at Barry M. Goldwater Range, Sept. 21-25.The frequent air traffic at the BMGR provided the JTACs with a fast track to becoming more proficient in their career field.British Armed Forces JTACs are the link between air and ground communication and are charged with
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U.S. service members sit around a campfire playing instruments, roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate at Mather Camp Ground along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 19, 2015. The service members were at the canyon as part of the 2015 Grand Canyon Breakaway Weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/Released) Connecting through faith and campfires
Military stations around the western United States, came together for the 2015 Grand Canyon Weekend Breakaway camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 18-20.More than 90 people attended the weekend breakaway, including active duty U.S. Airmen and Marines, Air National Guardsman, military spouses and couples, as well as, civilians and
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Members of the Hispanic Heritage Committee and volunteers prepare to serve food during Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a food tasting at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2015. The observance for HHM is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, while the committee will be hosting events for Desert Lightning Team members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Hispanic Heritage Month at D-M
Desert Lightning Team Airmen are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, the yearly appreciation of the heritage and cultural diversity of Hispanic Americans, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.On the authority of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, the theme for this year's Hispanic Heritage Month is "Hispanic Americans:
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U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Desert Lightning Team Airmen during the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff breakfast at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2015. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in the workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The theme this year is “You can change a life,” last year the CFC raised $193 million for charitable causes worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released) CFC kicks off at D-M
Nearly 200 people attended a Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off Breakfast at the Mirage Club, Sept. 10, which was held to inform attendees of the fundraiser and provide motivation to give while encouraging others to do the same.The theme this year, "You can change a life," equates with the fact that donations go toward various charitable causes.The
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A wreath honoring prisoners of war and those who are missing in action sits on display during a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2015. The wreath was crafted and donated by Ms. Helen Glass, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who served in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers/ Released) D-M hosts POW/MIA remembrance ceremony
A remembrance ceremony was held in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action, Sept. 18.Every year D-M alternates turns with the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System to host the ceremony. This year D-M hosted the event at the Pima Air and Space Museum.The ceremony consisted of display tables with prisoners of war
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., work together to put a soft cover over the engine of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Nellis AFB, Nev., Sept. 16, 2015.  Pilots from D-M’s 357th Fighter Squadron have been flying missions for Green Flag- West 15-10, a joint combat air support integration exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Betty R. Chevalier/Released) 355th AMXS recovers A-10s at Green Flag-West

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Default Air Force Logo Heritage Park loses its B-52D
The B-52D Stratofortress, tail number 56-659's time of proudly being displayed alongside its aerial
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Theodore Coiner, 357th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, poses with Kyle Dupuis in the 357th Fighter Squadron life support room on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 21, 2011. Kyle was made an honorary pilot for the Pilot for a Day program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore/Released) Kyle Dupuis: Pilot for a day
Most Americans will never get the opportunity to fly a plane. Even for those in the Air Force, only
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. - General participants of the Angel Thunder exercise narrow in their sights during the exercises here Oct 14. Approximately 1,400 U.S. Military, federal and state employees, and coalition forces are participating in the fifth annual Angel Thunder exercise, the largest military combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths) Angel Thunder comes to a close
After flying more than 800 hours, running about 400 scenarios, and making approximately 200 rescues
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PLAYAS, N.M. – Border Patrol’s tactical unit and pararescuemen wait for a helicopter to land so they can transport two hostages after successfully rescuing them from captivity during a hostage rescue scenario at Playas Training and Research Facility in New Mexico Oct. 20. Playas is a training facility that military branches and government agencies use to practice real world scenarios without the worry of injury. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn) Real world training in a simulated setting
Training is an important part of military life. Training can help with job proficiency, physical
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AFGHANISTAN -- Maj. Scott Adams, 0167th Pyrenees helicopter pilot, hold his EC-725 Caracal in a hover as French pararescuemen attach equipment to harness lines for loading during a deployment to Afghanistan. Major Adams, who is part of an exchange pilot program, was deployed with a French unit under French command. The goal of the exchange pilot program is to allow countries to share knowledge and tactics. (Courtesy Photo) Exchanging more than just a pilot
Exchanges are made between commercial industries in different countries each and every day. Be it
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Woooooh…whoooooh. It’s that time of year again – time for little ghosts, superheroes and other colorful characters to hit the streets during Halloween. This year, Trick-or-treating hours in Minot Air Force Base housing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. (Graphic by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz)
Have a safe and happy Halloween
It's that time of year again when specters slither from door-to-door collecting candy and spreading
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Capt. Erik DeSoucy, 563rd Operations Support Squadron flight physician, applies fake blood to the pants of Braden Vincent, University of Arizona Air Force ROTC cadet, to aid in the realism of the Vincent’s simulated injury during the Angel Thunder exercise here Oct. 11. Approximately 1,400 U.S. Military, federal and state employees, and coalition forces are participating in the fifth-annual Angel Thunder exercise, the largest military combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy D. Moore) Angel Thunder uses simulated injuries to enhance training
Behind the Operation Snowbird building on D-M here Oct. 11, University of Arizona cadets are in bad
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airmen prepare plates of Italian cuisine, provided for them by the D-M Chiefs Group, at the Loft here Oct. 2. Every Sunday the Loft hosts a dinner for Airmen living in the dorms; once a month they allow a base organization to host the dinner. This month the D-M Chiefs Group provided the Sunday meal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Saphfire D. Cook) Chiefs dish up fellowship and food at the Loft
Every Sunday the Loft hosts a dinner for Airmen living in the dorms. Once a month they allow a base
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DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Staff Sgt. Edwin Lopez, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, reads ‘Dora the Explorer’ as one child excitedly jumps for joy at the Child Development Center here Sept. 28. The children would often point out their favorite characters and repeat some Spanish words with Sergeant Lopez. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn) Airmen read to kids at the CDC
Pint-sized eyes of the children in the room are fixed upon the Airman as he sits in a chair that
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Default Air Force Logo Thorough inspections for a 'fraction of a second'
A pilot ejecting from an aircraft involves a lot more than just a chair and a parachute. They have a
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