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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress is towed from a maintenance area at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Feb. 11, 2015, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The aircraft, tail number 61-1007 and known as the "Ghost Rider,” is being regenerated for active service after sitting in storage since 2008 when it was decommissioned and sent the Boneyard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Greg Steele/Released) Resurrection of the Ghost Rider
After almost seven years of slumber, a sleeping giant awakened in the Arizona desert. It prepared to take flight Friday the 13th from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, on a historic journey to resume the mission for which it was created; provide strategic long-range bomber support anywhere in the world, at any time.Emerging from the crowd that gathered
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Caleb Hiner, 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, inspects the tail motor on an HH-60 Pave Hawk during a preflight inspection at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on Jan. 26, 2015. During the preflight checks, the aviators look for serviceability and to ensure the aircraft is ready to fly when they are called for a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) CSAR: A Legacy Continues
Time is of the essence when it comes to someone sustaining life-threatening injuries in a deployed location.  With the capabilities provided by a combat search and rescue team, time is on their side knowing they are there when we need them the most.This is exactly what the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron is providing here as part of the
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High pressure sodium lighting fixtures lie arranged on the ground at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. T5HO fluorescent lights replaced 675 high pressure sodium lighting fixtures as a result of energy efficiency lighting upgrades. D-M's energy efficiency programs were able to save the installation a total of $235K during fiscal year 2013, successfully exceeding the federal energy goals. (Courtesy photo) 'Making energy efficiency a consideration in all we do'
D-M was recognized for being an energy efficiency installation by Tucson Electric Power during the Bright Energy Efficiency award presentation at TEP's headquarters building, Feb. 11, 2015.The BrightEE award is given to customers who have reduced their energy use and lowered their monthly electric bills by adopting significant energy efficiency
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron performs a low pass during training at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Dec. 4, 2014.  Pilots 354th FS pilots traveled to the missile range to conduct instructor pilot training for austere landing on unimproved surfaces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) First Air Force theater security package deploys to Europe
The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week.The aircraft and Airmen, from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and are set to be in place and
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U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from Detachment 020 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2015. Meger mentored the cadets about what he believes it takes to become an officer and a leader while sharing some of his personal experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) 355th FW commander mentors future leaders
Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from Detachment 020 at the University of Arizona were given some words of wisdom when Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander came for a visit.Meger spoke to the cadets about what he believes it takes to become an officer and a leader while sharing some of his personal experiences."The first
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Crew chiefs assigned to the 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., perform pre-flight inspections on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Green Flag-West 15-03 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26, 2015. Pre-flight inspections are done before each flight to help ensure pilot safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) A-10s provide close air support for Green Flag exercise
Members of the 357th Fighter Squadron were given a unique opportunity to participate in Green Flag-West 15-03 during these past two weeks.Green Flag-West 15-03 is a joint close-air support exercise with the U.S. Army taking place at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif."This is a really unique opportunity for us because we are a
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An Arizona Army National Guard UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, approaches simulated downed pilots after spotting smoke from simulated downed pilots during joint training at a southern Arizona military training range, Jan. 20, 2015.  The joint training consisted of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and the UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducting close air support and combat search and rescue exercises.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) Air Force, Army conduct joint service training
U.S. Air Force and Arizona Army National Guard units conducted joint training at a southern Arizona military training range Jan. 20.A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, based out of D-M, and a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, C Company, 5-159th Air Ambulance, based out of Phoenix, conducted close air support and
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The Air Force has designated Jan. 26 to 30, as Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week to recognize and highlight the achievements of the men and women who comprise the BSC.  This year is noteworthy as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Biomedical Sciences Corps. (courtesy graphic) Biomedical Sciences Corps 50th Anniversary
The Air Force recognizes the achievements of the men and women who comprise the Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) by designating January 26-30, 2015, as BSC Appreciation Week. This year is noteworthy as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the Biomedical Sciences Corps.The BSC's roots date back to 1917, when the Sanitary Corps was established to combat
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance office began taking free tax preparation appointments for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2015. The VITA office is comprised of 35 volunteers including 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments a time. The VITA services are free for these Service Members and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released) Free Tax services opens on D-M
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center opened its doors today for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel.There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time."The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers," according to Skip Barkley, VITA
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David Bellamy, 355th Operations Support Squadron chief of plans, exercises and readiness, serves as guest speaker during the Martin Luther King Commemoration Tribute at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2015.  After Bellamy?s speech, attendees watched a documentary based on the remembrance of the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) MLK CommemorationTribute

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