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48th RQS PJs primed for deployment upon completing extensive training cycle 48th RQS PJs primed for deployment after extensive training cycle
For the past few months, pararescuemen from the 48th Rescue Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., have been gearing up for a deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. They began with a five day tactical medical course in the pine-wooded environment of Perry, Florida, and then moved on to the culmination of their training at Razor’s Edge, a 2-week-long isolated personnel recovery exercise.
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. Continuing the legacy: father, son stationed together
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., -- Since the U.S. Air Force’s establishment in 1947, sons and daughters have followed in their parents’ footsteps to serve their country. Rarely, though, do they get the opportunity to serve alongside each other. Following in his father’s footsteps, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Formantes, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, was fortunate to receive his first assignment down the street from his father, Master Sgt. Robert Formantes, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system section chief.
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson presents the American flag to the next of kin during the full honors funeral ceremony for retired Col. Leo Thorsness at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Feb. 14, 2018. Thorsness received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Medal of Honor recipient, former POW laid to rest
As a Medal of Honor recipient and former Prisoner of War, retired Col. Leo Thorsness’s life mantra after returning home from the Vietnam War was “Faith, Family, Friends and Fun.” With the support of Air Force senior leaders, his wife, Gaylee, and daughter, Dawn, kept those words close as they said their final goodbye to Thorsness during his interment at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 14, 2018.
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D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (4 of 4)
A U.S. Airman walks in the wake of two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure Davis-Monthan AFB is ready to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
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. Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise
It’s day six of a basewide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system. They walk cautiously across a large, concrete platform to the assembly conveyer pad. To the left of the pad, a team of Airmen are already building up laser-guided aerial bombs. To the right, they’re breaking down 500-pound joint direct attack munitions. These Airmen are literally surrounded by tons of explosives, and building more of them while donned head-to-toe in comfortless protective gear.
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A U.S. Airman checks equipment inventory during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (3 of 4)
A U.S. Airman checks equipment inventory during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise (2 of 4)
A U.S. Airman issues equipment and supplies during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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. 355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners
The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9. The DMTVC was established to identify areas of mutual concern between Davis-Monthan AFB and Tucson and Pima County leaders.
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Officials from the U.S. Southern Command pose for a group photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2018. Meteorology and oceanography specialists from various sections of the Department of Defense gathered for a 2-day-long USSOUTHCOM-sponsored conference that allowed them to discuss lessons learned from 2017 and ways to better communicate with one another in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) USSOUTHCOM officials conduct annual METOC conference
Officials from the U.S. Southern Command held their annual SOUTHCOM Meteorological and Oceanographic conference here, Feb. 6. The 2-day-long gathering brought meteorology and oceanography specialists together from various sections of the Department of Defense to discuss operations, lessons learned from 2017, and ways to move forward in the future.
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A forklift places cargo onto a weigh station during a large-scale cargo movement exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) 355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement exercise
Cargo movement specialists from the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron as well as augmentees from various squadrons here, participated in a massive cargo movement exercise Feb. 9.
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Members from Barbea Williams Performing Company perform a dance during an African American/Black History Month luncheon at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015. They performed excerpts from their main performance “Courage-Steppin’ Outta Fear,” a Black History Month celebration of dance, drama, spoken word and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) Celebration and education; Equal Opportunity
In 1948, Ester Blake became the first enlisted female in the U.S. Air Force, pictures were still
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Default Air Force Logo Two sides to one coin; the heat and the storm
The sky starts to darken as clouds roll in overhead. Sweltering heat drops to a seemingly bearable
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Surviving the Heat
Asphalt hot enough to fry an egg, winds that feel like a million blow-dryers, and sun baking your
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Default Air Force Logo Giving life through the Living Donor Program
As Airmen, it is our responsibility to help each other, as well as our civilian counterparts from
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2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Vadim Poleanschi, a 386th Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Squadron logistic specialist, disassembles an individual protective armor at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on June 3, 2015. Poleanschi joined the AF for the opportunity of career and personal progression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released) Living the American Dream
On Christmas day in 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. People
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A Czech Republic air force joint terminal attack controller secures a marker on a vehicle during a theater security package deployment at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, April 14, 2015. To reduce the risk of friendly fire, the marker indicates the vehicle is part of the friendly operating forces. The 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron forward deployed from 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., in the first of several deployments of rotational forces to the European region.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released) U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations
Four U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft forward deployed to Namest Air Base, Czech
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Deondre Sanders, 355th Fighter Wing administrative specialist, and Tech. Sgt. William Howell, 98th Flying Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, descend to the airfield at Desert Skydiving Center in Buckeye, Ariz., April 2, 2015. Sanders was one of 25 Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to be selected for a tandem skydiving event hosted by members of the 98th FTS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) D-M Airmen freefall into the blue
You're standing in an open door of an aircraft soaring 12,000 feet above the ground. You have put
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operational Support Squadron weather forecaster, instructs Airman 1st Class Blake Noll, 355th OSS weather forecaster, how to read current radar images at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 19, 2015. Both Airmen recently witnessed a car accident in the city of Tucson, Ariz., where Boone administered self-aid buddy care to a victim involved.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) D-M Airman helps Tucsonan
One weather forecaster's self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Roe, 55th Electronic Combat Group Chinese linguist, and Hsin-Fen Chang, International School of Tucson Chinese teacher, recite a Chinese poem with students at the International School of Tucson in Tucson, Ariz., March 11, 2015. Roe has been volunteering to assist the students with the study of the Chinese language since January. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Chinese language connects linguist, local school children
Linguists from the 55th Electronic Combat Group have found a unique way to stay proficient in their
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A great-horned owl sits on a perch at the Tucson Wild Life Center in Tucson, Ariz., 12 Feb, 2015. The owl is a non-releasable animal ambassador for the TWC. It is used to help educate the public on how to co-exist with wildlife. D-M takes care of its wildlife
Spring brings with it a surge of young, wild animals that are in the process of acclimating to a new
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Default Air Force Logo EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO THE PHILIPPINES
Military members often wonder why they have to fulfill additional requirements in order to take
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Default Air Force Logo Emergency Air Force aid - blessing in disguise
During the month of February, plans to have a little fun on a warm Sunday afternoon came to a
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility
As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have
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Default Air Force Logo Defining moments
The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary...a feature or trait
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U.S. Air Force Airman Reanna Byers, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, gives a low-five to a child at the Finley Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2015. Personnel from the 355th DS visited the CDC to stress the importance of practicing good dental hygiene at an early age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) 355th Dental Squadron encourages kids to "Defeat Monster Mouth" with good habits
February is National Children's Dental Health month, and every year, thousands of dedicated dental
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Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally speaks during an Air Force Reserve Command's Junior Officer Leadership Development course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2015.  The JOLD course is for lieutenants and captains and focuses on leadership, career development and force management.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) Representative Martha McSally Speaks to Total Force Junior Officer Leadership Development Seminar
The 355th Fighter Wing, in conjunction with the Airmen of the 610th Command and Control Squadron,
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland New Commander addresses Airmen of 12th Air Force
To all of the 12th Air Force Community,Happy Holidays! My wife Kristan, my three children, and I are
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson and her first child, Kiana, 1, pose for a photo at her first duty station, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Richardson went through the Air Force Assistance Fund for help purchasing a car when she found out she was pregnant and had bad credit. (Courtesy Photo) Down and out at Dyess
It was scary, leaving home and joining an organization such as the United States Air Force. The
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Sparky the Fire Dog, National Fire Protection Association spokesdog, and members from the 355th Fire Emergency Services flight teach children from the Child Development Center how to stop, drop and roll at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2014. The 355th FES will be conducting several events this week in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, to include fire truck and equipment static displays, as well as fire station tours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) Fire Prevention Week 2014
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A
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Judge Advocate General's Corps The JAG Corps announces law school programs: FLEP, ELP
Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted
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