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. D-M awarded ACC-level CINC award 2018
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Air Combat Command announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as the 2018 ACC Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence award recipient. Established in 1985 by former President Ronald Reagan, the CINC Installation Excellence award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who maintain and operate U.S. military installations.
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2017
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off during the annual Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2017. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure D-M is ready to provide airattack power in support of combatant commanders anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) D-M Airmen participate in exercise Cactus Flag
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen participated in the annual Cactus Flag exercise, which began operations Dec. 4. Each year, Cactus Flag is tailored to what the 355th Fighter Wing commander believes would be most beneficial to D-M Airmen. This year, the week-long exercise focused on base-wide deployment readiness.
0 12/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo Carbon Monoxide
As temperatures continue to drop in southern Arizona, many residents will turn on their furnaces for the first time after many months of hot and dry weather. With that, there is an increased risk of carbon monoxide production in your home.
0 12/06
2017
. Chaplains host coping with grief workshop
The pain of loss can be overwhelming. There is no right or wrong way to mourn. Even though coping with grief can be hard to understand, it is essential to begin the healing process. The chaplain corps here started the Coping with Grief workshop for Airmen who may be going through difficult times.
0 12/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo D-M issues claims notice for Technical Sergeant Nicolas P. Cozee
It is with deepest regret we announce that TSgt Nicolas P. Cozee of the 355th Maintenance Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ, passed away on 14 October 2017. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased's estate may contact the Summary Court Officer, Lt Susan Hurtado, at (520) 228-5492, or by email at
0 12/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael McCarthy, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares to take off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. The A-10 has provided close air support in worldwide operations for the past three decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) D-M named major economic driving force in Arizona
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is the third-largest employer in Tucson and one of six military installations responsible for blossoming the local economy, according to a report published by the Arizona Governor’s Office Nov. 15.
0 11/17
2017
Senior Airman Amanda Gonzales, 924th Fighter Group crew chief, checks her technical orders before beginning maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II in a hangar on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. AF, Apple building maintenance efficiency
Most people hear the words Apple and think either a fruit or an electronic device, but for the 924th Fighter Group it means efficiency. The “Termites” were chosen by the Air Force Reserve Command to be the test unit to work directly with Apple in the development of an Integrated Maintenance Database System application. This application will increase productivity for the Airmen who work on the flightline.
0 11/14
2017
(Courtesy photo) The 355th Fighter Wing: 75 years of history
The legacy and heritage of the 355th Fighter Wing began Nov. 12, 1942, when it was activated as the 355th Fighter Group in Orlando Army Air Base, Florida. The 355th FG became fully operational on Sept. 9, 1943 at Steeple Morden, England. By war's end the 355th FG had destroyed 865 enemy aircraft and logged more than 17,000 sorties in P-47Thunderbolt and P-51Mustang aircraft. The unit was inactivated Nov. 20, 1946.
0 11/08
2017
U.S. Air Force and coalition forces cover themselves as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off at Florence, Ariz., during Angel Thunder 17, May 9, 2017. Angel Thunder is a two-week, Air Combat Command-sponsored, joint certified and accredited personnel recovery exercise focused on search and rescue. The exercise is designed to provide training for personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook) Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution
Exercise ANGEL THUNDER, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4. The 2-week-long exercise will join personnel from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines as well as personnel from Canada, France, Italy, and Poland to conduct training to prepare to support survivors, referred to as isolated personnel, in a deployed environment.
0 11/06
2017
. ALS names schoolhouse after devoted chief
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's Airman Leadership School held a naming ceremony as a tribute to Chief Master Sgt. Carl E. Beck, here Nov. 3. Beck spent countless hours mentoring Airmen and impacted lives across a spectrum which few will match.
0 11/03
2017
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Mr. John Harris, 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group aircraft electrician, takes a photo with a great horned owl chick he helped rescue at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The great horned owl family may be seen daily performing touch and go flight exercises together from the wings of a C-130. (Courtesy Photo) Maintainers that give a "hoot!"
The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, more commonly referred to as "The Boneyard",
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2014
U.S. Air Force Capt. Kelly Nettleblad, Capt. Rachel Winiecki and 1st Lt. Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 pilots and 1st Lt. Katherine Conrad 107th FS Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, A-10 pilot, walk across the flight line to their aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 5, 2014. They flew in a four ship together for Nettleblad’s final flight with the 354th Bulldogs. (U.S. Air Force photo be Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau/Released) A fini flight for the history books
Capt Kelly Nettleblad, Capt Rachael Winiecki, and 1st Lt Jessica Wyble, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10
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2014
Tyler Wright, Cienega High School Bobcats defensive tackle, signs a letter of intent to play football at Briar Cliff University, located in Sioux City, Iowa. Tyler, son of Maj. Shannen M. Wright, 355th Medical Operations Squadron, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and was treated by the 355th Medical Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.(Courtesy Photo) DLT dependent "Battles On" to BCU football after season ending injury
After a knee injury sidelined a Desert Lighting Team dependent half way through his high school
0 4/24
2014
Jack Vuturo, third-grader, receives a “Be Kind” program coin necklace from Milee Kamell, a fourth-grader, at Soleng Tom Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., April 10, 2014. “Be Kind” coin necklaces are given to students who perform an act of kindness throughout the week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released) Being blessed by benevolence
Jeannette Mare, founder and executive director of Ben's Bells Project, flew in a Hometown Hero
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2014
United States Military Endurance Sports organization members enjoy a bike ride in Tucson, Ariz. The USMES is a non-profit organization setup for supporting recreational and competitive endurance athletic activities for current and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces. (Courtesy photo) USMES provides a starting line for beginning athletes
Every work area has at least one. One person who brings their lunch to work neatly packed into
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2014
(Air Force illustration) D-M first sergeants stand for Airmen
Things are not always as they appear, especially when it comes to D-M's "diamond wearers". In the
0 4/11
2014
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Eric Anderson, 354th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, poses in front of a tank, his unit's landmark at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 2, 2014. Anderson arrived at D-M in 2011 as part of an exchange program, giving him the opportunity to work under an Air Force command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier/released) Into the wild blue yonder
The Military Personnel Exchange Program allowed a Sailor to switch places with an Airman, giving the
0 4/07
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 1, 2014. Lemay was awarded the Air Education Training Command Commander's Award for her professionalism and academic excellence during the Military Working Dog Handler course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) D-M Airman is top dog
Staff Sgt. Lori Lemay, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, has accomplished
0 4/02
2014
An A-10 Thunderbolt departs for a training mission at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 27, 2014.  The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., in October 1975. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin/Released) A-10 Thunderbolt training mission photos
The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a
0 3/28
2014
The month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together and learning to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. This year's theme at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is "Make meaningful  connections…One  ribbon at a time." (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) April: National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month
It's been 40 years since former President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and
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2014
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To support the Air Force's global mission, you must commit to maintaining your personnel readiness.
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2013
Members of the Desert Lightening Team cheer on a fellow Airman during the Wingman Warrior Day 5K at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths/released) Resiliency combats challenges
The challenges faced by Airmen are many. Beyond the immediate physical threats generated by
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Furlough, finance, resiliency
So, here we are in early March realizing what we all had hoped to avoid has happened, sequestration
0 3/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo Sitting down with World War II veterans
Throughout my career, I have volunteered several times. Most have been your standard bullet-worthy
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2013
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Camilla Griffin and Senior Airman Michael Washburn, both 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalists, discuss sexual assault prevention on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Becoming a support system
When I decided to attend Victims Advocate training I didn't know what to expect. I wanted to help
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2013
Photo illustration for African American History month History is not for me
Whenever I fill out a form that asks me about my race, I take pride in marking the box labeled
0 2/13
2013
Nowadays, it is not uncommon to see people messaging on their cell phones while in social settings. This can often lead to a person becoming disconnected with those around him. So, put down the phone and pick up a conversation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released) Put down the phone, pick up a conversation
Albert Einstein said, "I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will
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2013
U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a 5k run during a physical training session on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 5,2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin/Released) PT excellence, on and off duty
One way units around the Air Force attempt to keep their Airmen in fighting shape is mandatory group
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, hugs her son, Easton, on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2013. As a single parent in the military, Dowdle faces unique challenges when it comes to taking care of her son. (U.S. Air Force
photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore/Released)
Fit to fight, proud to parent
Monday through Friday, I get out of bed, put on my United States Air Force uniform with pride, and
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Equipment accountability… this affects you!
There are many reasons why you may need to have equipment issued to you during your time in the Air
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2013
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