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  • The writing on the "Walls"

    The "Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona" open house will feature many showcases, mostly centered on aerial displays. But one exhibit takes us from the skies to the ground and across thousands of miles to the sands of Iraq, where the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group sparked a movement that would come to be known as the 'Walls of Balad'.The 'Walls
  • USAFA Wings of Blue to perform at open house

    Scheduled to descend upon D-M in spectacular fashion, the Air Force Academy's parachute team, Wings of Blue, will perform at the 2012 D-M "Thunder and Lightning over Arizona" open house April 14 and 15.The "Wings of Blue" has been called one of the most outstanding parachute units in the country for the past two decades. Since 1967, cadets have
  • Thunderbirds to perform at D-M's open house

    On April 14 and 15, a familiar face is making a temporary appearance to the airspace above D-M. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to participate in the 2012 D-M "Thunder and Lightning over Arizona" open house.The Thunderbirds will be celebrating their 59th season of flying with D-M being the third performance.The precise, calculated maneuvers that
  • D-M Airmen race for one of their own

    Airmen from D-M recently participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K at Reid park March 25, to help raise awareness about the life-altering disease of breast cancer and to support one of their own.Senior Master Sgt. Aubry Herrera, 355th Fighter Wing staff superintendent, has Stage III breast cancer. She has been battling it for four
  • Eagles squeak by Chiefs, 15-14, in charity softball game

    The Eagles walked away victorious over the Chiefs, 15-14, in the annual charity softball game at Thunderbolt Field here March 23."The Chiefs want to congratulate the Eagles on their win," said Chief Master Sgt. Luann Gaylor, the Chiefs' right fielder. "It was a good game and we appreciate the competition." Approximately 100 Airmen and their
  • D-M wins best RV campground for 2011

    When it comes to bringing military families together in a relaxing area, nobody does it better than the Agave Gulch FamCamp at D-M.The FamCamp on D-M has won the 2011 Overall Best Military Campground for the Western USA. "FamCamp is a recreational vehicle park on base where the traveling Air Force family can stay," said Pam Lane, FamCamp manager.
  • Two D-M Airmen accepted as Olmsted Foundation Scholars

    Two members of the 55th Wing have been selected to participate in the Olmstead Scholar Program for the class of 2013.Capt. Michael Sullivan, 55th Electronic Combat Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and Capt. Scott Wallace, 338th Combat Training Squadron here, were two of only six Air Force members selected for the program."When I first heard that
  • Heritage Flight Conference trains more than pilots

    The on-looking crowd lets out audible "oohs" and "aahs" as mechanical aerial beasts perform precision maneuvers and formations hundreds of feet in front of their heads. To everyone's relief, the planes remain unscathed as they return safely back to solid ground.Scenes like this are the norm for any air show or demonstration. For the most part,
  • 355th EMS shows wingmanship under the hood

    As the shiny 1984 Chevy Caprice Classic rolled into the hangar, Tech Sgt. Adrian Mapps, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, and his family watched in total surprise. The last time they had seen the car it was marooned in their driveway, non functional, with maintenance casualties strewn on the cement beside it. But now it was rolling smoothly
  • Nostalgic and modern aircraft join forces for Heritage Flight

    Aircraft from past and present converged on D-M's flightline for the annual Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Training Conference Feb. 29 through March 4."The Heritage Flight Training Course allows civilian and military pilots to train together for the upcoming air show season," said Michelle Clougher, Air Combat Command Public Affairs. "These