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While specific start dates of tornado seasons vary based on region, they can happen at any time, day or night. On the other hand, Hurricane Season recently began on June 1 and will extend to Nov. 30. Air Combat Command recently updated their Hurricane Conditions (HURCON) for Airmen, civilian employees and families to follow. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Nick Wilson) ACC defines HUR-RY, TOR-RY framework
While specific start dates of tornado seasons vary based on region, they can happen at any time, day or night. On the other hand, Hurricane Season recently began on June 1 and will extend to Nov. 30. Due to catastrophic weather events that took place throughout the past 12 year, including Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence, the Air Force Severe Weather Readiness Assessment team recently developed an action plan for all at-risk installations across the United States.
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The crew of a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron prepare to evacuate an isolated person during exercise Red Flag-Rescue 19-1 near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, May 9, 2019.   Red Flag-Rescue gives joint service personnel an opportunity to build fundamental combat search and rescue skills to fight in and out of contested environments.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan) Red Flag-Rescue emphasizes high-end readiness
U.S. Air Force Joint Combat assets from around the country are scheduled to conduct Red Flag-Rescue 19-2 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2019.Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of Defense’s premier combat search and rescue exercise. As a joint-force experience, it provides realistic combat search and rescue training in contested,
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2019
ACC Command Chief visits DM ACC Command Chief visits DM
The 355th Wing leads the Air Force in high-end readiness as an operational, warfighting base with 11,000 Airmen that directly support four combatant commanders. Chief Master Sgt. David W. Wade, Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air Combat Command, was able to experience Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.’s dynamic mission set first hand during a base tour, Aug. 1-2, 2019. Chief Wade visited multiple squadrons, interacted with the Airmen and immersed himself in the daily activities these Airmen experience.
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2019
563d RQG Airmen rescue injured Mexican sailors 563d RQG Airmen rescue injured Mexican fishermen
Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s 563d Rescue Group traveled more than 1700 miles, to save two critically injured Mexican fishermen onboard the Mazatun fishing vessel, July 10, 2019. The fishermen were injured when their vessel’s crane collapsed more than 1300 miles southwest of San Diego in international waters at approximately 8 p.m., July 9. Fishing nets obstructed Mazatun’s propellers during the incident making the boat unable to transit under its own power. The two severely injured fishermen were transferred to Mazatun’s sister ship, Tamara, who began making the three day journey to the nearest land, a Mexican naval outpost on Socorro Island located more than approximately 840 miles away.
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Airmen 354th Bulldogs Deployment
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 2, 2019. The primary functions of the A-10 are close air support, airborne forward air control and combat search and rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims)
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Chief Master Sgt. Konrad Schwinn, 563d Rescue Group Superintendent, speaks at the Wing Retreat Ceremony outside of Leo K. Thorsness Hall on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2019. Schwinn spoke about the sacrifices that Senior Airman Bejamin White and Tech. Sgt. Michael Flores made when they were killed in action June 9, 2010 DM Takes New Initiative to Honor Fallen Airmen
The 563d Rescue Group held a retreat ceremony outside of Leo K. Thorsness Hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 27, 2019.This event was a standard retreat ceremony dedicated to fallen Davis-Monthan Airmen. “We are taking this ceremony and dedicating it to honor heroes of Davis-Monthan that paid the ultimate sacrifice and commemorating their
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2019
During the jump training parachute riggers packed parachutes non-stop, allowing the pararescuemen to perform back to back jumps throughout their training day. In an era of great power competition, maintaining high-end readiness is mission critical. 68th RQS five-level upgrade jump training course
A U.S. Air Force parachute rigger from the 306th Rescue Squadron prepares to pack a parachute for pararescuemen accomplishing five-level upgrade jump training at the Marana Regional Airport, Ariz., June 26, 2019. During the jump training parachute riggers packed parachutes non-stop, allowing the pararescuemen to perform back to back jumps
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An action photo of Airmen Joint Efforts Reach New Heights
The 355th Wing is made up of diverse and dynamic teams whose mindsets are focused on mission success and maintaining high-end readiness through continuous training and exercises. On June 6, 2019, the 79th Rescue Squadron provided air support to a Combat Search and Rescue training mission. Home to the 563d and 943d Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan is capable of performing CSAR missions in austere and contested locations around the world. Rescue squadrons assigned to these groups often work together to execute CSAR missions downrange.
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Students assigned to the 372d Training Squadron, Detachment 11, attend an advanced wire maintenance course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 4, 2019. The 372d TRS, Det. 11, is a unit specifically dedicated to improving maintenance Airmen skills surrounding the many lethal aircraft assigned to the 355th Wing at D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) 372d TRS, Det 11: small unit, big global impact
The 372d Training Squadron, Detachment 11, is a unit specifically dedicated to improving maintenance Airmen skills surrounding the many lethal aircraft assigned to the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
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Default Air Force Logo A1C Matthew Kyle Estate Claims Notice
A1C Matthew Kyle of the 355th Component Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ, passed away on 19 May 2019. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased's estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Lt Toby Ryals, at 520.228.3671 or via email at toby.ryals.1@us.af.mil.
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