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  • D-M Mustangs end season with a bang

    The clang of a metal bat making contact with a baseball is the noise you hear. The anxious body movements of a coach signaling the player's next move is what you see. Who are they you ask? The Davis-Monthan Mustangs is their name. Baseball is the game. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Mustangs played in the Air Force Bash tournament at Kino
  • Reservists honored for rescue effort

    More than forty members of the 943rd Rescue Group here were honored for their service during rescue efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by military leaders and public officials during a ceremony Sept. 10. Members of the 305th and 306th Rescue Squadrons, 943rd Maintenance Squadron and other support units were honored. Tucson Mayor Robert
  • Mass casualty exercise a success thanks to community partners

    The 355th Wing and civil authorities came together to successfully conduct an emergency management exercise early Wednesday, displaying a cohesive and "very effective" working relationship, according to exercise planner Maj. Brendan O'Brien. "The exercise, which tested the ability of base and local emergency responders, reinforced a strong working
  • D-M Command transferred to Laughbaum

    Col. Kent Laughbaum assumed command of the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan during a change-of-command ceremony Aug.18. Colonel Laughbaum was welcomed by Lt. Gen. Norman R. Seip, 12th Air Force commander, Col. Michael Spencer, previous 355th Wing commander, and members of the Desert Lightning and local community during the official ceremony. Colonel
  • Mayor, 355th Wing Commander Discuss Base-City Relationship

    Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup met with 355th Wing Commander Col. Kent Laughbaum on Sept. 8 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Mayor Walkup and Colonel Laughbaum discussed the current relationship between Davis-Monthan and the city as well as the future enhancement of that relationship. Additionally, they talked about the upcoming anniversary of the Sept.
  • Desert Lightning Teams host 162nd Fighter Wing

    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will host the deployment of 38 F-16s from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20. The F-16s are deploying to Davis-Monthan while the main runway at Tucson International Airport is closed for resurfacing. The Desert Lightning Team is happy to share their facilities and airspace with
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  • Compass Call welcomes first Block 35 aircraft

    The 55th Electronic Combat Group welcomed its first Block 35 EC-130H aircraft to Davis-Monthan July 27 -- another step in securing the Air Force's superiority in electronic warfare and premier advanced avionics. The current EC-130H fleet is composed of the Block 20 and Block 30 baseline configuration and is in the process of integrating the new
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  • ACC praises Inkeeper Award winners

    The 2006 Air Combat Command Innkeeper Award winners are the Inn at Davis-Monthan, D-M AFB, Ariz., for the large base category, and the Whiteman Inn at Whiteman AFB, Mo., in the small base category. They have been selected as the best lodging operations in ACC and will represent ACC in the 2006 Air Force Innkeeper Award competition. The award