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A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 66th Rescue Squadron cloaks under the cover of darkness while exercising the Dynamic Wing concept

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 66th Rescue Squadron cloaks under the cover of darkness while exercising the Dynamic Wing concept during Bushwacker 19-08 at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Nov. 3, 2019. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night combat search and rescue operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

a photo of Kids playing in the snow during a base holiday event.

Children play in the snow during Winterfest at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Dec. 7, 2019. The 355th Force Support Squadron provided 100 tons of snow for the event. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Christina Rios)

a photo of Airmen working on a Gatling gun

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashton Dozier, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament supervisor, prepares to put two parts of the 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun together at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Dec. 3, 2019. The 355th EMS armament back shop breaks down, inspects, repairs and rebuilds the Gatling gun, the primary weapon system on the A-10 Thunderbolt II, in 72 hours to keep the A-10 flying and ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A night vision photo of a military rescue helicopter receiving fuel from a carrier aircraft.

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron, receives fuel from an HC-130J Combat King II, assigned to the 79th RQS, during an air-to-air refueling training mission over southern Europe, Nov. 13, 2019. With HAAR capabilities, HH-60s have the ability to fly long distances without landing, extending the combat radius for pilots on complex missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base underwent a large-scale exercise to prepare to deploy to any austere and contested location around the world. Using the multi-functional Airmen to establish, sustain and defend the base with organic command and control.

A U.S. Airman from the 55th Helicoopter Maintenanc Unit performs pre-flight checks on an HH-60G Pavehawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 8, 2019. During the exercise Davis-Monthan Aiman proved they could wield combat power and deploy to any austere and contested location around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation together over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2019.

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II and an F-86 Sabre fly in formation together over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2019. These aircraft will perform in this year's Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March 23-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

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A photo of Airmen from the 355th Wing participating in exercise Bushwhacker 19-08.

Three Airmen assigned to the 355th Wing don their mission oriented protective posture gear during Exercise Bushwhacker 19-08 at the hub in Libby Army Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 4, 2019. During the Dynamic Wing exercise, the Airmen donned their MOPP gear and responded to an attack warning while protecting the base personnel and assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conduct exercise scenarios during Razor’s Edge, a two-week long pre-deployment exercise, at Parker, Ariz., April 12, 2019. Practicing real-world scenarios helps pararescuemen execute their core function of personnel recovery in austere environments downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence greets the Desert Lightning Team during a quick visit with the DLT prior to his immersion with Customs and Border Protection at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 11, 2019.
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves to a crowd during a visit prior to his immersion with Customs and Border Protection at to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 11, 2019. Davis-Monthan is an operational, warfighting base with 11,000 Airmen that directly support four combatant commanders around the globe every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)

a photo of Senator Martha McSally and Walter Ram, a purple heart recepient
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Walter Ram, a World War II veteran, was presented the Purple Heart Medal by U.S. Senator Martha McSally during a World War II Purple Heart Presentation Ceremony held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Aug. 20, 2019. The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to service members who have been wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate)

563d RQG Airmen rescue injured Mexican sailors
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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
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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.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

a photo of an airman parachuting with a barrel of socks
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A parachute training instructor assigned to the 68th Rescue Squadron parachute jumps with a 500-pound barrel filled with socks at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 1, 2019. More than 1,300 pair of socks were donated to the Youth On Their Own program to be distributed to youth without homes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

Airmen works on HC-130J
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Snapp, 655th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronical and environmental specialist, works on an HC-130J Combat King II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 18, 2019. The HC-130J is an extended-range version of the C-130J Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

Airmen assigned to the 79th Rescue and 655th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons are welcomed home by family and friends at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 13, 2019. The Airmen were deployed supporting our mission abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)
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Airmen assigned to the 79th Rescue and 655th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons are welcomed home by family and friends at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 13, 2019. The Airmen were deployed supporting our mission abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

Maintainer works on HC-130J
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alex Wilson, 655th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, inspects a propeller from an HC-130J Combat King II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 18, 2019. Aerospace propulsion specialists work on aircraft with propellers, jet engines and engine ground support equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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Lyka, 355th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, goes through a timed detection scenario during a weekly MWD competition held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 9, 2019. During the competition, teams are faced with a variety of scenarios designed to test their abilities and use their skills to accomplish a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Drowley, 355th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shanece Johnson, 355th Wing command chief, unveil the wing's new logo during a re-designation ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Jan. 2, 2019. Previously home to the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB expanded its mission set by realigning with the 563rd Rescue Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers)

A photo of airmen cheering in the audience during an airing of ESPN's "First Take".
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ESPN’s “First Take” crew, including Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, wait during a commercial break during a showing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 8, 2019. Wright was featured on the show as a special guest, representing Airmen from across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly over Southern Arizona
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Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation over southern Arizona, April 29, 2019. The A-10 is built around the GAU-8 Avenger 30MM Gatling gun and is capable of carrying an additional 16,000 pounds of munitions under the wings and belly of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier)

Photo of an Airman performing maintenance on a carrier aircraft's cockpit window
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An Airman assigned to the 655th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs maintenance on an HC-130J Combat King II at Davis-Monthan Air force Base, Arizona, Dec. 20, 2019. The 655th AMXS maintains, inspects and repairs HC-130Js for the 563rd Rescue Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

An airman aim a toy bow and arrow
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Senior Airman Cheyenne Powers, 355th Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, aims a toy bow and arrow at an inflatable target during the year end Boss and Buddy celebration on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, Dec. 18, 2019. Boss and Buddy is an event held weekly at 3 p.m. at the community center on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric E. Flores)

Athlete does a back flip
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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Michelle Spires, World Class Athlete Program competitor, conducts a back flip during training with Gwen Mikinski, personal coach and former world-class high jumper, at the University of Arizona Roy P. Drachman Track and Field Stadium, Tucson, Arizona, Dec. 12, 2019. The U.S. Air Force WCAP is open to both officer and enlisted personnel and is managed by the Air Force Services Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Rios)

a photo of a Naval unit and helicopter sitting on a dirt training area
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A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk picks up simulated isolated personnel in Southern Arizona as part of Red Flag-Rescue 19-2 on Aug. 21, 2019. The MH-60S Seahawk pilots were able to experience live fire exercises, as well as executing refueling drills and simulated combat search and rescue drops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

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