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A photo of a group of Youth Impact Program members posing for a photo.

Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Youth Impact Program pose for a photo at a University of Arizona football game in Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021. The University of Arizona hosted military members from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber).

A photo of the hometown hero with his wife posing for the camera.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Foster and his wife pose for a photo after being recognized at the University of Arizona game at Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021. Foster was recognized for his efforts in Southwest Asia helping with various operations and being involved in a humanitarian mission in Haiti after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller).

A photo of a military member talking to University of Arizona personnel.

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Dana Council, the 355th Wing’s Command Chief, speaks with university of Arizona personnel in Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021. The University of Arizona hosted military members from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber).

A photo of a military member watching fireworks.

U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Turnham, 355th Wing Commander, watches fireworks at a University of Arizona football game in Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021. The University of Arizona hosted military members from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller).

A photo of the DM 50 along with other military volunteers setting up a tailgate.

Volunteers from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and members of the DM 50 set up a tailgate party at a University of Arizona football game at Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021. The DM 50 is a civic leader organization that supports Davis-Monthan’s Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller).

A picture of honor guard presenting the colors at a University of Arizona football game.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Honor Guard presents the colors at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021. The significance of the 9/11 attacks is not lost after 20 years and the University of Arizona remembers those who were lost on that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber).

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Senior Airman Jacob Foster was recognized for his exemplary efforts to execute crucial and humanitarian missions by the University of Arizona at their football game in Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 11, 2021.

Foster recently returned from a deployment in Southwest Asia, where he supported multiple operations such as Inherent Resolve, Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support. Along with supporting these operations, Foster was involved in providing vital disaster relief following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti.

“It was an honor and a privilege to be selected out of the over 11,000 Airmen we currently have at Davis-Monthan,” said Foster, 612th Air Operations Center senior duty technician.

The annual DM 50 and University of Arizona football game and tailgate provided the opportunity for Foster and other military members to connect with the Tucson community.

“The DM 50 members get to learn about what our Airmen do and how they support Davis-Monthan and the 355th Wing’s mission” said Heike Smith, 355th Wing Protocol Office chief. “Also, our Airmen get to see how much the Tucson community supports Davis-Monthan.”

DM 50 is a civic leader organization that supports our Airmen. They host this event along with the University of Arizona, so our Airmen can enjoy some of what Tucson has to offer.

At the game, Foster was recognized during the second quarter along with 355th Wing leadership and Davis-Monthan’s Youth Impact members.

Foster is an example of how Davis-Monthan is preparing its Airmen for the high-end fight, and the 15-year event partnership Davis-Monthan has kept with the University of Arizona and DM 50 civic leader organization.