Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

2014-07-07T00:00:00Z Airmen in your community: Unbirthday CelebrationAirman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Arizona Daily Star

The 355th Force Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., hosted a "Meet FSS Unbirthday Celebration."

This event gave Desert Lightning Team members a chance to learn about the facilities on base that belong to FSS.

"The purpose of events like the Unbirthday Party is really two-fold," said said CMSgt. Patrick Fry, 355th FSS superintendent. "We want to do something unexpected for the community...something to just help everyone relax and enjoy. Let's celebrate the 364 Unbirthdays instead of the one birthday every year. We also want to educate the community on the full range of services FSS provides."

Frances Pientack, 355th FSS marketing director and coordinator for this event helped bring the Alice in Wonderland theme of an Unbirthday Celebration come to life.

"There's no schedule, no rhyme or reason, it's just a fancy tea party," Pientack said. "This is totally free, we want the customer to come in and meet us."

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, known as “D-M” to our neighbors, is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, the premier air combat base for all Air Force A-10 C fighter aircraft training. Davis-Monthan is also home to other vital Department of Defense units including 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), 55th Electronic Combat Group, 563rd Rescue Group and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, nicknamed “The Boneyard.”

Davis-Monthan is located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz., and has been an integral part of the Tucson community since its dedication in 1927. In fiscal year 2012, Davis-Monthan circulated approximately $1.1 billion ($1.6 billion including retirees) into the local community and created 4,687 jobs in Tucson. The more than 10,800 personnel, who are assigned and employed at Davis-Monthan, live, work and educate their children in the Tucson metropolitan area. Nearly 75 percent of our 7,537 military service members live off base.

D-M Airmen are proud to serve their country, deploying to nearly every corner of the globe. At any given time 500 or more are deployed in support of worldwide operations. D-M Airmen are also proud to call Tucson home. The valuable relationship with the Tucson community and Southern Arizona supporters helps us achieve our missions.

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