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Helping a wingman

Helping a wingman

Airmen 1st Class Eddie Morgan and Kyle Selsor drag Royal Air Force Senior Aircraftsman Gareth Dight out of imminent danger after being "wounded" March 16, 2011, during a Desert Eagle exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

July 11, 2014 9:59 am
Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

Two Desert Lightning Team members celebrate winning the grand prize with the characters from Alice in Wonderland during the “Meet Force Support Squadron Unbirthday Celebration” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 26, 2014. During the event, different facilities handed out tickets to…

July 02, 2014 3:33 pm
Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Dowell 355th Force Support Squadron operations officer, chooses the best Alice costume during the “Meet Force Support Squadron Unbirthday Celebration” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 26, 2014. Desert Lightning Team members were encouraged to come to the …

July 02, 2014 3:30 pm
Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

Airmen in your community: Unbirthday Celebration

Desert Lightning Team members play a game of Royal Croquet during the “Meet Force Support Squadron Unbirthday Celebration” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 26, 2014. There were different games for the DLT members to play while learning about each FSS facility. (U.S. Air Force pho…

July 02, 2014 3:32 pm
Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

An A-10 Thunderbolt II fires its 30mm cannon in training. 

June 25, 2014 1:52 pm
Steele Children's Research Center patients tour D-M

Steele Children's Research Center patients tour D-M

Patients from the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center in Tucson, Ariz., recite the Oath of Enlistment administered by Lt. Col. Daniel Hendrix, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron commander, and Capt. Joshua Palochak, 41st ECS weapons and tactics flight commander, outside of a…

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
Steele Children's Research Center patients tour D-M

Steele Children's Research Center patients tour D-M

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Connors, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, supervises Pierson Moore and Zachary Foth, University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center patients, as they shoot cones down with a fire hose during a base tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.,…

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: Helping our wounded warriors

Airmen in your community: Helping our wounded warriors

A wounded warrior pets a service dog during an event held by Air Force Wounded Warrior program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2013. The Air Force Wounded Warrior program helps veterans and their families who struggle after receiving mental or physical injuries. (U.S. Air Fo…

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Airmen in your community: D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Keyon Mack, 357th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, wipes down a wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft during a volunteer opportunity at the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Ariz., May 10, 2014. Mack volunteered in order to interact with different Wo…

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Airmen in your community: D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Walter Scales, 390th Memorial Museum executive director, participates in an interview at the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Ariz., May 10, 2014. The 390th Memorial Museum is a standalone World War II military museum, which is located at the Pima Air and Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo …

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Airmen in your community: D-M helps maintain a Flying Fortress

Volunteers pose for a group photo after cleaning a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft at the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Ariz., May 10, 2014. More than 10 Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base volunteered to help clean and polish the B-17 Flying Fortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior A…

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
D-M Judge Advocate's teach the importance of voting

D-M Judge Advocate's teach the importance of voting

Borman Elementary School students participated in Law Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 1, 2014. During the visit, students learned the importance of law and why we vote for our senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

May 12, 2014 12:00 am
Davis-Monthan crew parachutes into Pacific to rescue Chinese sailors

Davis-Monthan crew parachutes into Pacific to rescue Chinese sailors

Air Force pararescuemen check to make sure their gear is functioning properly before parachuting into the ocean. 

May 04, 2014 2:37 pm
Airmen in your community: USAF Thunderbirds offer flight to Arizona Cardinal

Airmen in your community: USAF Thunderbirds offer flight to Arizona Cardinal

Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals cornerback, receives the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds patch from Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra, USAF Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 10, 2014. Peterson was slated for a cele…

April 15, 2014 9:20 am
Ashbrook Farm

Ashbrook Farm

Keegan Rawls leads her horse, Habanera, into the barn to remove her saddle after their ride at Ashbrook Farm in Tucson, Ariz., March 10, 2014. Keegan has been riding for the past eight years and competes in jumping shows throughout the state. She is the daughter of Col. Trey Rawls, 355th Fig…

April 02, 2014 5:43 pm
Ashbrook Farm

Ashbrook Farm

Lauren Pickett places a fly mask on the horse she rides, Scotch, after her lesson is complete at Ashbrook Farm in Tucson, Ariz., March 10, 2014. Lauren started riding when she was five years old while her father was stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., and has been riding now for more tha…

April 02, 2014 5:43 pm
Ashbrook Farm

Ashbrook Farm

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April 02, 2014 5:43 pm
Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamin Rendon, 55th Rescue Squadron Special Mission Aviator, assists players from the University of Arizona Rugby team during a mock search and rescue exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., March 8, 2014. The players divided into groups of six and navigated …

March 17, 2014 2:34 pm
Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

University of Arizona Rugby team players compete in a tug-of-war tournament at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 8, 2014. The goal of the tug-of-war tournament was to increase efficiency among the players by creating a stronger bond through teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman …

March 17, 2014 2:33 pm
Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

U.S. Air Force Captain Jordan Wiersch, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, describes controls and displays of an HH-60G to a member of the University of Arizona Rugby team during the 55th Rescue Squadron's Combat Wildcat event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 7, 2014. T…

March 17, 2014 2:30 pm
Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

Airmen in your community: D-M rescue squad mentors U of A rugby team

University of Arizona Rugby team players assemble an expeditionary shelter at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 7, 2014. The players were visiting the 55th Rescue Squadron for the 3rd annual Combat Wildcat event, which is geared to show the players how to work as a team through mili…

March 17, 2014 2:32 pm
16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable en…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable en…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
D-M Dads stand-up AFRC program

D-M Dads stand-up AFRC program

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jessie Cantu, 355th Security Forces Squadron Response Force leader, carries his daughter Arizona, 18 months, to the car from the Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2014. The D-M’s Dads Group is for all military fathers, whet…

February 14, 2014 9:08 am
D-M Dads stand-up AFRC program

D-M Dads stand-up AFRC program

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Torres, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron training monitor, and Ryan Harris, carry their sons to their vehicles from the Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2014. The D-M’s Dads Group is a way for fathers to receive infor…

February 14, 2014 9:06 am
Mothers of Preschoolers

Mothers of Preschoolers

Sarah Snyder, MOPS volunteer, reads to the children, Moppettes, during the religious education program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan 10, 2014. MOPS is a program that meets twice a month for mothers to bond and for children to receive religious education. (U.S. Air Force photo b…

January 17, 2014 3:03 pm
Mothers of Preschoolers

Mothers of Preschoolers

Mothers of Preschoolers take part in Turbo Kick during a MOPS meeting at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2014. MOPS is a way mothers can get together and support each other while building a strong bond within their community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elize…

January 17, 2014 3:02 pm
SFS becomes more resilient

SFS becomes more resilient

Senior Airman Sonya Haines, 355th Security Forces Squadron security clerk, reads a brochure the resiliency room at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Dec 19, 2013. The information in the room came from various helping agencies around base.

December 31, 2013 9:14 am
D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local school

D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local school

Students pose for a photo with Santa after opening their gifts at the San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013. Each year Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen and their families donate gifts to the Santas-in-Blue program and volunteers pass them out at the San Xavier Mission School .

December 23, 2013 4:16 pm
D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local school

D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local school

Students visit with Santa and wait while he passes out gifts at the San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013. The Santas-in-Blue program gives donated gifts to all the students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, with this year contribution providing nearly 2,100 gift…

December 23, 2013 4:15 pm
D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local school

D-M’s Santas-in-blue visit local school

Students line up to greet Santa as he arrives in a fire truck at the San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013. The Santas-in-Blue program is a way for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to strengthen its relationship with the local community. San Xavier Mission School is one of th…

December 23, 2013 4:12 pm
Santas-in-Blue

Santas-in-Blue

Students line up to greet Santa as he arrives in a fire truck at the San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013. The Santas-in-Blue program is a way for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to strengthen its relationship with the local community. San Xavier Mission School is one of th…

December 19, 2013 4:33 pm
Santas-in-Blue

Santas-in-Blue

Students visit with Santa and wait while he passes out gifts at the San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013. The Santas-in-Blue program gives donated gifts to all the students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, with this year contribution providing nearly 2,100 gift…

December 19, 2013 4:33 pm
Santas-in-Blue

Santas-in-Blue

Students pose for a photo with Santa after opening their gifts at the San Xavier Mission School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013. Each year Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airmen and their families donate gifts to the Santas-in-Blue program and volunteers pass them out at the San Xavier Mission …

December 19, 2013 4:33 pm
Airmen in your community: From artist to engine mechanic

Airmen in your community: From artist to engine mechanic

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Corcoran, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician, stands in front of a mural he airbrushed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2013. The mural took him approximately six weeks to complete and is the second of five murals to…

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: From artist to engine mechanic

Airmen in your community: From artist to engine mechanic

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Corcoran, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician, tapes guidelines on a project at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 30, 2013. Corcoran is airbrushes in his free time as a hobby. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R…

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: Airmen return home

Airmen in your community: Airmen return home

U.S. Air Force Airmen and family members of the 55th Electronic Combat Group, salute while an EC-130H Commando Solo aircraft taxis at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2013. The Airmen were welcomed home after a three month deployment by family and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo b…

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
Airmen in your community: Fighting in her own way

Airmen in your community: Fighting in her own way

Ellen Jimenez, the chairman of the Military Affairs Committee of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, displays 355th Fighter Wing jersey given to her by base leadership for her efforts in supporting the base at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 14, 2012. As a member of the MAC, Jime…

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
Freedom of Religion; Two cultures, same house

Freedom of Religion; Two cultures, same house

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Asad Abdul Muhammad, 355th Fighter Wing protocol specialist, and his family sit down and read a book about religion at their home at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2013. Abdul and his wife Ashley believe in allowing their children to pick their own religion.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Air Force Staff Sgt Timothy Bowles, 24, was killed in action in Afghanistan on March 15, 2009, when a homemade bomb hit his vehicle as his convoy was checking on a school. Bowles, who grew up on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, had volunteered for the mission when a comrade fell ill.

September 29, 2012 7:44 pmLoading…
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Utilizing just three crew members, the C-17 is a flexible workhorse. It can deliver more than 100 troops and up to 170,900 pounds of cargo into a battle area and land on even short, narrow runways. It's capable of carrying almost all of the Army's air-transportable equipment anywhere in the …

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

First delivered to D-M in Oct. 1975, the A-10 is a common sight above Tucson. It's easy to identify – just look for the twin turbofans on the rear fuselage. Nicknamed 'Warthog' for its appearance, the A-10 has been used heavily in Iraq and Afghanistan. Flying at low speed and altitude, it ca…

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

The B-1 bomber can carry the largest weapons payload in the Air Force – up to 75,000 pounds – and travel long range to deliver it. A key component to the Lancer's efficiency is its wing configuration. The forward wing setting is used for takeoff, landing and refueling. When pointed to the re…

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

With a primary mission to transport U.S. Marines, equipment and supplies from ships and land bases for combat, the MV-22B Osprey can operate as a helicopter or a turboprop aircraft. This medium-lift, assault-support aircraft offers twice the speed, six times the range and three times the pay…

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

The HC-130P/N is the only dedicated fixed-wing combat search-and-rescue platform in the Air Force inventory. This extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules is utilized in personnel-recovery missions in all weather, humanitarian operations and spaceflight support for NASA. Air-to-air refue…

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

The Pave Hawk's primary mission is to head into hostile environments to recover people. This makes the twin-engine helicopter well-suited not only for combat, but also civil search and rescue. Twenty Pave Hawks were deployed to the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Flying 24 …

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

This popular training aircraft has served with air forces of more than 20 nations over several decades. It made its first flight in 1948 and was used to train pilots qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft in the 1950s and 1960s. Production continued until 1959, and 5,691 T-33s were built…

April 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Davis-Monthan AFB Open House

Its low observability, or stealth characteristics including composite materials, special coatings and flying-wing design make the B-2 an almost undetectable bomber capable of delivering massive firepower in a short time anywhere in the world. This two-person-crew bomber can travel up to 6,00…

April 10, 2012 1:45 am
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

April 09, 2012 12:14 pm
F-16C Fighting Falcon

F-16C Fighting Falcon

The Thunderbirds fly six F-16s that are only slightly modified for their performances - each can be prepared for combat in less than 72 hours. The F-16's long-range combat radius and ability to change position is unrivaled. This highly maneuverable aircraft can withstand up to nine times the…

April 09, 2012 11:58 am

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