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Team Davis-Monthan trains hard, flying, maintaining and supporting the number one Flying Hour Program within Air Combat Command. We do so to be ready to provide combat forces, including A/OA-10 Close Air Support aircraft for delivering decisive firepower in support of ground troops and to aid Combat Search and Rescue forces, EC-130H Compass Call aircraft for shaping the battlespace environment with highly-specialized electronic and information warfare capabilities, HH-60 Pavehawk and HC-130 aircraft for the critical CSAR mission, and expeditionary combat support forces to operate, maintain and otherwise support military operations, anywhere and everywhere in the world.

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base News

U of A welcomes home D-M heroes

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November 26, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine


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Green thumbs for everyone

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November 26, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The Desert Lightning Team 1st Six raised funds for a greenhouse to be built at the School Age Program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

"The DLT 1st Six is an organization on base that supports community outreach in the D-M area by providing assistance that would benefit the base, the Department of Defense members and their families," said Tech Sgt. Brandon Paradise, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 11, A-10 weapons instructor.

The School Age Program is the on-base option for before or after-school care for dependent children. The facility houses several theme-based rooms to include a homework/study room, a drama room, and a science room.
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More than just a tour

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November 20, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Students from schools around the Tucson community were given a tour of D-M Nov. 14, 2013.

The visit was sponsored by the Southeast Regional Cooperative of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind. Ten students with hearing impairments, accompanied by teachers and parents, were treated to an A-10 display and guided on a tour of the air traffic control tower to include the simulator.

The trip was set up by 1st Lt. Rolland Holland, 355th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Operations manager.
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Mentorship impacts young service members

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November 15, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

You've just enlisted in the military, but you have no idea how it works or what are you supposed to do. Who do you go to for help?

"It's a requirement for senior leaders to help build and mentor younger enlisted service members," said Master Sgt. Brian Young, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. "(Us as) senior leaders have the experience and the knowledge to guide our young Airmen."

Mentoring is a professional activity, a trusted relationship, and a meaningful commitment to another person. The word mentor is derived from ancient Greece, as a technique to impart important social, spiritual, and personal values to young men. Later on, it was adopted by the U.S. military as way to pass on knowledge and guide service members to their highest potential.
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Helping them help you

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November 15, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The Airman and Family Readiness Center here caters to all members of the Desert Lightning Team, whether they are active-duty retirees or families. With such a broad customer base, the A&FRC sees a lot of business and they recently received a systems upgrade to increase the quality of their services.

The facility received 24 computer monitors from the local General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service.

The GSA Federal Acquisition Service assists government agencies with the procurement of items such as office supplies, computer products, security and furniture.
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Lunch with a veteran

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November 15, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Fifteen Airmen sat with veterans for a luncheon hosted by Atria Bell Court Gardens Retirement Community in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 13.

Joan Smith, the community's engaged life director, connected with D-M to make the event happen.

"I contacted [355th Public Affairs office] about getting volunteers from the base," Smith said. "When she told me how many were coming, I was surprised. Event's like this honor the veterans' service, and the Airmen's attendance added a special element to the event."
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D-M Airmen honored during Phoenix Suns game

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November 14, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine


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Retiree Will Night

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November 14, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The legal office will be offering a Retiree Wills Night on 12 December 2013, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Retiree Will Nights are held twice a year as a way to provide estate planning to retirees. To make an appintment please call 520-228-4912.

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D-M member receives rescue award

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November 14, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

A D-M helicopter pilot recently earned the 2013 Air Rescue Association's Richard T. Kight Award.

Capt. Brian R. Dicks, 55th Rescue Squadron, accepted the award via live webcam during the annual Air Rescue Association reunion. He was unable to attend the event in person as he had just returned to the country.

The award is named in honor of Brig. Gen. Richard T. Kight, a former commander of the Air Rescue Service, and is presented annually to recognize an active duty or reserve component member who has contributed to the overall effectiveness of the rescue mission area through management, innovation or other outstanding achievement.
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Airmen march in local parade

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November 12, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Davis-Monthan Airmen marched in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 11.

Forty Airmen from around base volunteered to participate in the event to include Col. Michael Rawls, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Dawna
Cnota, 355th Fighter Wing command chief.

Veterans Day, formally Armistice Day, was originated to honor World War I veterans as stated in the Act of 1938. After being through World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the act removing the word "Armistice" and replacing it with "Veteran". From then on November 11 became known as Veterans Day, and was recognized by the federal government.
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Acting SecAF visits D-M

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November 8, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visited Airmen here, to get first-hand knowledge on the various missions and address key issues within the Air Force, Nov. 5.

Fanning was confirmed as the 24th Under Secretary of the Air Force April 18, and assumed the role of acting secretary June 21. As the Air Force's highest ranking civilian, he is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of its more 690,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and Civilian Airmen and their families.
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Protect your smile with a mouth guard

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November 7, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Once again, its fall and that means sports! Whether it's you, your buddies or your kids out there enjoying some football, soccer or another sport of your choice, it's always wise to make sure you're playing safe.

Each year, thousands of athletes suffer sports injuries, with about one third being oral-related. Falls or hits to the face can cause a person to suffer not only tooth-related injuries, but also lips, cheeks and the tongue.

A properly fitted mouth guard is always a good choice for those playing contact sports, but even those who don't can still benefit. New findings in sports dentistry show that even non-contact sports such as skateboarding, gymnastics, and biking could cause potential injury to the mouth. Many experts recommend that a sports guard be worn for any recreational activity that poses a risk of injury to the mouth.
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Tucson WWII Memorial Dedication Ceremony

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November 1, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine


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Judge Advocate General’s Corp announces law school programs

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October 31, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP) are being accepted from 1 January through 1 March 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected n any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force.

"Our Air Force missions are constantly changing, and commanders deserve to have access to legal advisors with a broad background of military experiences," said Lt Col Elizabeth Schuchs-Gopaul, 355th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate. "The FLEP and ELP will ensure that we can continue to maintain a Corps of officers whose military experience complements their legal training, providing commanders with the highest caliber of legal support."
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D-M men’s softball team to hold tryouts

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October 31, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The men's base softball team is scheduled to hold tryouts at the fields located behind the 12th Air Force headquarters building, Nov. 7-8 at 4:30 p.m.

There will be 25 players selected to the team roster.

Practices will be held weekly and the season is slated to start in either December or January.

Individual games and tournaments will be played in Arizona, California and Nevada, as well as the military world tournament in Florida.

For more information about tryouts, contact Master Sgt. Manolito Carrabis by email or at 228-4215.
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