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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

May 2013 Crime and Punishment

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June 17, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Editor's note: Each month, the legal office publishes the results of actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice completed during the previous month. Specific individuals who received Nonjudicial Punishment are not identified.

During May 2013, D-M commanders administered six Non-judicial Punishment actions under Article 15 of the UCMJ. The punishments imposed reflect the commander's determination of an appropriate punishment after considering the circumstances of the offense and the offender's record. A "suspended" punishment does not take effect unless the offender engages in additional misconduct or fails to satisfy the conditions of the suspension. The suspension period usually last for six months unless a lesser amount is specified.
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Photos: 755th AMXS

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

The 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides war-fighting commanders with combat ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to expeditiously execute information warfare and electronic attack operations.
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Take Control of Your Air Force Career

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June 13, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The fiscal year 2014 retraining advisory is out.

The purpose of the Noncommissioned Officer retraining program is to optimize the enlisted force structure to best meet the current and future Air Force requirements.

The program consists of two phases.

Phase one retraining gives Airmen identified from overmanned Air Force Specialty Codes a chance to submit a voluntary retraining application to fill requirements in critical AFSCs. All Airmen within an overwhelmed career field may apply for any AFSC that is undermanned.
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SAPR Down Day set for June 14th

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June 13, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

355th Fighter Wing members will be required to attend a Sexual Assault and Prevention briefing at the base theatre here on June 14.

Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, has directed every Air Force Wing to conduct a SAPR Down Day.

The 355th Fighter Wing commander's call will start in the morning at 6 a.m. and continue until 9 a.m., starting at the top every hour. Two additional briefings will be held in the afternoon at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

All 355th FW members, military and Department of Defense civilians, must attend one of these classes. Tenant unit are not required to participate, but must conduct their own SAPR down day by June 30.
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Furloughs close Commissary on Mondays

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June 11, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The Commissary here is slated to close on Mondays beginning July 8, as a result of the civilian furloughs.

The decision comes from the Defense Commissary Agency following Department of Defense protocols related to automatic federal government budget reductions.

The Defense Commissary Agency chose Mondays, as they are one of the slowest sales days for commissaries.

"We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons," said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA's director and CEO. "Also, we understand the tremendous burden this places on our employees, who, when furloughed, will lose 20 percent of their pay."
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Take Control of Your Air Force Career

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June 10, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The fiscal year 2014 retraining advisory is out.

The purpose of the Noncommissioned Officer retraining program is to optimize the enlisted force structure to best meet the current and future Air Force requirements.

The program consists of two phases.

Phase one retraining gives Airmen identified from overmanned Air Force Specialty Codes a chance to submit a voluntary retraining application to fill requirements in critical AFSCs. All Airmen within an overwhelmed career field may apply for any AFSC that is undermanned.
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D-M closes library for remainder of fiscal year

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

The D-M Library here will close its doors June 14 for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.

Base leadership decided to close the base library due to fiscal challenges.

"As we continue to face these challenges, we are forced to make tough decisions with regard to where our valued dollars are invested," said Lt. Col. Donald Bohney, 355th Fighter Wing director of staff, in an email to D-M personnel. "Recently, we took significant cuts in appropriated fund dollars that support personnel programs. Although, we were able to save most of those programs, we no longer have the funding to support the library contract."
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Take Control of Your Air Force Career

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

The fiscal year 2014 retraining advisory is out.

The purpose of the Noncommissioned Officer retraining program is to optimize the enlisted force structure to best meet the current and future Air Force requirements.

The program consists of two phases.

Phase one retraining gives Airmen identified from overmanned Air Force Specialty Codes a chance to submit a voluntary retraining application to fill requirements in critical AFSCs. All Airmen within an overwhelmed career field may apply for any AFSC that is undermanned.
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D-M honors three Purple Heart recipients

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June 6, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Three Desert Lightning Team members received Purple Heart medals for an event that occurred during their recent deployment.

On Oct. 5, 2012, a 107mm rocket hit the air conditioning unit directly outside the Metals Technology shop at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan injuring three Airmen deployed from D-M.

Airman 1st Class Michael Kristopik and Airman 1st Class Garron Reeves, both 355th Equipment maintenance Squadron structural maintenance technicians and Airman 1st Class Tyler Angelo, 355th Equipment maintenance Squadron aircrafts metals technology journeyman, were on a 6-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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D-M OSI Agent saves drowning child

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June 6, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Special Agent Christopher Martin, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 217, saved an eight-year-old boy from drowning at a youth football team pool party in Marana, Ariz., June 2.

Martin was poolside talking with his wife and daughter, scanning the pool for his other children, when he noticed something was motionless under the water.

"I didn't really know what it was," Martin said. "I got up and started walking towards the edge of the pool. I walked probably 35-40 meters when I realized that it was a child, a brother of one of my son's friends. I thought to myself, 'This kid is just holding his breath, playing with his friends,' because there were a couple of kids about 10-15 feet from him."
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Bagram force protection program emphasizes the importance of vigilance

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June 5, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

There they stood, gathered outside the Base Exchange at 9 p.m. with flash lights in their gloved hands, as they prepare to walk to a destination here they had never been to.

These 120 volunteers contribute to decreasing the amount of contraband on the base by participating in an ongoing force-protection program known as Task Force Colonist. The program began with Provost Marshall in early 2012 and was later taken over by the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Office.
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Rescue group Airmen pick up injured paraglider

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June 3, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Southern Arizona Citizen Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group chalked up another rescue within the week late Friday night, May 31. The rescue team was taking part in a night vision goggle parachuting training exercise when the helicopter flight mission commander overheard a possible downed aircraft with injured people onboard.

"As the pararesucemen were jumping with NVGs out of the helicopter, I heard communications about a downed aircraft with an injured person onboard and another individual walking around the crash site," said Capt. Brent Watts, 305th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot.
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Corporals Course opens for other military branches

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May 30, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Leadership Course opened its door to service members from both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy here May 11-25.

The two-week course is designed to equip new, or soon-to-be, noncommissioned officers with the tools and knowledge to effectively lead their troops, no matter the service.

"By being able to do joint operations like this, because they are going to be doing it later on in their careers, is a great and perfect way to get those preconceived notions out of the way," said U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Timothy Taylor, Corporals Leadership Course instructor from Bulk Fuel Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group at Luke AFB, Ariz. "It makes them realize that they are on the same team, fighting the same fight. We are all brothers."
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Critical Days of Summer

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May 30, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force designated May 25 through Sept. 4 of every year as the Critical Days of Summer.

The Air Force-wide campaign dedicated to ensuring Airmen have an injury-free summer has run annually since the early 1980s, and was developed to counter the traditional increase in Air Force mishaps and fatalities that occur during the summer months.

This is the time of the year when the number of mishaps rises considerably because people are partaking in more outdoor activities. Personnel on-duty tend to be in a hurry to get off work to enjoy activities.
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Student win Law Day competition

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May 30, 2013 in Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base by clevine

Law Day is celebrated every year May 1, a day first declared by Congress in 1961 as a day to celebrate the rule of law.

This year, the 355th Fighter Wing Staff Judge Advocate office supported the Law Day celebration by asking children from kindergarten through grade 12 to think about their favorite freedom and submit either artwork (grades K-4) or an essay (grades 5-12) depicting his or her favorite freedom.

The legal office staff voted to determine this year's winners.
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