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  • Airmen Execute Forward Area Refueling Point Operations at Twentynine Palms

    A dry and desolate landscape flanked by mountains provided the perfect austere environment to use a makeshift runway to test the 355th Wing’s Dynamic capabilities.
  • Airmen hone expeditionary skills at Rally in Rockies exercise

    Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen gathered in Colorado and Wyoming for 22nd Air Force’s flagship exercise Rally in the Rockies Sept. 12-17. The exercise included the “Bulldogs,” aka the 354th Fighter Squadron, A-10 Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, is designed to develop Airmen for combat operations by challenging them with realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum of operations during military actions, operations or in hostile environments.
  • Red Flag-Rescue returns to advance premier training

    Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of Defense’s premier combat search and rescue exercise. The exercise provides advanced, realistic and relevant air-to-surface integration warfighter training in a robust contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. Red Flag-Rescue 21-2 was hosted across Arizona and New Mexico, Aug. 9 – 20, 2021.
  • A-10s land on Michigan State Highway

    Four A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron and the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing landed on a state highway as part of Northern Strike 21, a large-scale training exercise, in Alpena, Michigan, August 5, 2021.
  • Air Force to bring new rescue and attack missions to Davis-Monthan AFB, retire oldest A-10s

    The Department of the Air Force announced plans today to move close air support and rescue missions, including A-10 Thunderbolt II and HH-60 Pave Hawk weapons schools and test squadrons, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base beginning in fiscal year 2022. The proposed plan would transfer rescue and attack missions, aircraft and personnel to Davis-Monthan AFB as part of the Air Force’s vision of making the base the Center of Excellence for close air support and rescue missions.
  • Nellis AFB to become 5th Generation Center of Excellence

    The Department of the Air Force announced plans today to make space for a larger fighter presence at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, by realigning the base’s close air support and rescue missions to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, starting in fiscal year 2022.
  • Air Force’s last serving POW retires

    “I thought to myself ‘this is it - I’m a dead man.’” As Lt. Col. Rob Sweet, the last serving Air Force prisoner of war, approached retirement on June 6, he recalled the moment during Operation Desert Storm when his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft was shot down by enemy forces southwest of Basra, Iraq.
  • A-10 ACE Immersion

    The 354th Fighter Squadron hosted an A-10 Thunderbolt II agile combat employment immersion at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, May 20, 2021.
  • Kids Deployment Line encourages child resiliency

    The 23d Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center's Kids Deployment Line took place at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 1, 2021.
  • 190th FS wins Hawgsmoke Overall

    The 190th Fighter Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, outperformed 12 units to win the Top Overall Team Award during the Hawgsmoke 2021 competition April 16. The 3-day event consisted of various competitions that tested maintenance, weapons load crews and pilots on their execution of skill in a fast-paced environment.
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