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  • 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 hosts first Multi-Capable Airmen event

    The 99th Air Base Wing (ABW) facilitated Nellis AFB’s first Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) initiative in a weeklong training event for rescue tenant units stationed here.
  • 357th FS executes Agile Dragon

    Airmen from the 355th Wing participated in exercise Agile Dragon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 21 – 27, 2021. 100 Airmen from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base deployed eight U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs to execute agile combat employment principles in simulated real-world scenarios.
  • 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.
  • Bushwhacker 21-02 Kickoff

    The 355th Wing will conduct exercise Bushwhacker 21-02, the fourth iteration of Dynamic Wing concept exercises, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and Volk Field, Wisconsin, May 13 – 17, 2021.
  • Enhancing Airmen’s capabilities

    The 355th Wing held a multi-capable Airmen training course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, April 26 – 30, 2021.
  • Qualifying DM’s first ADM teams

    The 355th Security Forces Squadron hosted its first ever Advanced Designated Marksman Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and in Florence, Arizona, April 14 – 16, 2021.
  • The last ride

    Driving home yesterday, a familiar country tune blasted in the background: “It’s not if they will, but how they remember you.” It was ironic and somewhat poetic to hear those words on April 27th, exactly ten years to the day since our family was forever changed by the U.S. Air Force’s largest single loss of life in the global war on terror.
  • Testing new tech on the A-10

    Operational test personnel from the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, a tenant unit on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, conducted a ground test on a new visual display system for the A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 14, 2021.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Desert Medics

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General of the Air Force and Space Force, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, Office of the Surgeon General, visited the 355th Medical Group Desert Medics and its COVID-19 cell at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 31, 2021.
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