Children at the School Age Program, water plants in the science room at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2013. Paula Ganan, School Age Program Assistant, has wanted a greenhouse for the kids but the program couldn’t afford it, so the Desert Lightning Team 1st Six accepted the pr…
Children at the School Age Program plant seeds at the center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2013. The Desert Lightning 1st Six is planning to build a greenhouse for the science room that will teach kids the process of growing different types of seeds.
Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., stand by a 19 vehicle accident on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2013. The Airmen extracted five people from vehicles, coordinated four medical helicopter flights, and organized ground transportati…
The formation of about 50 volunteer motorcyclists kicked off the ceremony, lining the center aisle with their bikes decorated with American and POW/MIA flags.
A small, round table, set for one, was displayed center stage, reminding those in the room there are loved ones who could not be there. During the presentation of the table, an honor guard member pointed to each item as the meaning behind it was announced.
The special guest, John Swett, former U.S. Army corporal, spoke about his time as a prisoner of war.
Charles Hamilton in his Curtiss biplane was the first to fly over the city of Tucson. On Feb. 19, 1910, he flew along the banks of the Santa Cruz River near downtown.
Katherine Stinson, nicknamed "The Flying Schoolgirl," visited Tucson in 1915 to perform in this plane at the Pima County Fair.
In 1927, the "Spirit of St. Louis" was the first plane to fly nonstop between New York and Paris. What's that got to do with Tucson? See Question 5.
Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, an Airman assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was killed April 27, in Afghanistan. Nylander, 35, was killed when an Afghan military pilot opened fire during a meeting at Kabul airport.
The Lucky Lady II, a B-50A, visits Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In 1949, the plane completed the first non-stop flight around the world in 94 hours and 1 minute.
Katherine Stinson, the "teenage aviatrix," flew this plane in 1915 to carry mail from the old fairgrounds on South Sixth Avenue to the Downtown post office - making this flight the first official air mail delivery in Arizona. She was in town to perform aerial stunts at the annual fair.
1929 aerial view of the municipal landing field, now Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The Spirit of St. Louis, the plane flown by Charles Lindbergh, taxis at Davis-Monthan Airfield on Sept. 23, 1927. Lindy arrived to dedicate the city's new airport, which was called Davis-Monthan Field. The name honors two World War I pilots, Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan.