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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Happy Holidays to everyone at D-M AFB, from the staff of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for a digital copy of this week’s Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue: D-M…

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Search, rescue training puts edge on blade

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Agae, 66th Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, communicates with other pararescuemen during the Tiger Rescue VI exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Frankie D. Moore) U.S. Air Force pararescuemen with the 66th Rescue Squadron approach a simulated isolated person during the Tiger Rescue VI exercise in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2018….

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36th CRG brings relief, inspiration after devastation

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands — On Oct. 25, Daverrick Camacho, a firefighter from Saipan, woke-up to a nightmare turned reality. Everything he worked toward was wiped off the face of the earth. The place he called home and held family gatherings was nothing more than darkly twisted debris, scattered across the front lawn. Camacho was…

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Airmen test limits at Ranger Assessment Course

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Imagine signing up to be starved, sleep deprived and trying to fight for survival during a 19-day combat leadership course in the mosquito-, rattlesnake- and wild boar-infested hilly terrain north of San Antonio with 28 other Airmen. This was the scenario for 29 Airmen who took part in the…

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…


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Cardinals salute military members

Posted  December 7, 2018

Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Members of the 306th and 68th Rescue Squadrons pose Nov. 18 with Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, for a picture during the Arizona Cardinals Salute to Service game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Thompson, who reclassified into the pararescue career field more than 20…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Posted  December 7, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Happy Holidays to everyone at D-M AFB, from the staff of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for a digital copy of this week’s Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue: D-M…

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Eyes wide open: The time we saved a life

Posted  December 7, 2018

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — As Airmen, we are constantly preparing to be ready for the worst days of our lives. We live by a fit-to-fight ethos and maintain readiness for the most extreme of emergency situations. Sometimes, though, we realize we aren’t just prepared to fight for our lives, we remember…

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Effective leaders touch heart before asking for a hand

Posted  December 7, 2018

Over the past few weeks, I have been involved with conversations that were mostly centered on how to deal with personnel concerns. One of the first questions I ask is how well is your relationship with said person? Do you have one? Is it cordial or is it nonexistent? Today, I wanted to share this…

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More cadets given opportunity to fly

Posted  December 7, 2018

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — More than 530 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets from the 2019 graduating class have been matched to attend pilot training pending final qualifications and commissioning. This is a 26-percent increase over the 2018 class. “Airmanship is a large part of the academy experience, and a core part of our…

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