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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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Desert Lightning News – Davis Monthan Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Click on the link above and check out our front-page story this month: for the second time in six years, Davis-Monthan AFB has been named the top base in the Air Force by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Air Force family’s blind son awarded service dog

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…


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Local climate survey measures wing’s performance, offers feedback

Posted  June 22, 2018

Members of the 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz., expressed an overall favorable outlook of the organization’s effectiveness and culture through the recent climate survey, but they did cite the need for improvement in areas like communication and feedback. “I am proud to see that the 162nd Wing team has such high esteem for our collective…

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Weather Airmen given education opportunity

Posted  June 20, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Dr. Martha Whitaker, University of Arizona Professor of Hydrology, goes over an online atmospheric science bachelor degree program to members of the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 16, 2018. The program is tailored specifically for active duty Airmen interested…

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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Posted  June 18, 2018

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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M4 qualification

Posted  June 18, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer U.S. Air Force combat arms training and maintenance instructors with the 355th Security Forces Squadron, attach targets to signs prior to a m4 carbine qualification course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2018. CATM instructors ensure the safe and effective operation of a…

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Posted  June 18, 2018

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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