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D-M’s new commander to reach new levels of excellence

Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, took command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018.

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Davis-Monthan AFB, which includes information for each organization on D-M – mission statements, demographics and responsibilities for each squadron, unit and other groups on base.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Local

Legal office providing will assistance to local retirees

The 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is providing a free service to retirees by holding will signings.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Local

Honorary commander program inspires outreach

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Honorary Commander Program gives local civic and business leaders to gain a better understanding and greater insight of the various missions and units on base by providing tours and activities.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Health & Safety

355th MDG offers unique physical therapy experiences

Though the safety of Airmen is of utmost importance, injuries, both in and out of work, are inevitable.


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Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore
Local

D-M’s new commander to reach new levels of excellence

Posted  August 15, 2018

Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, took command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018.

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)
News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Posted  August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Davis-Monthan AFB, which includes information for each organization on D-M – mission statements, demographics and responsibilities for each squadron, unit and other groups on base.

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U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $96 million for MALD missile production

Posted  August 3, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz.—Raytheon has received a $96.1 million contract to produce 250 Miniature Air-Launched Decoys, or MALD® missiles. The U.S. Air Force award occurred just prior to Raytheon marking its 2,000th MALD system delivery, and 10th year of on-time customer deliveries. The MALD system is an air-launched missile with both decoy and jamming capabilities that can…

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Davis-Monthan 2018 Mission Update PG 1

Posted  August 3, 2018

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Air Combat Command: The base is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, responsible for training and deploying A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots. D-M’s aircraft inventory includes 84 A-10Cs, 15 EC-130H Compass Calls, seven HC-130J Combat Kings, 15 HH-60G Pavehawks, a contingent of F-16 Fighting Falcons and 4,000 assorted aircraft in the 309th…

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Davis-Monthan 2018 Mission Update PG 2

Posted  August 3, 2018

355th Operations Support Squadron Mission: Supports the 355th Fighter Wing combat missions tasked by the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The squadron also directs operational support functions including airfield, air traffic control, and weather services, weapons and tactics, plans and exercises, intelligence and aircrew flight equipment…

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