March 21, 2018

Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ, and surrounding communities

Click on the link below and access a digital copy of this month’s edition of Desert Lightning, viewable on your computer or mobile device.

We have a great issue of material prepared for your reading pleasure this month – and a little eye candy, too, what a nice shot of the A10-C on our front cover! Flip through to page 3 and meet A1C Jacob Formantes and his proud father, MSgt. Robert Formantes, a father-son team stationed together at Davis-Monthan. That’s something that doesn’t happen every day. Giving equal time to the ladies, we have a pair of sisters and service members featured on page 15 – Navy Seaman Michelle Panchana and Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, turn to page 4 where you’ll read how faith, family and the support of his USAF team members are helping a D-M pilot in his battle against cancer. Move on to our center spread, pages 10 and 11, for a photo feature highlighting D-M’s 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s munitions flight, a.k.a. AMMO. Just a sample of what we have prepared for you in this edition of Desert Lightning News!

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D-M Airmen balance flexibility, survivability, lethality in readiness exercise

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II rests on the flight line while Airmen from the 355th Wing unload cargo during exercise Pegasus Forge Jan. 28, 2019. One of the primary ...

FARP: Land, refuel, leave

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims Staff Sgt. Matthew Lara and Staff Sgt. Drake Burch, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point operators, refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II at an undisclosed ...

Air Force ICTs make a comeback

Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore Airmen from the 355th Maintenance Group perform an integrated combat turn on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 18, 2019. During and ICT, Airmen m...