March 21, 2018

Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 2, 2018

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

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!

Hard copies of the newspaper are available at various locations around the community. Pick one up when you’re out and about.   “Like” our Facebook page for daily updates on news coming out of D-M and other military and defense installations in the desert southwest.  It is our privilege to serve you – have a great weekend!  #aerotechnews #dmafbnews

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D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Capt. Sky “Comet” Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2018. Lesh took h...

Estate claims notice

Staff Sgt. Shane M. Appleton of the 355th Operations Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., passed away Oct. 28, 2018. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Capt. Stewart Cornett, at 520-228-4407 or via email at
Air Force photograph by Capt. Mary Hook

Citizen-Warrior: Military, police work go hand-in-hand for Guard member

Air Force photograph by Capt. Mary Hook Air Force Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Acosta, a security forces specialist with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing and a Tucson Police Department police officer, reviews data on his...