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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.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participate in the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run at D-M AFB, Ariz., June 8, 2018. Along with the 5k run, a raffle for various prizes was held at the conclusion of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Local

D-M goes for color run …

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participate in the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run, June 8 at D-M AFB. Along with the 5k run, a raffle for prizes was held at the conclusion of the event. Forty volunteers threw more than 200 bags of colored chalk at…

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IMA’s forward momentum lands her two major awards

An Air Force Reserve individual mobilization augmentee at Davis Monthan Air Force Base was recently recognized at Air Combat Command and Air Force Reserve-levels for work she performed in 2017. Master Sgt. Jessica Pierce, attached to the 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office as the IMA to the law office superintendent, is the ACC senior NCO…

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D-M, others teach aircraft recovery to Chilean AF partners

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile — Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a mobile training team to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force on Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery, May 13 to June 8, 2018. The CDDAR Mobile Training Team consisted of four seasoned crew chiefs who have experienced being an aircraft crash team…

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Vietnam fighter pilot finally comes home

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, Sharon Cook, and daughter, Katherine White, were in attendance. Katherine was less than a year old when…


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

355th MDG offers unique physical therapy experiences

Posted  July 16, 2018

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

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HH-60 Pave Hawks take flight

Posted  July 6, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Two HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 14, 2018. The HH-60 has a wide variety of operational use including combat search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance.   Air Force…

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Settlement of estate for Capt. Nathan S. Olivarez

Posted  July 6, 2018

Capt. Nathan S. Olivarez of the 755th Operations Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., passed away June 24. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate should contact the Summary Courts Officer, Maj. Jacob Forst at 520-228-9332 or via e-mail at jacob.forst@us.af.mil.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - July 6, 2018
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 6, 2018

Posted  July 6, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News digital edition! It’s a summer season of change at Davis-Monthan AFB, as Col. Mike Drowley assumes command of the 355th Fighter Wing from Col. Scott Campbell.

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‘I really shouldn’t be here’

Posted  July 6, 2018

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Jan. 31, 2015. FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There…

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