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Davis-Monthan Airman helps Tucsonan

Posted March 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

One weather forecaster’s self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car accident outside the gates of Davis-Monthan. Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, was escorting a fellow Airman after undergoing a surgery, when the accident occurred. “We were sitting at the intersection of Speedway and Kolb,” said Boone….

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Rocketry Club ready to take flight this weekend

Posted March 26, 2015 by

TUCSON, Arizona – On March 28 and 29, hundreds of rockets will soar into the Tucson sky at Desert Heat 2015. Rocket enthusiasts from around the Southwest will gather for this annual two-day rocketry event, where there’s no cost to watch, and kids always fly free. The rockets that will be launched vary in size…

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Chinese language connects linguist, local school children

Posted March 19, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

An Air Force Linguist from the 55th Electronic Combat Group found a unique way to stay proficient in his language of practice by helping local school children study. Tech Sgt. Jonathan Roe, 55th ECG Chinese linguist, has been visiting the International School of Tucson to assist first through third-graders study the Chinese language since January….

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COMACC visits D-M

Posted March 19, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Commander of Air Combat Command, visited here, Feb. 27, -Mar. 1. During Carlisle’s visit he had two goals, to certify a Viper Demonstration Team pilot, and to speak with the Airmen. After clearing the pilot to fly in future airshows Carlisle held an all-call where he spoke about what…

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D-M takes care of its wildlife

Posted March 12, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

Spring brings with it a surge of young, wild animals that are in the process of acclimating to a new environment, but the season is also a critical time when animals are most susceptible to orphanage or injury. The Tucson Wildlife Center, in Tucson, Ariz., offers 24/7 emergency rooms with volunteer veterinarians and rehabilitation experts…

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D-M PJs rapidly respond during Open House

Posted March 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Six pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron were first responders at a scene during D-M’s Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House, April 12, 2014. During the event, an individual suddenly had a heart attack and fell over. The episode happened directly in front of the 48th RQS display, which expedited life-saving procedures. “We…

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2015 Desert Lightning News Mission Update

Posted March 5, 2015 by

Welcome to the annual Mission Update Edition of Desert Lightning News! This edition of the newspaper will highlight Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s impacts to the local community, country, and the world. The U.S. Air Force’s core values of “Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do!” will be exemplified throughout this edition…

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D-M, military retirees have $1.47 billion impact on local community

Posted March 5, 2015 by

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all assigned and employed personnel; construction expenditures; and an estimated number and dollar value…

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Annual D-M 50 picnic scheduled for March 14

Posted March 5, 2015 by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The annual DM-50 picnic will be held Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bama Park. The picnic is a free event for active duty members, families, retirees and any guests sponsored onto the base. The DM-50 will be providing a variety of free entertainment, food, drinks and events. The picnic will…

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Free Tax Services available on Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted February 26, 2015 by 355th Figher Wing Publivc Affairs

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center opened its doors today for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel. There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time. “The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers,” according to Skip…

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