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355th Civil Engineer Squadron – Base Cleanup

Posted August 3, 2012 by Photos by: (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron helped clean up the base after a massive monsoon hit July 15, here in Tucson.

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Military-to-Civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted November 30, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON – After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters today. Frank C. DiGiovanni said five occupational areas were selected for the pilot program — aircraft mechanic,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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D-M Airman saves time earning a degree

Posted March 14, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

A local Airman doesn’t attend college, but rather spends his time earning college credit through the College Level Examination Program, or CLEP, as well as the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support program. Airman 1st Class Connor Proctor, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 avionics technician, spends most of his off-duty time studying for CLEPs and…

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May 2013 Crime and Punishment

Posted June 20, 2013 by 355th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate

During May 2013, D-M commanders administered six Non-judicial Punishment actions under Article 15 of the UCMJ. The punishments imposed reflect the commander’s determination of an appropriate punishment after considering the circumstances of the offense and the offender’s record. A “suspended” punishment does not take effect unless the offender engages in additional misconduct or fails to…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)
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Members from the 55th ECG return home

Posted October 10, 2013 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Members from the 55th Electronic Combat Group welcomed home deployed squadron members, Oct. 7. The 11 ECG Airmen returned from a combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  While deployed, members of the 55th operated an EC-130H Commando Solo aircraft. The Airmen were deployed for three months, but to family and friends, it seemed…

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(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Army Capt. Janek Kaslikowski)
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Arizona Soldiers, U.S. CBP unite to secure border hot spot

Posted March 7, 2014 by Air Force Maj. Gabe Johnson

As overseas contingencies and deployments for U.S. armed forces taper off, Arizona’s Citizen Soldiers are shifting their focus to domestic missions to gain real-world experience and maintain readiness.

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Hero for a Day: Chase Lock

Posted June 12, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)

Staff Sgt. Paris Carman, 355th Security Forces Squadron K9 trainer, introduces Benny, a military working dog, to Chase and Emma Lock. Chase and his family were invited to visit the base and tour aircraft by the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron after the unit learned Chase has a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Major…

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On Duty: D-M’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight

Posted October 23, 2014 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier)
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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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Deployed A-10s take to the skies

Posted July 24, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) An aircraft maintainer assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron inspects the oil levels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 13. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed at…

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