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Furloughs close Commissary on Mondays

Posted June 13, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

The Commissary here is slated to close on Mondays beginning July 8, as a result of the civilian furloughs. The decision comes from the Defense Commissary Agency following Department of Defense protocols related to automatic federal government budget reductions. The Defense Commissary Agency chose Mondays, as they are one of the slowest sales days for…

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D-M closes library for remainder of fiscal year

Posted June 13, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

D-M Library here will close its doors June 14 for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. Base leadership decided to close the base library due to fiscal challenges. “As we continue to face these challenges, we are forced to make tough decisions with regard to where our valued dollars are invested,” said Lt. Col. Donald…

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Financial aid available to Airmen

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Air Force Aid Society is helping Desert Lightning Team members meet needs in times of emergencies through the Airman & Family Readiness Center here. The AFAS offers many different programs to aid members, from loans and grants to child care for active duty, retired Air Force personnel and Air Guard or Reserve members. However,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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Outbound Assignments office busy year round

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

D-M’s Outbound Assignments office deals with 650 to 900 assignments during the busiest permanent change of station periods. Though there are many steps, the process does not have to be very troublesome. “We only have six people working in assignments, and the number of assignments at any given time can get very difficult,” Cardnell said….

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DISH now available at Exchange

Posted May 30, 2013 by

Military shoppers looking for the most popular TV shows, movies, sports, news and other video entertainment can now subscribe to DISH Network through the Davis-Monthan AFB Exchange. Subscribers can benefit from Exchange-exclusive specials including a $10 per month discount for the first 12 months of services on a TV package and a $100 Exchange Gift…

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DLT members help kids reach new heights

Posted May 24, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin John Brauneis, a flight instructor, shows Wright Flight student how to board a Beech Bonanza A36 at Tucson International Airport, May 18. Brauneis is a volunteer pilot for Wright Flight. Wright Flight took its last participant of the year up for their graduation flight May 18,…

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Local Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Summer Camp for Youth with Autism There is still time left to register for Tucson Alliance for Autism Summer Day Camps.  The Explorer Camps are for children ages 7 to 14 with high functioning autism.  The focus will be on leisure skills, social communication, friendship and fun.  The Wildcat Teen Camp is for teens ages…

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April 2013 Crime and Punishment

Posted May 16, 2013 by 355th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate

Article 15 Actions: During April 2013, D-M commanders administered 17 Nonjudicial 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…

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755th keeps Compass Call jamming

Posted May 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

How do you get a plane that weighs more than 100,000 pounds to get off the ground and keep flying? The 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here has been doing just that.

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CoRC holds free event for DLT

Posted May 9, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Culture of Responsible Choices provided a free Movie-in-a-Park event for Desert Lightning Team members here May 4, at Bama Park. The event was designed to provide an alternate fun activity for the DLT and their families.

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