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

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2015 Desert Lightning News Mission Update

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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 successfully completes ORI

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The votes have been tallied and a decision has been made. The Operational Readiness Inspection has come to a successful conclusion. Inside the base theater in front of a packed house, the Air Combat Command Inspector General showed the following overall ratings. The 355th Fighter Wing received a Satisfactory, the 55th Electronic Combat Group…

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Out and About in Arizona Tombstone: The town too tough to die

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The most famous event in Tombstone’s history, the famed Gunfight at the OK Corral will be re-enacted this weekend, April 28-29. On October 26, 1881, Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp with help from Wyatt’s friend Doc Holliday took 24 seconds and…

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New Air Force Housing website makes PCS smoother for Airmen

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla A Griffin

More often than not, when Airmen receive orders to move to a new location there are a million questions with no answers in sight, but now with the new housing website, Airmen and their families can find help with just about every question they have. The website features links to all Air Force bases’ sites…

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D-M Thrift Store holds Grand Re-Opening

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Moore) U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and Wilma English, D-M Thrift Store manager, cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the D-M Thrift Store on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 8. The store is now located on Flora St….

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Thrift savings plan contribution limits increase in 2013

Posted December 14, 2012 by Kathryn Iapichino

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced the 2013 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions increased from $17,000 to $17,500 for 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The TSP catch-up plan contribution limit will remain at $5,500. TSP is a long-term retirement savings plan…

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12th AF takes down active-shooter during exercise

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Members of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) A4/7 Directorate employed tactical defense skills to subdue an assailant during an active-shooter exercise at the 12th AF headquarters building here April 4.

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D-M’s BSP under annual review

Posted July 18, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

D-M’s base support plan is now under its annual review. A base support plan lists a base’s resources and capabilities. It’s a chart developed for every base with a permanent presence. The program is Air Force-wide and controlled by each base’s Log Plan office. “Reviews have to be completed before the calendar date of the…

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D-M Exchange’s return policy eases concerns

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According to ABC News, recipients of gifts returned as many as 37 percent of holiday purchases last year. But shoppers can rest easy knowing the Davis-Monthan Exchange makes holiday returns as easy as possible. “We know it’s hard to please everyone on your list,” said Davis-Monthan Exchange’s General Manager Cathy J. Ely. “There’s enough stress…

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