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355th Communication Squadron stands up call center

Posted April 9, 2015 by 1st Lt. Sarah Answine

On April 1, the 355th Communications Squadron launched a new call center here for D-M customers to receive local customer support from the 355th Cobras rather than from The Enterprise Service Desk. Customers should continue using the virtual ESD Help Desk Application first that can be found on your desktop.  By utilizing the Help Desk…

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Dreamliner lands at D-M en route to Pima Air & Space Museum

Posted April 2, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 26. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials…

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Motorcycle safety rally held at D-M

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An Airman motorcyclist maneuvers his bike inside a coned obstacle course during a motorcycle safety rally at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, March 27. Riders received safety tips and participated in group rides in and around Tucson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) An Airman motorcyclist prepares to take off during a…

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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

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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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