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Members from 12th AF Participate in Joint Combat Search and Rescue Exercise

Posted May 8, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Air Force Active Duty members assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base along with members from the Air and Army National Guard, put their search and rescue skills to the test during a Combat Search and Rescue exercise in the rocky terrain of Arizona’s west desert April 29. Military personnel from 12th Air Force (Air Forces…

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Sting of AZ car registration softened

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LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Registering a motor vehicle usually happens once a year. In Arizona this process comes at a greater cost than in other states. However, the legal office has information that may help in the process. Arizona has extended a boon to military members, both Arizona residents and nonresidents. In order…

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Five Davis-Monthan Airmen LEAD to USAFA

Posted May 8, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., will welcome five members of the Desert Lightning Team into the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program. Senior Airman Thomas R. Nguyen and Airman 1st Class Torrence R. Rees, both from the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, will enter directly into the academy through LEAD program. Airman 1st Class…

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Servicemembers must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted May 1, 2014 by Benjamin Newell

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va., – Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments. Even with authorization to maintain out-of-state registration under the provisions of the Service members Civil Relief Act, local inspection and testing of a vehicle’s emissions system may be required in…

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month activities to be held at D-M

Posted May 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

The Desert Lightning Team will hold several events throughout the month of May to recognize Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The following activities have been scheduled:   Kick-Off Celebration at the Base Exchange – May 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. · Variety of Asian dishes donated by off-base establishments · Korean Drummer and Hula Dancing…

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DLT dependent “Battles On” to BCU football after season ending injury

Posted May 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

After a knee injury sidelined a Desert Lighting Team dependent half way through his high school senior year football season, hope of playing football at the next level seemed lost. Tyler Wright, Cienega High School Bobcats defensive tackle, sustained a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the sixth game of…

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Stopping buffelgrass in its tracks

Posted April 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

The Arizona Conservation Corps is removing buffelgrass from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Buffelgrass is an invasive species of grass brought to Arizona from Africa in the 1920s. It was intended to be used as forage food for cattle and other livestock. However, it has expanded into the open areas of the Sonoran Desert posing a…

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Outdoor Rec shows D-M alternate outlets

Posted April 24, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

The 355th Force Support Squadron provides Airmen a way to get out of the dorms and enjoy the outdoors. “The Outdoor Recreation Center is an alternate outlet to help Airmen and their families, Department of Defense employees and retirees get up and do something that maybe they haven’t done before,” said Connie Knoob, ODR manager….

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

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D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area, according to D-M’s Fiscal Year 2013 Economic Impact Analysis, released here April 10. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all…

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D-M first sergeants stand for Airmen

Posted April 17, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Things are not always as they appear, especially when it comes to D-M’s “diamond wearers”. In the U.S. Air Force, first sergeant is not a rank, but a special duty held by a senior enlisted member who reports directly to the unit commander. This billet is held by individuals of pay grades E-7 through E-9…

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