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ACC command chief visits D-M

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt., Richard A. Parsons, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., speaks to personnel at the 355th Security Forces Squadron, Feb. 19. Parsons emphasized capability versus capacity of Airmen regarding the force management the Air Force is currently undergoing.

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How effective is D-M?

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

The Desert Lightning Team will be tested on how effectively its mission is executed during a Unit Effectiveness Inspection, March 20-30. A UEI is a capstone event, which is a continual evaluation of performance throughout an inspection period. A UEI is broken up into four major gradable areas; managing resources, leading people, improving the unit…

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From detection to relaxation

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

D-M held its first official retirement ceremony for a military working dog, Feb. 19.

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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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Mayor of Tucson visits the 162nd Fighter Wing

Posted February 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Lacey Roberts

Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, visited the Tucson Air National Guard Feb. 7, to tour the 162nd Fighter Wing and learn more about the wing’s missions. Col. Phil Purcell, the 162nd Fighter Wing Commander, met the mayor and presented a wing mission brief. Although he has visited before, the mayor never had the opportunity to…

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Air Force Assistance Fundraiser to begin in March

Posted February 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

The Air Force Assistance Fundraiser will run from March 24, and ends May 2. The Desert Lightning Team goal this year is $121,074. “The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual opportunity for Air Force members to contribute to four specific Air Force Charities,” said Capt. Benjamin Coffman, 12 AF Staff Acquisitions officer. “It is…

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Green Machine

Posted February 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

A base-wide Green Machine will take place Feb. 18-21. Green Machine is a project that allows the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron to focus efforts on trimming trees and picking up debris from facility managers around the base. An e-mail notification from CE was sent to all facility managers with the information needed to prepare their…

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D-M hosts 16.4 MW solar array ribbon cutting ceremony

Posted February 20, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Davis-Monthan photovoltaic solar array project was held here, Feb. 13. The 16.4 megawatt solar array is the largest of its kind on any U.S. Department of Defense installation. “It is satisfying and gratifying, after 25 years in this industry, the leadership that has been shown and continues to…

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Fostering for Airmen

Posted February 6, 2014 by Airman 1st Class B. Chevalier

People are always in need of help, whether you see the homeless on the corner or a stranger asking for help. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives we only help those people who come to us with their problems. Two Airmen from the 355th Fighter Wing staff have reached out to…

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Leaders Are Readers Book Club

Posted February 6, 2014 by

Are you looking for some mentorship and development? Do you like to read? Then Leaders are Readers is for you! Our purpose is to enhance the professional growth of all Desert Lighting Team members through reading and mentoring. Leaders are Readers discuss leadership novels from the CSAF Reading List as well as other insightful novels….

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