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Annual D-M 50 picnic scheduled for March 15

Posted March 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

The annual DM-50 picnic will be held March 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bama Park here.  The picnic is a free event for active duty members, families, retirees and any guests sponsored onto the base. The DM-50 will be providing a variety of free entertainment, food, drinks and events. “It is a…

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CMSAF #5 Robert Gaylor inspires D-M’s newest Chiefs

Posted March 14, 2014 by Chiefs Group

The Desert Lightning Team Chiefs’ Group honored six Airmen recently selected for promotion to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in a ceremony at the Mirage Club here Feb. 22. The ceremony recognized DLT honorees for their hard work, dedication, loyalty and sacrifice as they achieved the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. The…

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# 1 NY Times author teaches D-M Airmen

Posted March 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin Dr. Gary Chapman, author, signs copies of“The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workspace” after his seminar at the base theater here, March 7. A copy of his book was given out to everyone in attendance. Dr. Gary Chapman, author of “The 5 Languages of Appreciation…

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CAF Day: Physically “Charged”

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Desert Lightning Team members pose with Jarret Johnson, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League, following a workout at here, March 3. D-M acknowledged the physical pillar of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day by offering Airmen a chance to work out with Johnson.   Jarret Johnson, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers…

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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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