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Estate claims notice

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Staff Sgt. Shane M. Appleton of the 355th Operations Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., passed away Oct. 28, 2018. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Courts Officer, Capt. Stewart Cornett, at 520-228-4407 or via email at stewart.cornett@us.af.mil.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…

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Violin player sailed on to career in Navy

Posted November 2, 2018 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

There used to be an ad commonly seen in the 1960s that stated, “Join the Navy and see the world.” An accomplished violin player in middle and high school who played in the school orchestra took these words to heart. Richard States spent 20 years in the active Navy and eight years in the Naval…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

Posted October 11, 2018 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We start off this month’s issue of DLN with kudos and congrats to Lt. Col. Robin Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, who recently achieved the milestone of 5,000 flight hours in an A-10.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base recently welcomed its new commander, Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

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Nobel Prize winner’s line began in Spain, Cuba

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Luis Walter Alvarez was an American physicist, inventor and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. He was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1911, the second child and oldest son of Walter Alvarez, a physician, and his wife Harriet née Smyth. His grandfather, Luis F. Álvarez, was a physician…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Davis-Monthan AFB, which includes information for each organization on D-M – mission statements, demographics and responsibilities for each squadron, unit and other groups on base.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 6, 2018

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Welcome to the Desert Lightning News digital edition! It’s a summer season of change at Davis-Monthan AFB, as Col. Mike Drowley assumes command of the 355th Fighter Wing from Col. Scott Campbell.

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Mold partners with steamy monsoon

Posted July 6, 2018 by by 2nd Lt. GREGORY COX

With increasing humidity and temperatures, monsoon season at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base means prime conditions for mold growth. Mold can be found almost everywhere. It grows rapidly indoors when coming in contact with building materials that have sufficient moisture to support growth. The typical conditions leading to mold growth in buildings include inadequate moisture control,…

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