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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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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)
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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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Desert Lightning News – Davis Monthan Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Posted June 4, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Click on the link above and check out our front-page story this month: for the second time in six years, Davis-Monthan AFB has been named the top base in the Air Force by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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AAFES bulks up BE FIT website

Posted June 1, 2018 by

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers now have an easier way to find workout plans, healthy recipes and fitness insights at their fingertips. The Defense Department’s largest retailer has debuted a fresh look to its BE FIT section on ShopMyExchange.com. Shoppers using cellphones, tablets or other personal devices to visit the site…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Posted May 10, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a great issue with news and features prepared for you this month – starting with our cover story, which features 755th Operational Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Shane Berger.

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Nine killed in final flight of 60-year-old C-130

Posted May 3, 2018 by by Russ Bynum and Danica Coto

A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia May 2, and authorities said there are no survivors. “Nine crew members died in the accident, but until their families and relatives are notified, we cannot give their names,” said…

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Photograph courtesy of the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association
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Five dead as C-130 cargo plane crashes in Georgia

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An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed May 2 onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the…

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