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One AWACS lands at D-M for Boneyard Storage

Posted July 2, 2015 by

One NATO E-3A AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) departed NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany and landed around 1 p.m. June 23, for storage in the ‘Boneyard’. This is the first ever NATO AWACS to be retired. The decision to retire one E-3A was made by the North Atlantic Council in an effort to modernize the…

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41 EECS Scorpions execute theater electronic warfare

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. The unit flies the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft which is configured to execute worldwide information warfare tactics.  It conducts electronic attack operations in order to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
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A year in Photos — October 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Airman Brittany Wade, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, loads an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The objective of the…

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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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What TRICARE beneficiaries need to know about open enrollment, marketplace

Posted November 10, 2015 by TRICARE.mil Communications

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — It’s time for open enrollment; the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan. The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov is Nov. 1 to Jan. 31 for 2016 coverage. How does this affect you? Most TRICARE beneficiaries don’t need to worry about open enrollment….

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U.S. and partner nations participate in mass casualty exercise

Posted June 12, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

WINSLOW, Ariz.  — A mass casualty exercise involving multinational armed services took place in northern Arizona Friday for Angel Thunder 2015. A casualty collection point was setup in an aircraft hangar at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport where more than 50 simulated casualties were transported from a simulated flood disaster site in Camp Navajo Training Site, Arizona. Upon arrival…

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Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

Posted January 23, 2015 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — The fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice, known as UCMJ, in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault. All of the UCMJ amendments contained in the NDAA pertain to investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes and victim…

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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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