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Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ, and surrounding communities. We have a great issue of material prepared for your reading pleasure this month – and a little eye candy, too, what a nice shot of the A10-C on our front cover!

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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Army camp built to protect early settlers

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Fort Huachuca is a product of the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. In February 1877, Col. August Kautz, commander of the Department of Arizona, ordered that a camp be established in the Huachuca Mountains. This camp would offer protection to settlers and travel routes in southeastern Arizona while simultaneously blocking the traditional Apache…

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Arizona Air National Guard F-16 crashes

Posted September 6, 2017 by By 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts

Iraqi student pilot confirmed dead after F-16 crash A pilot was killed when an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed Sept. 5, 2017, 20 miles northwest of Safford, Ariz. An Iraqi student pilot conducting a routine F-16 training mission in conjunction with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing in Tucson, Ariz., went down at approximately 3…

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Fallen WW I aviator gets distinguished flying cross

Posted July 7, 2017 by by C. TODD LOPEZ

WASHINGTON — Army Capt. James Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918. Army Capt. James Miller On the 242nd birthday of the…

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NASA selects Army surgeon for astronaut training

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Army Staff Sgt. JORDEN WEIR

FORT CARSON, Colo. ­— How many lifetimes does it take to become a soldier, pilot, doctor — and an astronaut? For Army Maj. (Dr.) Francisco Rubio, the battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, it only takes one. Soldier, astronaut Rubio recently took his place as one of only 12 Americans selected…

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Pentagon displays art from wounded warriors

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Military Health System Communications Office

For retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Greg Miller, the hell of his time in Iraq still burns in his mind nearly 10 years later. Thanks to an alternative therapy tapping into his artistic side, he’s on the road to recovery. In 2008, he was in Kirkuk as part of the Air Force civil engineers’ Prime…

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Exchange Gives Shoppers Chance to Win Kawasaki KX™250F Motorcycle

Posted May 5, 2017 by

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving away $16,750 worth of motocross gear this spring during the Monster Kawasaki Motorcycle Sweepstakes. Through May 31, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of two Kawasaki KX™250F motorcycles, each valued at $7,500, or one of five Monster Motorcycle helmets,…

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Exchange shoppers save with Salad Wednesdays

Posted May 5, 2017 by

DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can put green on their plates while keeping some green in their wallets with Salad Wednesdays at their Exchange food court. Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. Salad Wednesday is part of the Exchange’s…

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