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Black Friday sales set for stateside commissaries

Posted November 24, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Vendors in stateside commissaries will offer expanded discounts on 120 name-brand products during DeCA’s first ever Black Friday sales Nov. 27-29. Commissaries in Alaska and Hawaii are also participating but with fewer items. These sales will be in addition to savings on current sales packages, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s…

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted February 13, 2015 by Holly Patraeus

WASHINGTON — Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Servicemembers, veterans…

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Commissaries support Military Saves Week

Posted February 20, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Maybe there are times when you envy friends or colleagues for the buying power they apparently command. After all, how do they spring for that popular but expensive specialty coffee, that premier movie everyone wants to see or that e-book on the bestseller list? Seems like your budget can’t handle such splurges,…

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The PURPLE Period

Posted April 6, 2018 by

Having a baby can be an extremely exciting time. The addition of a new member to the family can also be a bit stressful to adjust to. Do you ever have times when your newborn has long bouts of crying? Do you feel like you have exhausted all measures to try and calm your baby…

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Women in Service Review Rollout due in 2016

Posted January 16, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan. 1, 2016, a Pentagon official reported. Juliet Beyler, the Defense Department’s director of officer and enlisted personnel…

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Military leads the way in equal opportunity

Posted March 27, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Ryan Young

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — What does it take to change a nation? What force has the power to move millions of people in their fundamental views of the world? For Christopher Daniels, a U.S. Air Force colonel, that answer is simple: leadership. In his words, “The true agent of change is true leadership.”…

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From classroom to field ops: Marines train to be squad leaders

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres

KAHUKU TRAINING FACILITY – Lance Cpl. Anthony Acedo, a rifleman with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a Tuscon native, provides security Sept. 20 during a patrol as part of a training exercise aboard the Kahuku Training Facility. The exercise is part of a seven-week-long training event known as the Advance Infantry Course….

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A year in Photos — August 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Courtesy photo U.S. Airmen from the 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron perform pre-flight checks in an EC-130H Compass Call before executing its first training mission with an upgraded cockpit acquired via an avionic viability program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 11, 2016. The 42nd ECS’s Compass Calls were the first to be upgraded in…

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Razor’s Edge: Practicing mass casualty recovery

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron provides overwatch during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. Pararescuemen were air dropped into the site of a simulated plane crash, where they triaged casualties and had them airlifted from…

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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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