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Beneficiaries have increased access to behavioral health services

Posted May 15, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — Airmen, veterans and family members seeking care for a variety of mental health and medical conditions have direct access to care from their primary care clinic. The support is available through the Air Force’s Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP), a consultation service within primary care designed to target any issue…

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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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Exchange offers full-service refueling to drivers with disabilities

Posted January 23, 2015 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, with the support of U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, is adding a new system to gas stations on military installations worldwide to make it easier for drivers with disabilities to receive full-service fueling with the push of a button. In 2014, after a request from the…

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Five dead as C-130 cargo plane crashes in Georgia

Posted May 2, 2018 by

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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Commissary patrons help drive Feds Feed Families support

Posted July 20, 2016 by Jessica Rouse

FORT LEE, Va. — Last year was a banner year for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The Defense Department collected more than 3.2 million pounds of food and personal hygiene items for donation to local food banks and pantries. Commissary employees and their patrons contributed almost 50 percent or a whopping 1.6 million pounds of DOD’s…

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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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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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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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A year in Photos — November 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerrime Williams, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs linebacker, grabs the flag from a Fort Huachuca Black Knights offensive player during the 3rd annual Army vs. Air Force Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016. The D-M Mustangs took…

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D-M’s Fourth of July Celebration

Posted July 2, 2015 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

For July 4, D-M is scheduled to hold a few evening events to celebrate the holiday. Shuttles for the fireworks are scheduled to start running at 5:30 p.m. from Heritage Park, the Sonoran Science Academy and Borman Elementary School. Pre-firework events are slated to begin at 6 p.m. at Bama Park featuring live music by…

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