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A year in Photos — August 2016

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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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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 6, 2018

Posted July 6, 2018 by

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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New guide provides steps for conducting farmers markets on installations

Posted November 13, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON — A new guide shows military installations how to successfully establish and operate farmers markets. The Guide for Farmers Markets on Military Installations, published this week, provides military commanders with effective ways to bring local agricultural products into the diets of service members and their families at installations across the country. The guide is the…

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162nd Airmen participate in Pima Regional SWAT training

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd) Airmen of the 162nd Wing and local law enforcement personnel participated in an annual SWAT training course in Tucson. Tech. Sgt. Sam Alanis and Staff Sgt. Louis Duran from the Security Forces Squadron experienced what it takes to be a part of the Pima Regional…

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Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

WASHINGTON – Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced today additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America’s digital infrastructure…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Jim Yang-Hellewell, LCSW

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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Military life: Separated, but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by Commentary by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about is how am I going…

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Airman Handbook desktop icon available Dec. 18

Posted December 16, 2015 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANOTNIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen will be able to access the Airman Handbook via a desktop icon slated to begin Dec. 18. The Airman Handbook is a compilation of policies, procedures and standards that guide Airmen’s actions within the profession of arms. Each desktop will have an icon with an e-Link to…

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The Planet Hunters: Our telescopes are discovering new worlds. Will the next one hold life?

Posted July 12, 2016 by From Lockheed Martin Corporation Media  

High above the surf and tanned beaches of Hawaii lies one of the Pacific’s highest mountains: Mauna Kea. Capped at 13,796 feet (4,205 meters), it’s the perfect perch for some of Lockheed Martin’s employees in Hawaii. There they study the sky to inform the science community about space junk, and—much farther away—planets. In fact, they…

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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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