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700 students in military families earn scholarship awards

Posted July 2, 2015 by Mike Perron

FORT LEE, Va., – Seven hundred students of military families will each receive a $2,000 scholarship this year, thanks to the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program. The scholarship, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality of…

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75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted February 20, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, or…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Davis-Monthan AFB, which includes information for each organization on D-M – mission statements, demographics and responsibilities for each squadron, unit and other groups on base.

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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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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

Posted July 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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Given its pedigree, little bird looks to have a big future

Posted July 12, 2016 by The Boeing Company

Boeing’s newest attack helicopter is known by its nickname and smaller size compared with the AH-64 Apache—but those attributes don’t define the AH-6 “Little Bird.” The light attack and reconnaissance helicopter has a pedigreed background. U.S. Special Forces have used a variant of the AH-6 model for years, and the model’s heritage can be traced…

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ACC senior leaders challenge Airmen

Posted March 20, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham) U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, referees an arm wrestling match between Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, and Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski, 355th Fighter Wing public affairs photojournalist, at Davis-Monthan, March 1. While McDonald and Carlisle visited…

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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

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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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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted May 15, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including but not…

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Airmen and Marines fuel the fight

Posted April 13, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 162nd Wing’s F-16 schoolhouse at the Tucson International Airport often serves as a model for security cooperation with America’s global allies. It’s not common, however, that the international training center hosts Marine Corps reservists to augment Guard Airmen here. Beginning in late March and ending in early June, bulk fuel specialists from Bulk…

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