Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - July 6, 2018
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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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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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EOD flight practices for open house demonstration

Posted March 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby and Senior Airman Chris Massey

A firewall detonation simulates a bomb run during the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight’s open house explosive demonstration practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2015. The EOD flight will be detonating explosives to simulate an A-10C Thunderbolt II strafing run during the upcoming 2016 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
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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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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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Exchange offering a savings before, during, after Black Friday

Posted November 24, 2015 by

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 26-30. The bountiful savings begin at www.shopmyexchange.com on Thanksgiving Day with Samsung 65-inch UHD TVs marked down to $1,299, a $1,200 value, UGGs boots for $139 and 35 percent off all Vince Camuto and Lauren Ralph Lauren handbags….

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Oceans apart: Airmen couple thrives on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — After jet-setting from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, to Seattle, Denise prepared to embark on the grueling 10-hour plane ride to Japan. It was Christmas week and she was visiting her boyfriend, Johnny, for the first time since he moved earlier in 2014. Denise knew it would be hard to maintain their…

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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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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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