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Airman receives Soldier’s Medal

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Master Sergeant Matthew A. Garcia was presented the Soldier’s Medal by Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, Mar. 25. While deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Garcia saved the lives of two pilots who were critically injured after landing their helicopter on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan….

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Warrior of the Week July 20, 2012

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Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Airman 1st Class Zachary A. Toon Family: Father: Scott, Mother: Linda, Brother: Adam, Sister: Emily Hometown: Wichita, KS Unit: 355 CPTS Job title: Customer Service Technician…

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Diamond Sharp: December 14, 2012

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Name/Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Allen Spoon First Sergeant: Master Sgt. George Poppe Duty Title: NCOIC, Network Infrastructure When joined the AF: May 1998 Hometown: Fort Worth, TX Hobbies: Exercise, spending time with family Selection Reasons: Tech. Sgt. Spoon performs at a level far beyond that of most of our DLT Technical Sergeants. He has assumed a…

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D-M welcomes home deployed Airmen

Posted April 18, 2013 by Photos and story by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

More than 300 pilots and aircrew from the 354th Fighter Squadron and 355th Maintenance Group here returned this week after a six-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

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“These things we do that others may live”

Posted September 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla A Elizeu

Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron will be awarded medals Sept. 20 at the 55th RQS at 2 p.m. The Distinguished Flying Cross Medal with Valor and the Air Medal with Valor will be presented to eight Airmen for their actions during a contingency operation. While deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the 55th RQS members…

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Diamond Sharp April 18, 2014

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Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Jessica Nail / 612 AOC (CPD) First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Jamie Harwick Duty Title: ATO Production Technician When joined the AF: August 16, 2011 Hometown: Cambridge, Illinois Hobbies: Soccer, Playing musical instruments, and Auto-mechanics Selection Reasons:   Airman Nail was handpicked to participate in a two part development and operational testing…

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Air Combat Command receives new leadership

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley 

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The men and women of Air Combat Command welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4. Gen. Hawk Carlisle assumed command of ACC from Gen. Mike Hostage before a standing room only audience in the 27th Fighter Squadron hangar. Guests included Airmen, community leaders, and civilian…

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Technical sergeant promotion release delayed

Posted May 28, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS), officials announced. The 2015 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation…

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More D-M Technical Sergeants make rank

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

More than 100 D-M technical sergeants earned a future promotion to master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here May 17. Most of the promotees were listed in the May 18 edition of Desert Lightning News, but the following list of future master sergeants were inadvertently left off of that list. Congratulations to the…

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Warrior of the Week September 21, 2012

Posted September 20, 2012 by Staff

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Senior Airman Jennifer L. Dane Family: Michael and Phyllis Acree (Parents), Tyler Acree and Phillip Acree (Brothers).

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