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Diamond Sharp February 1, 2013

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Senior Airman Jeffery L. Gunter/ 924 MXS, (924 FG) Name/Squadron: Senior Airman Jeffery L. Gunter/ 924 MXS, (924 FG) First Sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. John K. Harris Duty Title: Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman When Joined the AF:  September, 2001 Hometown: Willits, CA Hobbies: Poker, working out, hiking, fishing, softball and off-roading. Selection Reasons:  Airman Gunter…

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Col. Maxwell: Goodbye to wing but not Arizona

Posted June 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

Col. Edward Maxwell has spent much of his career serving the state of Arizona as well as his country. Although his service with the 162nd Fighter Wing has come to an end, his service to the state continues on. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer selected Maxwell to be the Assistant Adjutant General, Air Commander of the…

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D-M welcomes five new Chief Master Sergeants

Posted November 21, 2013 by

Congratulations on joining on the ranks of Chief Master Sergeant! (C) MSgt Kevin Wendt, 612 Support Squadron (C) MSgt Todd Popovic, 48th Rescue Squadron (C) MSgt Brett McCracken, 355th Operational Support Squadron (C) MSgt Nathan Zinn, 68th Guardian Angel Training Flight (C) MSgt Christian Cahalan, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

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Diamond Sharp May 30, 2014

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Name/Squadron:  Staff Sgt. Bryan Castro / 25 OWS First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Nathan Rice Duty Title: Shift Supervisor When joined the AF: Aug. 4, 2009 Hometown: Long Island, NY Hobbies: Spending time with family (wife Racquel, children Caroline (3) and Melanie (1) ), playing guitar, studying, listening to music, reading the Bible, working out. And…

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Pilot saves six Marines, earns Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Posted January 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — It was October 2008 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A Marine had been shot twice in the arm, another in the helmet and the Marine Special Operations Team had three of their weapons damaged by fire. They were outnumbered 11 to one and in desperate need of air…

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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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Diamond Sharp March 22, 2013

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Name/Squadron: Airman 1st Class Crystal Martinez, 355 Security Forces Squadron First Sergeant: Master Sgt. Ragnone Duty Title: Response Force Leader When Joined the AF:  May 2011 Hometown: Tucson, AZ Hobbies: Running, Playing Softball, Reading Books, and Watching Movies Selection Reasons: Airman Martinez deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan where she secured 31K Coalition Forces, $50 billion…

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DLT Airmen selected for promotion

Posted August 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Air Force notified 268 Airmen here August 1 that they had been selected for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant. There were a total of 34,078 Airmen eligible to for promotion. With a selection rate of 32.9 percent, 11,212 of those Airmen will join the noncommissioned officer tier. The Desert Lightning Team promotees…

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Staff Sergeant promotion test rescheduled

Posted February 13, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. “We have assured Airmen selected for promotion…

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