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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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Desert Lightning News – Davis Monthan Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Click on the link above and check out our front-page story this month: for the second time in six years, Davis-Monthan AFB has been named the top base in the Air Force by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Air Force family’s blind son awarded service dog

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…


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Air Force promotions eliminates time-in-grade, time-in-service points

Posted  November 18, 2016

Time-in-grade and time-in-service points in active duty enlisted promotion consideration will be eliminated beginning with the 17E7 master sergeant promotion cycle, and all future promotion cycles, the Air Force recently announced. This is the final step in a gradual reduction of points for TIG/TIS that occurred one-third at a time over three years as part…

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Veterans

VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor

Posted  March 20, 2015

Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Effective 2015, VA eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs…

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Health & Safety

Behavioral Health Services Employee Assistance and WorkLife Programs

Posted  February 2, 2018

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. Feb. 14 Enhancing Your Life with Positive Thinking We know that optimism is beneficial to life satisfaction. But did you know that being positive can also mitigate stress, decrease depression levels, improve coping skills, and even increase your lifespan? This month’s webinar covers the dos and don’ts of common thought…

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12th Air Force bomb wings move to Air Force Global Strike Command

Posted  April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force have directed the realignment of the Air Force’s B-1 bomber fleets and Long Range Strike-Bomber program from Air Combat Command to Air Force Global Strike Command, effective Oct. 1. The move will realign the Air Force’s core mission of global strike and all of…

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357th FS, 22nd STS team up for austere landings

Posted  October 13, 2015

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Four A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 357th Fighter Squadron flew to the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, California to conduct austere landing training, Sept. 22, while the unit was participating in Green Flag-West 15-10. The training involved the landing of A-10s on the unimproved surface of Bicycle Lake Army Airfield’s…

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