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Blanchard Golf Course to close

The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1.

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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Digital Edition We have a great issue of news and features prepared for you this month – thanks for checking us out! On page 3, we salute D-M pilots Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, who were each…

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JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course…

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Hearts of strength

She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor as she lay in a dark hospital room March 12, 2014, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama. Light cut into the room as the door opened and a doctor walked in, waking her and her husband, Kyle Kramer. The doctor informed…


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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
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A year in Photos — July 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, removes the cover from an adhesive strip on a block of C4 plastic explosive during an explosive ordnance disposal immersion course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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A year in Photos — August 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

Courtesy photo U.S. Airmen from the 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron perform pre-flight checks in an EC-130H Compass Call before executing its first training mission with an upgraded cockpit acquired via an avionic viability program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 11, 2016. The 42nd ECS’s Compass Calls were the first to be upgraded in…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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A year in Photos — September 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour A C-130T stages before executing a functional-check flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2016. The aircraft will be transferred to the 220th Airlift Wing to support personnel and supply movement as well as disaster relief efforts U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman…

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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

Posted  January 6, 2017

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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A year in Photos — November 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerrime Williams, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mustangs linebacker, grabs the flag from a Fort Huachuca Black Knights offensive player during the 3rd annual Army vs. Air Force Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2016. The D-M Mustangs took…

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