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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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D-M issues claims notice for Master Sgt. Eric Kieffer

Posted  January 11, 2017

MSgt Eric Kieffer of the 68th Rescue Flight, Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz., passed away Jan. 1, 2017. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt Meaghan Maki, at 520-228-9258, or by email at meaghan.maki@us.af.mil.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 11

Posted  January 11, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, President Obama says farewell to service members and new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III are saving the Air Force money.

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Posted  January 9, 2017

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted  January 9, 2017

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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A year in Photos — January 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Tucker, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, simulates an injured Airman in a vehicle rollover during Cactus Flag: a large force employment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2016. One of the purposes of the…

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