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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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D-M open house moves to March 2019

Posted  February 2, 2018

The 2018 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Open House slated for March 17-18 has been rescheduled to March 23-24, 2019. The air show was moved to better accommodate performer requirements and give Arizona the chance to host an air show annually by establishing alternating years for Luke Air Force Base and D-M open houses. The…

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Luke Days welcomes Navy Blue Angels

Posted  February 2, 2018

The 56th Fighter Wing has moved Luke Days to March 17-18 in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air show marks Luke’s 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941. The show will be headlined, for the first…

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Recruit’s BT experience more than expected

Posted  February 2, 2018

I left home for the first time in my 20 years of living on Jan. 10, 2017, to become an Airman. I saw the Air Force as an opportunity to better myself through professionalism, education and experience. As a first generation Airman I went in blind, but I knew what I wanted, and I wasn’t…

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Hello Air Education and Training Command,

Posted  February 2, 2018

I invite you to watch the newest video on my intent for AETC. The topic is the big picture, and how we all fit into it. I truly believe that one of our greatest attributes as Airmen is that we are thinkers. We want to know ‘why.’ Once you have watched the video, I invite…

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50 years later: MLK still impacting world

Posted  February 2, 2018

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — We just celebrated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I wonder if Dr. King was here today, would he be proud of his impact on the world or saddened by today’s current standings? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a great vision in which we all can…

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