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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Salutes & Awards

Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Salutes & Awards

Police week honors fallen defenders

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

Desert Lightning News - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a great issue with news and features prepared for you this month – starting with our cover story, which features 755th Operational Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Shane Berger.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Salutes & Awards

D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year

The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Local

Prominent TED Talks speaker visits D-M

Simon Sinek visited to speak with Airmen and base leadership at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 2. Sinek is the author of several books which focus on the way leaders and followers in organizations think act and operate.


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79th Rescue Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Maintains combat-ready status with six HC-130J aircraft and provides rapidly deployable, expeditionary personnel recovery forces to combatant commanders for contingency/crisis response operations worldwide. The 79th Rescue Squadron specializes in the rescue of isolated personnel from austere airfields in denied territory using night vision goggles as well as conducts adverse weather, low level, airdrop, air…

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Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations was established in 1949 as a separate operating agency under the staff supervision of the Inspector General. AFOSI is the primary U.S. Air Force investigative agency for major crimes. The scope of AFOSI’s mission has evolved significantly. Today, the AFOSI mission includes such diverse investigative areas as criminal…

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943rd Rescue Group (AFRC)

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provide leadership, management, policy formulation, planning and standardization for operations, training and support of the Air Force Reserve Command’s rescue assets, Description: There are three squadrons, three flights and one geographically separated unit. The group is equipped with six HH-60G “Pave Hawk” helicopters to support worldwide combat rescue operations.

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563rd Operations Support Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provide the world’s best operational support to the Air Force’s premier rescue group by enabling mission accomplishment through exceptional intelligence, plans, scheduling, training and aerial delivery support in a coordinated effort to guarantee successful worldwide operations. Vision: Diverse group of rescue professionals who are well-trained to lead and prepared to support full spectrum personnel…

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612th Air and Space Operations Center

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Plan, command, control, execute, and assess air, space, and information operations to meet Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and commander, United States Southern Command taskings across the full spectrum of military operations. Vision: The innovative leader of AOCs for real-world execution and operational testing in air, space and information…

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