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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.

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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.

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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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943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

The 943rd Rescue Group finance office was recently awarded the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command’s Financial Analysis Office of the Year for their support of the group’s personnel recovery mission. The finance office efficiently handled more than $30 million in funding for the unit to support various deployments and other costs associated to ensure the…


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SPPV office fortifies Green Dot initiatives

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Air Force, and society at large, are facing an ongoing challenge that is drastically affecting lives each day. While we fight wars in the Middle East, we are also taking on an enemy much closer to home. Interpersonal and self-directed violence are realities the Air Force is combating with a variety of programs. The…

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BMGR celebrates 75 years

Posted  December 2, 2016

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Barry M. Goldwater Range acquisition. Established in 1941, the BMGR lies along the U.S. and Mexico border in Southwest Arizona and spans more than 1 million acres. Additionally, it makes up 7,000 miles of airspace and sees 54,000 sorties a year. Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan AFB,…

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Health & Safety

Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster , path of no return

Posted  December 2, 2016

Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting. It is also considered “high risk” drinking due to the health concerns associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Many stories about heavy drinking are glamorized, not publicized, or forgotten altogether, so behaviors don’t change. Here’s a story that illustrates the…

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U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife Col. Kim Campbell, 612th Theater Operations Group commander, arrive at the Tucson Veterans Day Parade in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 11, 2016. Scott Campbell is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the Air Force with more than 100 aircraft, 7,500 Airmen and 3,200 civilians at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour)
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Veterans Day parade …

Posted  December 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Campbell, 355th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife Col. Kim Campbell, 612th Theater Operations Group commander, arrive at the Tucson Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2016, in Tucson. Scott Campbell is responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations…

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Retirement cause of serious separation anxiety

Posted  December 2, 2016

Of all places, I was in the veterinarian’s office with our dog, Moby, when I started feeling differently about veterans. It wasn’t the smell of disinfectant, the hiss of the cat Moby was sniffing, or the yapping of a dog in the treatment room that got my wheels spinning. It was the sight of my…

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