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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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Tuskegee Airman engages with today’s Airmen

Posted  November 4, 2016

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — Before heading into Boston Oct. 27 to speak at an event co-hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter, retired Col. Charles E. McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, met with several Airmen. McGee said he appreciates the opportunity he has to meet with this generation of Airmen. “I think it’s…

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Pearl Harbor survivor honored at UA stadium

Posted  November 4, 2016

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) James Francis, University of Arizona senior associate director of athletics, shows Lauren Bruner, one of six living survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, a commemorative jersey to be worn by the UA Wildcats football team Sept. 16, 2016….

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200-plus Health Profession Education Program candidates selected from 20 career fields for 2017

Posted  November 4, 2016

Air Force officials have selected more than 200 officers for the Air Force Medical Service Health Profession Education Program. Development team boards held this summer for the Biomedical Sciences Corps, Medical Service Corps and Nurse Corps selected 216 officers from 20 career fields for the program. The selected officers will attend such programs as Emergency…

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AFREP cuts costs with in-house repairs

Posted  November 4, 2016

The Air Force has tens of thousands of pieces of equipment in its inventory. Coming across broken components is inevitable.

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Tech Report: Biofuels

Posted  November 2, 2016

In this episode of Tech Report, we learn the important role biofuels play in reducing dependence on crude oil.

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