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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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25th Operational Weather Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To provide accurate, timely and relevant weather analyses, forecasts, warnings, and briefings to Air Force, Army, National Guard, Reserve and Combatant Command forces operating in the western hemisphere. Additionally, the 25th OWS produces aviation hazard forecasts for flight levels above 18,000 feet and all synoptic analysis across the entire U.S. Northern Command area of…

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924th Fighter Group

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Forge the world’s most lethal attack pilots: Mission, Airmen, Family. Vision: To be the benchmark of total force flying training and maintenance excellence. Description: Consists of three units: the 924th Maintenance Squadron, the 47th Fighter Squadron, and the 924th Operational Support Flight, which collectively employ 550 members in more than 20 Air Force specialty…

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214th Reconnaissance Group

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Provide superior, persistent armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and incident awareness, and assessment capabilities to support, and defend national, regional and state interests. Vision: Charting the course today for tomorrow’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and incident awareness and assessment. Description: The 214th RG, also known as “The Black Sheep,” is composed of two squadrons:…

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924th Maintenance Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To maintain aircraft to facilitate the training, education and mentoring of the world’s finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces. To further develop the leaders, wingmen, and warriors at all ranks to meet the challenges of leading our service today, and into our future while continuing to support Total Force Integration. Vision: Provide…

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47th Fighter Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To train, educate, and mentor the world’s finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces while honing the core competencies of A/OA-10 instruction, operations management and aircrew life support. To develop leaders, wingmen and warriors in all ranks to meet the challenges of leading our service today and into the future. Description: The squadron…

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