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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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68th Rescue Flight

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To instruct and train pararescuemen and combat rescue officers advanced skill upgrades and proficiency training in order to meet combat capability requirements and integration with joint combat forces in support of joint force commander/combatant commander taskings. Vision: Dedicated to developing a culture of holistic leaders, skilled in the art of land warfare and equipped…

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Detachment 3, Air Combat Command Training Support

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Det. 3 is one of 13 operations training development detachments located throughout Air Combat Command and was established Oct. 1, 1991, as a major command special activity when control for operations training development reverted from tactical training wings to Headquarters, Tactical Air Command. Description: Approximately 21 people are assigned to Det. 3. Represented specialties…

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923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Ensure rapid mobilization of HH-60G and HC-130J aircraft, and maintenance forces supporting combat/peacetime combat search and rescue operations. Vision: We aggressively maintain two elements of the rescue triad; we generate both vertical lift and fixed wing sorties … that others may live. Description: Maintains, services and inspects seven HC-130J, and nine HH-60G aircraft. Plans,…

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305th Rescue Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Trained and equipped to conduct combat search and rescue missions worldwide utilizing the HH-60G “Pavehawk” helicopter. Our primary mission is to penetrate enemy territory, to recover downed aircrew and return them to friendly forces. Additionally, we fly life-and-death search and rescue missions to help locate and recover injured people within the land and coastal…

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612th Air Communications Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To provide premier Air & Space Operations Center weapon systems communications support and versatile deployable communications capability to the U.S. Southern Command. Vision: Deliver cutting-edge cyberspace capability enabling decisive combat power and responsive humanitarian assistance. Slogan: “On line on time”

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