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CE test warfighting capabilities

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28-30, 2018. The exercise was held to evaluate their response to a damaged airfield in a simulated deployed environment.

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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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Hello Air Education and Training Command,

Posted  February 2, 2018

I invite you to watch the newest video on my intent for AETC. The topic is the big picture, and how we all fit into it. I truly believe that one of our greatest attributes as Airmen is that we are thinkers. We want to know ‘why.’ Once you have watched the video, I invite…

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50 years later: MLK still impacting world

Posted  February 2, 2018

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — We just celebrated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I wonder if Dr. King was here today, would he be proud of his impact on the world or saddened by today’s current standings? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a great vision in which we all can…

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Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico

Posted  February 2, 2018

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Every morning her brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for five to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for…

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Attitude of gratitude is Airman’s story of resilience

Posted  February 2, 2018

“I already got my running blade,” said an enthusiastic Maj. Stephanie Proellochs. After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family. “Since I started walking on my prosthesis there are…

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Health & Safety

Your child’s mouth: What’s going on in there?

Posted  February 2, 2018

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association recommends what the correct dental care is and what normal dental development looks like for a child’s dental health. Although the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Dental Clinic does not treat dependents, the 355th Dental Squadron dentists, hygienists, technicians and staff are happy to answer…

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