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563rd RQG realigns to the 355th FW

The 563rd Rescue Group, a geographically-separated unit out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was realigned from the 23rd Wing to Davis-Monthan AFB’s 355th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 2018. The realignment brought all rescue squadrons and maintenance units that fall under the 563rd RQG, to include other geographically-separated assets located at Nellis AFB, Nevada, under the supervision of the 355th FW.

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We start off this month’s issue of DLN with kudos and congrats to Lt. Col. Robin Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, who recently achieved the milestone of 5,000 flight hours in an A-10.

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Arizona Air National Guard’s first deployment in 31 years

Airmen from the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, have wrapped up Exercise Ample Strike 2018 at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, after a 31-year hiatus since their last deployment overseas.


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D-M issues claims notice for Master Sgt. Eric Kieffer

Posted  January 11, 2017

MSgt Eric Kieffer of the 68th Rescue Flight, Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz., passed away Jan. 1, 2017. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt Meaghan Maki, at 520-228-9258, or by email at meaghan.maki@us.af.mil.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 11

Posted  January 11, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, President Obama says farewell to service members and new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III are saving the Air Force money.

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Posted  January 9, 2017

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted  January 9, 2017

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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A year in Photos — January 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Tucker, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, simulates an injured Airman in a vehicle rollover during Cactus Flag: a large force employment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2016. One of the purposes of the…

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