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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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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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A year in Photos — February 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kaylah Cook, 12th Air Force knowledge manager, crawls on the ground for help while simulating an aircraft crash victim with a broken leg during the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 Aircraft Crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 24,…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 6

Posted  January 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen march in the Rose Parade, coalition forces conduct more than 70 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the New Year, and an Air Force amputee is attempting to resume his career in Pararescue.

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A year in Photos — March 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, meet 355th Civil Engineering Squadron fire emergency services flight Airmen during a base tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2016. The 355th…

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A year in Photos — April 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Hass, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, uses a hook and line procedure to remotely remove a suspicious package from a vehicle during the Comprehensive Airman Fitness Month Fire Department Fitness Challenge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March…

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