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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 — May 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Pawel Lichter and additional Holocaust survivors release butterflies during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2016. The ceremony concluded outside with the release of butterflies as a symbol of hope. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released…

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A year in Photos — June 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt Children greet their father June 2 as he returns to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from a 306th Rescue Squadron deployment to the Horn of Africa. As the ground force for the personnel recovery task force, the 306th RQS provided combat search and rescue and casualty evacuation…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
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Razor’s Edge: Practicing mass casualty recovery

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 48th Rescue Squadron provides overwatch during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. Pararescuemen were air dropped into the site of a simulated plane crash, where they triaged casualties and had them airlifted from…

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A year in Photos — July 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, removes the cover from an adhesive strip on a block of C4 plastic explosive during an explosive ordnance disposal immersion course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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A year in Photos — August 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

Courtesy photo U.S. Airmen from the 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron perform pre-flight checks in an EC-130H Compass Call before executing its first training mission with an upgraded cockpit acquired via an avionic viability program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 11, 2016. The 42nd ECS’s Compass Calls were the first to be upgraded in…

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