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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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Arizona Guard deploys to Czech Republic for Ample Strike 2018

F-16 aircraft assigned to the 195th Fighter Squadron, 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard in Tucson, Ariz., and supporting Airmen, are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base recently welcomed its new commander, Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

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Mission feature: AGE generates airpower from the ground up

The 162nd Maintenance Group dedicates more than eight hundred personnel to keeping the wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons airborne, but for one flight in the 162nd Maintenance Squadron, air superiority starts on the ground.

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Couple provides support for foster animals

Whether they are kept for a few weeks or a lifetime, sheltered animals around the nation rely on dedicated and caring individuals that can help them find a home.


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Local

47th FS triumphs in second consecutive Hawgsmoke

Posted  June 8, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 47th Fighter Squadron was announced the winner and top team overall of Hawgsmoke 2016 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 3. The remaining results of this year’s Hawgsmoke competition are listed below. 45 High Altitude Dive Bomb: 1. Capt. David Knighton 47th FS, D-M AFB 2. 1st Lt….

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DoD

DoD eliminates renter’s insurance from BAH

Posted  April 3, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS. Va. — Following recent changes to Department of Defense Basic Housing Allowance policies, U.S. Service members living in privatized base housing will no longer automatically receive renter’s insurance through property management companies. Since privatization, Service members who live in military housing communities were automatically provided renter’s insurance through the terms of their lease agreement…

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Air Force

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted  February 17, 2017

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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Air Force

AF Services Activity launches drive for new club members

Posted  October 6, 2017

Hot on the heels of its 2017 Air Force Club Member Appreciation Program, the Air Force Services Activity is launching a drive to attract new members. Like the membership appreciation event, the new-member drive offers a grand prize of $10,000. “First, we showed appreciation to our members and encouraged them to convert their membership to…

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Sports

Wounded warrior competes for games

Posted  April 7, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from across the nation journeyed here for their chance at becoming members of the 2017 Warrior Games team during the AF Trials Feb. 24 – March 3. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is a congressionally mandated, federally funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to…

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