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Police week honors fallen defenders

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a great issue with news and features prepared for you this month – starting with our cover story, which features 755th Operational Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Shane Berger.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Salutes & Awards

D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year

The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.

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Prominent TED Talks speaker visits D-M

Simon Sinek visited to speak with Airmen and base leadership at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 2. Sinek is the author of several books which focus on the way leaders and followers in organizations think act and operate.

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943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

The 943rd Rescue Group finance office was recently awarded the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command’s Financial Analysis Office of the Year for their support of the group’s personnel recovery mission. The finance office efficiently handled more than $30 million in funding for the unit to support various deployments and other costs associated to ensure the…


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Bomb Building Airmen: AMMO flight sustains AF lethality during readiness exercise

Posted  February 16, 2018

It’s day six of a base-wide readiness exercise. Airmen are dressed in an intricate but lightweight suit, consisting of a protective gas mask, gloves and over boots, specifically made to prevent deadly agents from reaching the skin and respiratory system.

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355th Fighter Wing commander updates community partners

Posted  February 14, 2018

The 355th Fighter Wing commander met with members of the Davis-Monthan Tucson Valley Council for a quarterly update here Feb. 9.

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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted  February 14, 2018

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement exercise

Posted  February 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer A forklift places cargo onto a weigh station during a large-scale cargo movement exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Cargo movement specialists from the 355th Logistics Readiness…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted  February 14, 2018

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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