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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Salutes & Awards

Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Salutes & Awards

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Local

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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D-M celebrates Earth Day with Soaring Height

Posted  May 1, 2015

Soaring Heights Communities, the privatized Lend Lease housing community on Davis-Monthan, celebrated Earth Day with help from The Groundskeeper, and some of the community’s youngest residents. “We’re thrilled to work with The Groundskeeper to plant a 24-inch Ash tree, here, at Ironwood Park for Earth Day,” said Melanie Russell, Property Manager for Soaring Heights Communities….

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Defense

Official provides update on combat jobs for women

Posted  May 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – Since the Defense Department rescinded a 1994 policy that excluded women from serving in direct ground combat positions, the services have opened about 91,000 jobs to female service members, the Joint Staff’s vice director said here today. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost spoke at a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace…

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ANGEL THUNDER to bring increased flying in Arizona

Posted  May 1, 2015

The 8th annual ANGEL THUNDER Personnel Recovery exercise will take place May 30 – June 13, here and throughout the southwest. ANGEL THUNDER is the world’s largest Personnel Recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state, national, multinational and interagency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances. Davis-Monthan provides an ideal training location due…

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News

Commissary surcharge helps patrons improve benefit

Posted  May 1, 2015

FORT LEE, Va.– There’s a lot to learn about the commissary surcharge just by considering four new commissaries opened last year on Army, Navy and Air Force installations. Thanks to the surcharge – the 5 percent added to every commissary customer’s receipt – the military communities at Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Md.; Fort Polk, La.;…

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World

Airmen return A-10 to air after catastrophic engine failure in Iraq

Posted  May 1, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jared Marquis) Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron remove a damaged nacelle, the protective covering on the engine, from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. A maintenance response team from the 332nd EMXG repaired the jet and got it back in the air – a…

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