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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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Desert Lightning News – Davis Monthan Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Click on the link above and check out our front-page story this month: for the second time in six years, Davis-Monthan AFB has been named the top base in the Air Force by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Air Force family’s blind son awarded service dog

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…


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Tips for surviving PCS season

Posted  May 8, 2015

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois – Preparation for the upcoming peak moving season for service members has begun and officials in charge of the Department of Defense’s household goods moving program, the Defense Personal Property Program, want to remind everyone that the summer months can be a challenging time for moving. “We know moving can…

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U.S., Czech Republic train in close air support operations

Posted  May 1, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) A Czech Republic air force joint terminal attack controller calls in coordinates for close air support to nearby patrolling U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during a theater security package deployment at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic,…

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Participants of the “Color Me SAPR” 5K throw colored powder in the air after completing the run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 24, 2015.  More than 50 people took part in the run which was held to combat sexual assault and raise awareness for sexual assault prevention and response programs.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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‘Color Me SAPR’ 5K run held at D-M

Posted  May 1, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) Participants of the “Color Me SAPR” 5K throw colored powder in the air after completing the run at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 24. More than 50 people took part in the run which was held to combat sexual assault and raise awareness for sexual…

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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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