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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Davis-Monthan AFB, which includes information for each organization on D-M – mission statements, demographics and responsibilities for each squadron, unit and other groups on base.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Local

Legal office providing will assistance to local retirees

The 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is providing a free service to retirees by holding will signings.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Local

Honorary commander program inspires outreach

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Honorary Commander Program gives local civic and business leaders to gain a better understanding and greater insight of the various missions and units on base by providing tours and activities.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Health & Safety

355th MDG offers unique physical therapy experiences

Though the safety of Airmen is of utmost importance, injuries, both in and out of work, are inevitable.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participate in the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run at D-M AFB, Ariz., June 8, 2018. Along with the 5k run, a raffle for various prizes was held at the conclusion of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Local

D-M goes for color run …

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participate in the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run, June 8 at D-M AFB. Along with the 5k run, a raffle for prizes was held at the conclusion of the event. Forty volunteers threw more than 200 bags of colored chalk at…


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Sayed Pacha School Reopen
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Sayed Pacha School reopens

Posted  November 4, 2016

Specialist Myles Williams, 1-41 Delta Company, 2nd IBCT, 4th ID, Tucson, shows children what his weapon optics show at Sayed Pacha School at the reopen in Kandahar, Province, Afghanistan. The school was a high profile attack for the Taliban in December 2015.

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by U.S. Air Force photo Mark Herlihy
Air Force

Tuskegee Airman engages with today’s Airmen

Posted  November 4, 2016

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — Before heading into Boston Oct. 27 to speak at an event co-hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter, retired Col. Charles E. McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, met with several Airmen. McGee said he appreciates the opportunity he has to meet with this generation of Airmen. “I think it’s…

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Events

Pearl Harbor survivor honored at UA stadium

Posted  November 4, 2016

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) James Francis, University of Arizona senior associate director of athletics, shows Lauren Bruner, one of six living survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, a commemorative jersey to be worn by the UA Wildcats football team Sept. 16, 2016….

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Health & Safety

200-plus Health Profession Education Program candidates selected from 20 career fields for 2017

Posted  November 4, 2016

Air Force officials have selected more than 200 officers for the Air Force Medical Service Health Profession Education Program. Development team boards held this summer for the Biomedical Sciences Corps, Medical Service Corps and Nurse Corps selected 216 officers from 20 career fields for the program. The selected officers will attend such programs as Emergency…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby
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AFREP cuts costs with in-house repairs

Posted  November 4, 2016

The Air Force has tens of thousands of pieces of equipment in its inventory. Coming across broken components is inevitable.

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