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563rd RQG realigns to the 355th FW

The 563rd Rescue Group, a geographically-separated unit out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was realigned from the 23rd Wing to Davis-Monthan AFB’s 355th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 2018. The realignment brought all rescue squadrons and maintenance units that fall under the 563rd RQG, to include other geographically-separated assets located at Nellis AFB, Nevada, under the supervision of the 355th FW.

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

F35B News

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We start off this month’s issue of DLN with kudos and congrats to Lt. Col. Robin Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, who recently achieved the milestone of 5,000 flight hours in an A-10.

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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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47th Fighter Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To train, educate, and mentor the world’s finest attack pilots for the Combat Air Forces while honing the core competencies of A/OA-10 instruction, operations management and aircrew life support. To develop leaders, wingmen and warriors in all ranks to meet the challenges of leading our service today and into the future. Description: The squadron…

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68th Rescue Flight

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: To instruct and train pararescuemen and combat rescue officers advanced skill upgrades and proficiency training in order to meet combat capability requirements and integration with joint combat forces in support of joint force commander/combatant commander taskings. Vision: Dedicated to developing a culture of holistic leaders, skilled in the art of land warfare and equipped…

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Detachment 3, Air Combat Command Training Support

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Det. 3 is one of 13 operations training development detachments located throughout Air Combat Command and was established Oct. 1, 1991, as a major command special activity when control for operations training development reverted from tactical training wings to Headquarters, Tactical Air Command. Description: Approximately 21 people are assigned to Det. 3. Represented specialties…

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923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Ensure rapid mobilization of HH-60G and HC-130J aircraft, and maintenance forces supporting combat/peacetime combat search and rescue operations. Vision: We aggressively maintain two elements of the rescue triad; we generate both vertical lift and fixed wing sorties … that others may live. Description: Maintains, services and inspects seven HC-130J, and nine HH-60G aircraft. Plans,…

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305th Rescue Squadron

Posted  December 2, 2016

Mission: Trained and equipped to conduct combat search and rescue missions worldwide utilizing the HH-60G “Pavehawk” helicopter. Our primary mission is to penetrate enemy territory, to recover downed aircrew and return them to friendly forces. Additionally, we fly life-and-death search and rescue missions to help locate and recover injured people within the land and coastal…

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