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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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U.S., Afghan Air Force partner in first personnel recovery exercise

Posted  September 23, 2016

The 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, TAAC-Air, Afghan Pilots and service members, took part in a multitude of different mission rehearsals, to include protecting isolated personnel from the air, A-29 striking targets on the ground, SERE tactics, combat search and rescue of isolated personnel, hoisting individuals, etc.

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EM visits school for National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 23, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Airmen from the emergency management shop and sixth-grade students from Borman Elementary School pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2016. The emergency management team’s goal was to teach the kids about reacting to natural disasters to help alleviate some of…

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48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training

Posted  September 23, 2016

Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in a great number of rescue techniques. When they aren’t deployed, they are honing their skills and learning new ones.

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Runway 12 ILS guides first approaching aircraft

Posted  September 21, 2016

The Runway 12 Instrument Landing System guided its first approaching aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15.

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted  September 20, 2016

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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