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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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Air Force photograph by Paul Holcomb
Air Force

QF-4 mission nearly complete

Posted  October 28, 2016

The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016, so that those who have supported F-4 Phantom IIs over the years could see them one last time.

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Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. John E. Hillier
Air Force

ANG-AFRC Test Center demonstrates upgraded C-130 engines

Posted  October 28, 2016

The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center conducted a demonstration flight showcasing engine upgrades to the C-130H aircraft in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 20.

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Air Force

Yesterday’s Air Force: Tankers

Posted  October 28, 2016

The KC-46A Pegasus is the newest member of the aerial refueling team. This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at where it all started — from wing walkers to the most recent KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
Salutes & Awards

From NCO to CGO

Posted  October 24, 2016

Around this time in 2015, Caroline Rodriguez was serving in the rank of technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. She still serves today, but in a slightly altered uniform and has assumed much more responsibility.

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48th RQS maintains AIE proficiency

Posted  October 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained…

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