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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Salutes & Awards

Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Salutes & Awards

Police week honors fallen defenders

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

Desert Lightning News - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a great issue with news and features prepared for you this month – starting with our cover story, which features 755th Operational Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Shane Berger.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Salutes & Awards

D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year

The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.

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Prominent TED Talks speaker visits D-M

Simon Sinek visited to speak with Airmen and base leadership at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 2. Sinek is the author of several books which focus on the way leaders and followers in organizations think act and operate.


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Recycled oil shifts gears

Posted  September 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.— Your car could be running on recycled F-16 oil. At the 162nd Wing, all of the used oil from aircraft maintenance operations is collected and recycled. Yes, recycled. Just like in your car, aircraft need oil. It helps lubricate, cool, clean, seal and generally protect the parts and engine from corrosion. This oil…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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48th RQS Airmen participate in collapsed structure training

Posted  September 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron learn how to properly survey a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The Airmen must do a 360-degree survey of the structure to find the safest point of entry and cordon off any danger zones. U.S. Air…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman
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Dan Clark talk affirms Air Force Green Dot initiatives with resiliency message

Posted  September 2, 2016

One of the top 10 speakers in the world visited Davis-Monthan Aug. 24 to speak to a crowded theater of Desert Lightning Team members about leadership and the art of significance. Among Dan Clark’s messages on “achieving a level beyond success,” he said the Air Force initiatives with its new Green Dot program essentially align…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby
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AF readiness for global combat power

Posted  September 2, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct Airmen and cargo from Davis-Monthan. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe. “We may be small, but we have…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby
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Side-by-side D-M, local firefighters train together

Posted  September 2, 2016

Firefighters from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Green Valley Fire District teamed up to participate in live-fire training at D-M AFB, Ariz. A total of about 125 firefighters from both agencies utilized this week’s Class A training to maintain proficiency in fire protection. “Tactics are continuously changing when it comes to firefighting,” said Darren Felish,…

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