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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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Arizona Guard deploys to Czech Republic for Ample Strike 2018

F-16 aircraft assigned to the 195th Fighter Squadron, 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard in Tucson, Ariz., and supporting Airmen, are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2018, at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base recently welcomed its new commander, Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

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Mission feature: AGE generates airpower from the ground up

The 162nd Maintenance Group dedicates more than eight hundred personnel to keeping the wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons airborne, but for one flight in the 162nd Maintenance Squadron, air superiority starts on the ground.

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Couple provides support for foster animals

Whether they are kept for a few weeks or a lifetime, sheltered animals around the nation rely on dedicated and caring individuals that can help them find a home.


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Retired military, current and retired federal civil service eligible to live on base

Posted  January 23, 2015

Soaring Heights Communities, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, has opened select homes giving retired military, federal civil service employees, retired federal civil service and their families the opportunity to experience the comfort, convenience and peace-of-mind that comes with living on base. Soaring Heights’ residents enjoy two, three and four bedroom homes, a pet-friendly community,…

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Pentagon spokesman: Up to 250 more U.S. forces to deploy to Syria

Posted  May 6, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Up to 250 additional U.S. personnel are being deployed to Syria to support local forces on the ground and build on successes of U.S. forces already deployed there in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon’s press secretary said April 25. The additional personnel include special…

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Face of Defense: Airman’s art provides therapy, explores ancestry

Posted  July 8, 2016

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 06, 2016 — Air Force Master Sgt. Bahiya Wilder, the 60th Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment quality assurance flight chief here, paints many canvasses with her creativity. Her artistic side has inspired her 15-year military career as well as two paintings on display at the Solano Town Center Mall in…

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Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite

Posted  November 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force…

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Warfighter of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Cassandra White

Posted  February 15, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Tech. Sgt. Cassandra White, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) non-commissioned officer in charge of knowledge management was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 25, 2016. At first, White didn’t have an idea of what she wanted to do when she graduated high school. “I didn’t have plans to…

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