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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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Becoming human again: developing the ability to empathize

Posted  October 7, 2016

From the moment we’re born, we need human interaction and crave to be understood. It can have a profound effect upon our personal lives by making us feel empowered or conversely by making us feel powerless if those needs are neglected. It also extends into our professional lives. In fact, many of the most successful…

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Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith
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9/11 strengthened resolve of 162nd Wing

Posted  October 7, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz—The tragic events of 9/11 shook the foundation of peace and security for the United States. No longer could its citizens take for granted the relative tranquility of their homeland. In the aftermath of what happened in New York City, the Pentagon and in the rolling hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, the Air National Guard…

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#BeThere before the call

Posted  October 7, 2016

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No one calls at one in the morning to say they were “just thinking of you.” I received one of those calls 13 years ago and woke to my mom telling me my dad had died…

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Competitive career opportunities exist via officer crossflow program

Posted  October 7, 2016

One of today’s opportunities for officers to broaden career options comes from the nonrated line officer crossflow program, which currently has openings for officers on active duty in certain career fields to volunteer for retraining into undermanned career fields. The program is designed to optimize the officer inventory and reduce risk in several key mission…

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55th RQS participates in search and rescue exercise

Posted  October 7, 2016

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers) U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski applies camouflage face faint during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise Jablonski played as the survivor whose goal was to use the tools he acquired…

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