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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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General gives KC-46A progress report at symposium

Posted  September 3, 2016

The first active-duty KC-46A Pegasus is slated to arrive at Tinker Air Force Base for routine maintenance three years from now, but preparations for the new aerial refueling tanker are in full swing across the Air Force, the program’s executive officer said. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, the Air Force program executive officer for tankers, delivered…

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Sports

Worth the weight

Posted  September 3, 2016

With her brow furrowed and teeth gritting as every muscle in her body tenses up, the dissonant sounds of metallic ringing, determined grunting, and echoed overhead music, constructs this 25-year-old bodybuilder’s place of serenity.

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923rd AMXS Airmen keep wrenches turning around the clock

Posted  September 3, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Staff Sgt. Gage, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2016. The 923rd AMXS plans and directs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to ensure mission-ready status.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman…

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Sports

Don’t give up — down by two with 60 seconds left

Posted  September 2, 2016

A few months ago, I witnessed something I thought I would have never seen in my life-time. A professional sports team from Cleveland, Ohio, won a championship! The 52-year curse was lifted or the “mistake by the lake is a mistake” no longer. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! I am native…

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Technology

Transparent leadership: An old concept for modern times

Posted  September 2, 2016

We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial forums and social media groups devoted…

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