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563rd RQG realigns to the 355th FW

The 563rd Rescue Group, a geographically-separated unit out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was realigned from the 23rd Wing to Davis-Monthan AFB’s 355th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 2018. The realignment brought all rescue squadrons and maintenance units that fall under the 563rd RQG, to include other geographically-separated assets located at Nellis AFB, Nevada, under the supervision of the 355th FW.

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

F35B News

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We start off this month’s issue of DLN with kudos and congrats to Lt. Col. Robin Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II instructor pilot, who recently achieved the milestone of 5,000 flight hours in an A-10.

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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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Air Force

Air Force promotions eliminates time-in-grade, time-in-service points

Posted  November 18, 2016

Time-in-grade and time-in-service points in active duty enlisted promotion consideration will be eliminated beginning with the 17E7 master sergeant promotion cycle, and all future promotion cycles, the Air Force recently announced. This is the final step in a gradual reduction of points for TIG/TIS that occurred one-third at a time over three years as part…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 18

Posted  November 18, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force is announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Airmen work together with their Japanese counterparts in Keen Sword 2017, and the current policy for Air Force records management requires records custodians to complete final tasks…

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Technology

Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

Posted  November 16, 2016

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted  November 16, 2016

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted  November 16, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.

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