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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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Air Force

DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in…

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AMUs go warhead to head during load competition

Posted  October 12, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Staff Sgt. Leon Jones, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile that was loaded onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a load crew of the quarter competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2016. The load crews were evaluated…

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Veterans

Thunderbolts participate in San Diego veteran’s sports clinic

Posted  October 12, 2016

Airmen from Luke Air Force Base assisted with the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 19 through 23.

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Training detachment expands maintainers’ knowledge AF-wide

Posted  October 10, 2016

From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.

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Pioneering new ground

Posted  October 7, 2016

As the Air Force Reserve Command’s only unit-equipped, both actively and classically associated organization, the 924th Fighter Group stood up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., in the spring of 2014.

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