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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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U.S., Afghan Air Force partner in first personnel recovery exercise

Posted  September 23, 2016

The 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, TAAC-Air, Afghan Pilots and service members, took part in a multitude of different mission rehearsals, to include protecting isolated personnel from the air, A-29 striking targets on the ground, SERE tactics, combat search and rescue of isolated personnel, hoisting individuals, etc.

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EM visits school for National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 23, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier Airmen from the emergency management shop and sixth-grade students from Borman Elementary School pose for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2016. The emergency management team’s goal was to teach the kids about reacting to natural disasters to help alleviate some of…

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Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
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48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training

Posted  September 23, 2016

Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in a great number of rescue techniques. When they aren’t deployed, they are honing their skills and learning new ones.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski
Local

Runway 12 ILS guides first approaching aircraft

Posted  September 21, 2016

The Runway 12 Instrument Landing System guided its first approaching aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15.

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Air Force

The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted  September 20, 2016

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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