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Colonel Blanchard bids farewell

Desert Lightning Warriors, It has been the singular honor of my 23 plus year career to serve you as your commander. Your dedication to excellence, service to the nation, and high standards of integrity never cease to amaze me, and have left an indelible mark on my memories of service to our USAF. Before I…

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau) Local

Airmen register to donate bone marrow

A D-M Airman hosted a Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive here from July 14-25. After returning from a deployment to Afghanistan, Tech. Sgt. Jessie Huynh-Toor, 55th Electronic Combat Group mission crew supervisor and acquisition operator group evaluator, had the idea to register to donate bone marrow. The idea came to her when she realized she…

(U.S. Air Force Photo/Melinda Mueller) Air Force

Creation of the Coin Challenge

A challenge coin, also endearingly known as a round medal object, bears an organization’s insignia and is presented by commanders to a member of the unit to recognize special achievement. The Air Force challenge coin tradition is long-standing and is known throughout all specialties, and to all ranks. “While some dispute when the services started…

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier) Health & Safety

Family Health and Fitness Fair held at BX

More than 100 Desert Lightning Team members attended a Family Health and Fitness Fair which was held at the Base Exchange July 25. Vendors from 18 programs on base set up booths and provided information about their organization. The fair gave retirees, active duty and dependents the opportunity to ask questions and learn about programs…

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau) Events

A pilot’s shadow

A Junior Reserved Officers’ Training Corps student from Cienega High School in Vail, Ariz., came to D-M to shadow pilots for a senior exit project. Kennis Pannell, Navy JROTC Seaman Cadet, undergoing the program offered by her school, was given an assignment by her JROTC commander to shadow the career field of her choice and…


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Veterans

Railways industry announces job opportunities for vets

Posted  July 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines considering separating from the active-duty military this year may seek employment options in the railways industry, which today became the latest to pledge jobs to veterans. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the 5,000-job pledge in a conference call with reporters, making rail the latest industry to offer jobs…

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Standards and Accountability – Who are you going to be today?

Posted  July 12, 2012

How you answer this one simple question can determine the course of your entire day. You see, who we are is not determined by what happens to us but rather in how we respond to what has happened. Therefore, we have the ability to determine who we are going to be every day. We are…

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Events

AMARG hosts game show “The Great Escape”

Posted  July 12, 2012

Among the miles and miles of war-torn, decommissioned planes resting at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group are a new group of visitors. They’re transporting equipment not often seen at the Boneyard such as trailers…

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Air Force

Government purchase card: Unsung heroes in the supply chain

Posted  July 12, 2012

Do you ever wonder how you receive the supplies, services, training and equipment that you use on a daily basis? Most Airmen never give it much thought. They just know when they have a requirement, it gets ordered and delivered. Normally, a warranted contracting officer is the only individual that has the authority to enter…

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ACOMS links U.S. Air Force to South America

Posted  July 12, 2012

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) mission is to support U.S. national security interests, and with our partner-nations, foster security, stability, and prosperity in the Americas. The 612th Air Communications Squadron plays a vital role of ensuring this mission is met. The 612th ACOMS has two primary missions in support of Air Forces Southern, to…

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563rd Train over Tucson

Posted  July 5, 2012

The 55th Rescue Squadron and the 48th Rescue Squadron completed a training mission together June 27 over the rough terrain of Tucson, Ariz.

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309 AMARG to change command

Posted  July 5, 2012

Col. Patrick T. Kumashiro, commander of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, will turn over command to Col. Robert Lepper, Jr. in a July 9 ceremony on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Col. Robert Lepper is a recent graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Col. Kumashiro’s…

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Local

Wilmot gate slated to re-open

Posted  July 5, 2012

Wilmot gate is slated to be re-opening on July 9. In addition, the last day that Gate 29B will be open is July 6. Gate hours for the Wilmot gate are the same as the Swan gate (5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday).

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week July 6, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Tech. Sgt. Anthony Truesdell Family: Calee (wife), Adrian (son) Hometown: Tucson, AZ Unit: 305th...

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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted  July 5, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available. Airmen will be able to access the latest reference material by September. Past Career Development Courses are also available for those still studying for the 2012…

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