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AFSOUTH medics arrive in Belize to facilitate obstetrics course

Three International Health Specialists and three non-governmental organization personnel supporting the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) arrived in Belize to facilitate the Global Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Instructor Course. As partners in international health, AFSOUTH teamed with Belizean health care providers to increase medical capabilities in the country. The need for the Global…

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355th LRS keeps calm before, after storm

The resilience of the 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron was put to the test after a severe monsoon storm swept through Davis-Monthan Air Force Base July 13, 2014. The storm brought with it strong winds and heavy rain that led to flooding, downed trees and power outages base wide. The most heavily damaged facility was the…

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You’ve got mail: Deployed D-M Airman delivers a little piece of home

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Care packages, online orders and letters are the little things Airmen at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan look forward to while deployed. The 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron mail clerks work daily to boost morale by delivering little pieces of happiness for Airmen throughout the wing. “My favorite part of the job is…

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Soaring Heights hosts Drive-Thru Pizza Nights

On the third Thursday of each month, Desert Lightning Team members have the opportunity to pick up a quick dinner during the Soaring Heights Drive Thru-Pizza Night, here. From 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Soaring Heights employees sell large pizzas outside of the Welcome Home Center for $6 each, cash only, with a choice of…

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“Solicit help; don’t hide”

Over the years, the term “Wingman” has evolved in the Air Force. The traditional military definition of a Wingman refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is always a lead aircraft and another which flies off the right wing of and behind the lead. This second pilot is called the Wingman because…


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Health & Safety

Colonel encourages ‘caged’ drivers to watch out for bikers

Posted  June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — Col. Dana Morel knows the dangers of motorcycle riding as well as anyone. A biker herself, Morel was a lieutenant at Mather Air Force Base, Calif., in 1986 when a young airman she knew with the base honor guard took off…

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Memorial Day: More than just a day off from work

Posted  May 24, 2012

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — Memorial Day is a holiday, peculiarly observed. If you have not served on a detail, volunteered for honor guard, or flown a missing man formation over...

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355th CMS Airman named IDEA winner

Posted  May 24, 2012

Come up with an idea that saves the Air Force a significant amount of money per year, earn up to $10,000. That couldn’t get any easier. It’s the concept behind the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. The IDEA program awards Airmen who have...

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‘What do I do now?’

Posted  May 24, 2012

“What do I do know? I don’t want to get out of the Air Force.” Unfortunately, that is a common question I get asked as the base career advisor. With today’s economy and job market, many Airmen are making the decision to continue their military career rather than compete for what little jobs are available…

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Warrior of the Week May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. David M. Hart Family: James Hart (Father), Annie Hart (Mother). Hometown: Little Rock, AR Unit: 924 MXS Job Title: Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman Job Description: Removes, installs, disassembles, inspects, repairs, reassembles and test TF-34 turbofan engines. Most rewarding job aspect: Producing and…

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New, lighter ABU available in June

Posted  May 24, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The new, Rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU), featuring a lighter nylon-cotton blend, will be available to Airmen at 16 U.S. bases and through AAFES online starting in June. The wear policy for the light-weight RABUs will be exactly the same as for the ABUs. The only difference between the ABU and the…

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Health & Safety

‘Pink slime’ products to be permanently removed from commissary shelves

Posted  May 24, 2012

In recent weeks, “pink slime” oozed from the headlines. While commissary officials assure customers that the lean finely textured beef antibacterial process has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration for decades, the officials made the decision recently to phase out these products in response to customer concerns….

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Fallen Airman remembered on anniversary of death

Posted  May 24, 2012

Four years ago, following an honorable career as an Air Force Master Sergeant, the Davis-Monthan AFB and Air Force Communities lost one of its retired defenders. On June 1, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz., an armed man fired a rifle into the homes of two of his neighbors and fled as the first responding Pima County…

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More D-M Technical Sergeants make rank

Posted  May 24, 2012

More than 100 D-M technical sergeants earned a future promotion to master sergeant through the Weighted Airman Promotion System here May 17. Most of the promotees were listed in the May 18 edition of Desert Lightning News, but the following list of future master sergeants were inadvertently left off of that list. Congratulations to the…

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Honoring our heroes

Posted  May 24, 2012

In the National Capital Region, you do not have to look far to find monuments honoring our heroic Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who have paid the ultimate price in defense of our great Nation. This weekend, Americans will visit the memorials and cemeteries in Washington D.C. and throughout the U.S. as well…

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