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9/11 Tower Challenge held at UofA

The Never Forgotten 9/11 Tower Challenge was held at the University of Arizona Football Stadium on Sept. 11. Approximately 350 participants, including personnel from D-M, attempted the challenge of climbing 2,071 stairs. This feat symbolized the 110 floors of each Twin Tower of the World Trade Center. “Myself and the First Sergeants Council came to…

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Mixed Martial Airman

After nine years of intense training and preparation, Tech. Sgt. Michael Parker is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. September 26, 2014 marks the day that validates the 162nd Wing aircraft engine mechanic’s hard work and dedication as a mixed martial artist. He will fight in the prominent Bellator MMA fight promotion at Grand Canyon…

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Unique training empowers AFSOUTH Airmen to strengthen partner capacity

Eleven firefighters and one civil engineer from the 612th Air Base Squadron at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras will become the first group in their squadron qualified to provide partner nation firefighting training, after a Mobile Training Team event scheduled for Sept. 15-19. The Air Advisor Academy sponsored MTT engagement, which will focus heavily on…

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) Local

2014 D-M Day at U of A

Approximately 2,000 Davis-Monthan personnel attended the annual DM-50 Tailgate followed by the University of Arizona Wildcats vs. the Nevada Wolf Pack football game at Arizona Stadium Sept. 13. The tailgate party and game tickets were provided at a reduced rate by the DM-50 and the U of A to show appreciation for D-M’s Airmen. For…

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

9/11 Remembrance ceremony held at D-M

A 9/11 Remembrance ceremony was held here Sept. 11, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor and remember the lives lost during the Sept. 11 attacks. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Col. Rodger Schuld, 355th Mission Support Group commander, spoke on America’s uniqueness in that a country filled with people from different ethnic backgrounds…


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Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Desert Lightning Team’s Weekly Warrior: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Cole Family: Brons (husband), Ian (son) Hometown: San Diego, CA Unit: 355 MDOS Job title: Aerospace Medical Technician Job description: Plans, provides, and evaluates routine patient care and treatment of beneficiaries…

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VA announces effort to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. To speed the national hiring process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, a multi-faceted, sustained National marketing and outreach campaign that includes…

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62 civil service to voluntarily retire at 309th AMARG

Posted  June 14, 2012

The U.S. Air Force announced June 8, that 62 civil service employees at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance & Regeneration Group have accepted voluntary retirements. The announcement came during a meeting that included Col. Allan Day, commander of the 309th Maintenance Wing, and Col. Patrick Kumashiro, commander of the 309th AMARG, local government, and community representatives…

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Health & Safety

June is Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 14, 2012

Men’s Health Month emphasizes health issues and raises awareness of preventable problems. The hope is to encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Part of being aware is looking at lifestyle choices, such as diet habits, exercise, smoking and alcohol use. Men can be safer, stronger, and healthier by taking the following steps: Learn your…

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D-M senior enlisted corps primed to lead

Posted  June 14, 2012

As my time as the 355th Fighter Wing’s command chief draws to a close here, it’s hard not to notice how great it is to be an enlisted leader on the Desert Lightning Team – I am surrounded by powerhouse leaders that make service easier for us all. In the past three months, two of…

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Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Program debuts at D-M

Posted  June 14, 2012

Service to the Armed Forces, an American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter program that provides support to military members, veterans and their families, opened a new satellite office on Davis-Monthan, June 13. In Southern Arizona, the SAF program offers essential human services to about 17,000 active duty personnel and members of all branches of the…

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Former DLT member tours with Tops in Blue

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Air Force’s premiere entertainment group, Tops in Blue, visited Tucson as part of their world-wide tour. The show features about 18 vocalists, one of which is a former member of the Desert Lightning…

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Salutes & Awards

SFS Airman receives commissioning opportunity

Posted  June 14, 2012

For some Airmen, an enlisted military career full of stripes is just the beginning. Some wish to trade them in for bars. An Airman at the 355th Security Forces Squadron had that desire and was recently accepted into the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. “My goal in the Air Force has always been to fly,”…

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Military members receive joint tactical training

Posted  June 14, 2012

Members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps came out for helicopter pre-deployment training here June 7. Lt. Col. Kjall Gopaul, 355th Mission Support Group deputy commander, led this...

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Health & Safety

2011 Consumer Confidence Report for Davis-Monthan AFB

Posted  June 14, 2012

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and the 355th Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight (BEF) are pleased to present to you the 2011 Annual Water Quality Report for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.  This report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is designed to provide details about…

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