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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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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted  September 10, 2018

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted  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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Cadet reflects on importance of diversity

Posted  September 7, 2018

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Sept. 17, 2014. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country is so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation….

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Airman seizes opportunity for adventure

Posted  September 7, 2018

Have you ever had an opportunity come up in your Air Force career that you were unsure of? Has the thought of failure kept you away from your full potential? Some say it’s pure luck or who you know that determines what type of awesome opportunities you get to be a part of. While some…

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Nobel Prize winner’s line began in Spain, Cuba

Posted  September 7, 2018

Luis Walter Alvarez was an American physicist, inventor and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. He was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1911, the second child and oldest son of Walter Alvarez, a physician, and his wife Harriet née Smyth. His grandfather, Luis F. Álvarez, was a physician…

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