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D-M’s new commander to reach new levels of excellence

Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, took command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018.

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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.

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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.


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Davis-Monthan 2018 Mission Update PG 3

Posted  August 3, 2018

355th Communications Squadron Mission: Provide 355th FW, 12th AF HQ, and tenant units’ command, control, communications, and computer capability with mobile and fixed communications systems, official mail and knowledge operations support. Secure critical base-wide information resources and exchanges. Anticipate and respond to dynamic customer and mission needs. Deploy professional communications Airmen. Vision: Aspire to exceed…

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Davis-Monthan 2018 Mission Update PG 4

Posted  August 3, 2018

(AETC) 372nd Training Squadron, Det. 11 Det. 11 has 40 professionals teaching 75 courses that provide mission-essential maintenance training across 14 career fields, supporting eight MAJCOMs. Det. 11 provides an average of 20,000 instructional hours in the classroom and on the flightline for the A-10C, EC-130H, HC-130J, HH-60G, F-16 and Aerospace Ground Equipment at not…

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Davis-Monthan 2018 Mission Update PG 5

Posted  August 3, 2018

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Mission: AMARG has six major mission elements in direct support of the warfighter — the highly skilled 700-member workforce regenerates aircraft (restoring aircraft to flight capability); performs limited depot-level maintenance, complementing the Air Logistics Complexes; and accomplishes aircraft parts reclamation. These are in addition to its historic storage and…

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Davis-Monthan 2018 Mission Update PG 6

Posted  August 3, 2018

214th Reconnaissance Group Mission: Provide superior, persistent armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and incident awareness, and assessment capabilities to support, and defend national, regional and state interests. Vision: Charting the course today for tomorrow’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and incident awareness and assessment. Description: The 214th RG, also known as “The Black Sheep,” is composed…

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Legal office providing will assistance to local retirees

Posted  August 1, 2018

The 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is providing a free service to retirees by holding will signings.

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