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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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US, Russia sign memorandum on air safety in Syria

Posted  October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon’s press secretary said. The MOU is aimed at minimizing the risk of in-flight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace, Peter Cook said at a Pentagon’s news conference. The…

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Warfighter of the Week: Capt. Jasmine N. Candelario

Posted  January 26, 2016

DAVIS-MOTHAN AFB, Ariz. — Capt. Jasmine Candelario, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Deputy Chief of General Law, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, Jan. 4, 2016. Candelario began her military career in the Army, where she served for more than a decade. “I served in the Army for almost 12 years before joining the…

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Exchange looking for favorite holiday story

Posted  November 4, 2016

DALLAS – The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest. Through Dec. 25, authorized shoppers age 18 and older can submit an essay of 300 words or less about one of their favorite holiday memories….

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PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted  June 29, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time. Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years. “Twenty…

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Have fun, be safe this Halloween

Posted  October 28, 2015

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — When I was a kid, my favorite character and what I dressed up as for Halloween was this homemade Godzilla costume my mom made.  It wasn’t anything extraordinary as the costumes in today’s world are, but I was a huge Godzilla fan and it was something “unique” in my small town…

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