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D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 17-20, 2018.

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Citizen-Warrior: Military, police work go hand-in-hand for Guard member

Air Force Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Acosta, a security forces specialist with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson, said he felt fortunate to belong to an Arizona-based unit when he deployed to Kuwait last summer.

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Chief master sergeant of Air Force visits D-M

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited several units at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to speak with Airmen Oct. 22-24, 2018. During his visit, Chief Wright held discussions with members of the Desert Lighting Team about professional development as well as his priorities and vision for the future of our Air Force.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…

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Violin player sailed on to career in Navy

There used to be an ad commonly seen in the 1960s that stated, “Join the Navy and see the world.” An accomplished violin player in middle and high school who played in the school orchestra took these words to heart. Richard States spent 20 years in the active Navy and eight years in the Naval…


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AF veteran legend in martial arts

Posted  November 2, 2018

Throughout the decades martial arts have fascinated millions of people all over the world. There have been numerous motion pictures featuring martial artists such as Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and the late Bruce Lee. The Karate Kid movies entertained audiences worldwide. The late Rudy Crosswell, an Air Force veteran, who passed away Sept….

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AF careers gave brothers key to success

Posted  November 2, 2018

Retired senior master sergeants Gary Fetters and his brother Rod Fetters own Castle Rock Homes, a successful Phoenix area home building company. Castle Rock has pioneered a unique method of home building. Their successful business journey began in 2004, but the foundation was laid in the Air Force. Gary served in the Air Force as…

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President Trump comes calling at Luke

Posted  November 2, 2018

President Donald Trump visited Luke Air Force Base Oct. 19 to discuss military weapons and technology capabilities and learn about the 56th Fighter Wing’s pilot training mission. After touring a static display of the F-35A Lightning II and other military equipment, Trump convened with cabinet members, congressmen, and defense industry leaders in a roundtable discussion…

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Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)
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Smokin’ HOT F-35 …

Posted  November 2, 2018

Senior Airman Alexander Cook Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14 in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust.

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Members get relocation help before PCS move

Posted  November 2, 2018

The housing early assistance tool is new and was created for service members to use before they PCS. This web-based tool will allow military members and their families the ability to connect with the housing management office to get information about housing options at the new duty location. HEAT can be accessed via a link…

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