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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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Desert Lightning News – Davis Monthan Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Click on the link above and check out our front-page story this month: for the second time in six years, Davis-Monthan AFB has been named the top base in the Air Force by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Air Force family’s blind son awarded service dog

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…


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Around the Air Force: Oct. 11

Posted  October 11, 2017

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force hurricane cleanup efforts continue and the Pacific Air Forces Commander discusses PACAF’s mission.

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Airman assists veteran during medical crisis

Posted  October 9, 2017

After a long day of work, Senior Airman Keith Buckman, 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., returned to his home to get some well-deserved rest.

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Raytheon offers Stryker-mounted Stinger missile for U.S. Army mobile air defense

Posted  October 9, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Responding to the U.S. Army’s urgent need for mobile air defense to protect ground troops, Raytheon integrated and demonstrated a Stinger® air defense missile mounted on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle.   Raytheon incorporated the Stinger missile into a Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, or CROWS, and mounted it on a Stryker. During a late…

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68th RQS conducts jump training

Posted  October 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 68th Rescue Squadron waits for a jumpmaster personnel inspection at the Marana Regional Airport in Marana, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2017. The JMPI ensures equipment is correctly rigged before a jump. MARANA, Ariz.–The 68th Rescue Squadron held jump upgrade training…

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Posted  October 6, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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