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CE test warfighting capabilities

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28-30, 2018. The exercise was held to evaluate their response to a damaged airfield in a simulated deployed environment.

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Blanchard Golf Course to close

The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1.

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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Digital Edition We have a great issue of news and features prepared for you this month – thanks for checking us out! On page 3, we salute D-M pilots Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, who were each…

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JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course…


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Salutes & Awards

Olmsted Foundation selects five Airmen for scholarships

Posted  March 28, 2018

The Air Force has selected five officers for the award of a 2019 Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation. One of the five, one is from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Capt. Matthew Pfarr has been selected to study in the Czech Republic. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military leaders…

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Pararescueman embodies Service Before Self

Posted  March 26, 2018

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen play a very important role in the U.S. Air Force mission by recovering and providing medical care to isolated personnel in combat zones.

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D-M pharmacies host new drug take-back program

Posted  March 26, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer A U.S. Air Force Airman disposes of unused medication in a medication disposal system at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 21, 2018. Medication disposal systems are used to safely discard unused or expired medications. The 355th Medical Group from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.,…

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563rd RQG Annual Spouse Appreciation Day 2018

Posted  March 23, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore A spouse embraces her daughter after an HH-60G Pavehawk orientation flight during the 563rd Rescue Group’s annual Spouse Appreciation Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 17, 2018. This year’s celebration provided HH-60 and HC-130J Combat King II orientation flights to 563rd RQG spouses….

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Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Posted  March 21, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ, and surrounding communities. We have a great issue of material prepared for your reading pleasure this month – and a little eye candy, too, what a nice shot of the A10-C on our front cover!

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