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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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Local

PACE enhances D-M Airmen leadership skills

Posted  October 29, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore Lt. Col. Trevor Rosenberg, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence senior instructor, listens to an Airman’s questions during an “Enhancing Human Capital” seminar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2018. During this class, attendees are taught how to strengthen their leadership skills by developing a…

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Health & Safety

Fire prevention week teaches important skills

Posted  October 17, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1s Class Michael X. Beyer Joseph Nix, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, demonstrates fire extinguisher techniques to children during Fire Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 11, 2018. This year’s fire prevention campaign was “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” which hopes to educate…

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Sports

D-M host first annual DLT Cup Competition

Posted  October 15, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kristine Legate Desert Lightning Team members participate in a volleyball tournament during the first annual DLT Competition Cup at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2018. This competition is open to all base personnel and their families. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona held its first annual…

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Local

563rd RQG realigns to the 355th FW

Posted  October 12, 2018

The 563rd Rescue Group, a geographically-separated unit out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was realigned from the 23rd Wing to Davis-Monthan AFB’s 355th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 2018. The realignment brought all rescue squadrons and maintenance units that fall under the 563rd RQG, to include other geographically-separated assets located at Nellis AFB, Nevada, under the supervision of the 355th FW.

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Space

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

Posted  October 11, 2018

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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