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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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Yesterday’s Air Force: Gen. Henry ‘Hap’ Arnold

Posted  December 5, 2016

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the career of Gen.Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, the only man to ever hold both grades of general of the Army and general of the Air Force.

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Plan to relax, leave holiday stress behind

Posted  November 20, 2015

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — When we talk about getting back to basics, it often is used in a professional sense with business rules in mind to create efficiencies at work. I offer this same approach is equally important with family and friends, especially during the holiday season, when both our calendars and homes…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour)
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Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Posted  November 2, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “Boneyard” held the third annual Desert Boneyard 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk today. The courses navigated through hundreds of historic military aircraft stored and maintained by the 309th AMARG. The more than 2,600 acre facility provides depot-level maintenance, aircraft regeneration, storage and preservation, aircraft parts…

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D-M executes Bushwhacker exercise

Posted  March 2, 2018

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore An A-10C Thunderbolt II takes off Feb. 12 during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Cactus Flag exercise is designed to test Davis-Monthan AFB’s ability to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world. The exercise also tests readiness in response to a deployment.

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Program Offers Museum Visits to Service Members, Families

Posted  May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON – From Memorial Day through Labor Day, service members and their families can visit more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa courtesy of collaboration among the Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Defense Department. At the Phillips Collection art museum…

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