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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Salutes & Awards

Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Salutes & Awards

Police week honors fallen defenders

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a great issue with news and features prepared for you this month – starting with our cover story, which features 755th Operational Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Shane Berger.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Salutes & Awards

D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year

The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.

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Prominent TED Talks speaker visits D-M

Simon Sinek visited to speak with Airmen and base leadership at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 2. Sinek is the author of several books which focus on the way leaders and followers in organizations think act and operate.


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Events

D-M hosts 9/11 ceremony

Posted  September 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Airman Angel Akino, 355th Fighter Wing honor guardsmen, plays taps during the 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2017. More than 100 Airmen and civilians attended the ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist…

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Air Force

Last C-5A Galaxy retires to AMARG

Posted  September 11, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie De. Moore The U.S. Air Force’s last C-5A Galaxy rests before being retired to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017. The C-5A has been in operation for over 44 years and has over 22,500 flight hours and…

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Local

Lifting Warthogs with CDDAR

Posted  September 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the…

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Health & Safety

Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted  September 8, 2017

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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Air Force

AF to implement Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program

Posted  September 8, 2017

The Air Force will allow limited fighter aircrew to extend their time at certain assignments in an effort to improve quality of life, quality of service and help retain experienced aviators for longer than 20 years. Beginning Sept. 7, 2017, the Air Force will implement the Second Assignment In-Place Pilot Program for active duty, late-career…

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