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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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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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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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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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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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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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