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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer News

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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A Q&A with Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis

Posted  July 31, 2015

The men and women of the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) welcomed a new First Sgt. in May. Master Sgt. Jaime M. Lewis, began his career in 2000 as an Aerial Porter, where he performed duties such as passenger services, cargo warehouse worker, ramp services, special handling, and air terminal operation center controller. After…

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309th AMARG delivers 23 F/A-18C Hornets ahead of schedule

Posted  August 18, 2017

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Mechanics with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group work to remove a stabilator from an F/A-18C Hornet at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., on June 6, 2016, in preparation for the aircraft to be transported to a Boeing maintenance facility at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Fla. Tucson’s 309th Aerospace…

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162nd Wing provides assistance as D-M security forces goes “down range”

Posted  April 17, 2015

For decades now, the 162nd Wing and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base have maintained the presence of global air power in the Tucson skies while invoking a patriotic sprit in the community. Their military presence, however, is not exclusive of each other. From facilitating the sites that sustain the Total Force Training Center and Operation Noble…

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#InnovateDLT: Innovating the game
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#InnovateDLT: Innovating the game

Posted  March 1, 2016

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 355th Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, reached out to Airmen of Davis-Monthan AFB to get ideas for revolutionizing the base through a new initiative called Innovate DLT, which gives Airmen a direct line to Meger and allows them to define a problem or propose…

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Health & Safety

SERE meets SPEAR: Specialists convene for unique combative course

Posted  May 15, 2017

Self-defense is a major component of support provided by Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists to troops who have a high risk of isolation in theater, such as downed-pilots and operators.

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