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Blanchard Golf Course to close

The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1.

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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Digital Edition We have a great issue of news and features prepared for you this month – thanks for checking us out! On page 3, we salute D-M pilots Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, who were each…

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JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course…

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Hearts of strength

She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor as she lay in a dark hospital room March 12, 2014, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama. Light cut into the room as the door opened and a doctor walked in, waking her and her husband, Kyle Kramer. The doctor informed…

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Soldier takes aim at DOD warrior games, beyond

Posted  March 2, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do just about anything to obtain it? Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has endured multiple surgeries following injuries he suffered over multiple deployments. As a result, the 29-year-old Infantryman soon will be…

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Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes Airman

Posted  March 2, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — After enduring countless hardships and overcoming numerous obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa, and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. Surviving As one of roughly 20,000 children uprooted by the gruesome Second Sudanese…

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Desert Destinations: Humphreys Peak

Posted  March 2, 2018

Senior Airman Ridge Shan An elevation sign stands atop the summit of Humphreys Peak. Humphreys Peak is Arizona’s highest point and the tallest mountain in the San Francisco Peaks. Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, hikes Humphreys Summit Trail north of Flagstaff. The trail is…

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Face of Defense: Sisters in different services train together

Posted  March 2, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana graduated Jan. 30 from the Medical Education and Training Campus. She will begin the next phase of her service in the Air Force by continuing her training as a radiology technician at Travis Air Force Base, California. Even though Panchana, 26, is…

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48th RQS PJs primed for deployment after extensive training cycle

Posted  February 28, 2018

A dry and frigid December night hosts no moon in its sky and provides little ambient light as a team of pararescuemen race to their objective area in a convoy of open-cabbed, off-road vehicles.

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