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CE test warfighting capabilities

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28-30, 2018. The exercise was held to evaluate their response to a damaged airfield in a simulated deployed environment.

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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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Flight of the Thunderbirds

Posted  May 5, 2017

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The last time they met he was a young man, focused and lean, part of a precision team. After three decades, they were once again reunited. Though he saw his former teammate as if it were yesterday, this time it was gloss black with livery of the 2nd Fighter…

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Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman gives back

Posted  May 5, 2017

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim grew up in Lebanon, a small, picturesque country with nearly 200 miles of Mediterranean coastline to the west. Syria borders the country to the north and east, and Israel borders it to the south. Lebanon has a rich history, with evidence of settlements there dated to…

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Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen

Posted  May 5, 2017

  Editors note: This feature is one in a series on focusing on single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story. MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — In the early hours of darkness, the sound of reveille routinely rings throughout Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Trainees spring out of their beds to begin days filled with…

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Basketball diplomacy slam dunk in Cameroon

Posted  May 5, 2017

GAROUA, Cameroon — American and Cameroonian soldiers come from entirely separate parts of the world with distinct cultural differences. But on April 21 they discovered something in common — the urge to beat their respective countries’ air forces when given the chance. A few days before the game, members of Task Force Toccoa, a 101st…

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Airmen honor fallen military working dogs, handlers

Posted  May 5, 2017

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — For some, having a canine companion is like having a tail-wagging best friend. For the Air Force military working dog handlers with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, it means having another wingman they honor like their human counterparts. Personnel here did just that, commemorating fallen military working dogs…

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