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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! This month, we have the 2018 edition of “The Book.” This is the annual mission update for Davis-Monthan AFB, which includes information for each organization on D-M – mission statements, demographics and responsibilities for each squadron, unit and other groups on base.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Giovanni Sims Local

Legal office providing will assistance to local retirees

The 355th Fighter Wing Legal Office at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is providing a free service to retirees by holding will signings.

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

Honorary commander program inspires outreach

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Honorary Commander Program gives local civic and business leaders to gain a better understanding and greater insight of the various missions and units on base by providing tours and activities.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Health & Safety

355th MDG offers unique physical therapy experiences

Though the safety of Airmen is of utmost importance, injuries, both in and out of work, are inevitable.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participate in the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run at D-M AFB, Ariz., June 8, 2018. Along with the 5k run, a raffle for various prizes was held at the conclusion of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Local

D-M goes for color run …

Airman 1st Class Frankie Moore Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participate in the 355th Force Support Squadron’s annual 5k Color Run, June 8 at D-M AFB. Along with the 5k run, a raffle for prizes was held at the conclusion of the event. Forty volunteers threw more than 200 bags of colored chalk at…


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Photo by Trisha A. Dennis
Local

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebaration

Posted  October 7, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – September is Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Irwin and over 150 Soldiers and family members attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center, Wed. The guest speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric J. Vidal, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR Command Sergeant Major, shared his experiences of growing up in…

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Air Force

Starter-generator failure led to intentional crash of RPA

Posted  July 13, 2016

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was…

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Defense

Legal expert offers tax time solutions for maximum benefits

Posted  February 6, 2015

WASHINGTON – Winter brings not only cold weather, but for some, the dreaded confusion of tax season. However, service members, retirees and family members can get fast, free, professional help in filing their tax returns between now and June 2015, a Pentagon official said. Army Lt. Col. Samuel W. Kan, an attorney and Certified Financial…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier
Local

A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration

Posted  January 24, 2018

While all members of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey)
Commentary

Keep Your Holidays From Going Up in Flames

Posted  December 21, 2015

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. — For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to Davis Monthan Fire Emergency Services, many households engage in holiday activities…

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