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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers Veterans

SAVAHCS hosts POW/MIA recognition ceremony

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System held a remembrance ceremony at their main campus in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16.

Air Force photograph by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Local

48th RQS Airmen participate in high angle rescue training

Pararescuemen are required to be proficient in a great number of rescue techniques. When they aren’t deployed, they are honing their skills and learning new ones.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski Local

Runway 12 ILS guides first approaching aircraft

The Runway 12 Instrument Landing System guided its first approaching aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Local

Guardian Angel Combat Leaders Course put into action

It takes countless years of career field education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader.

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Marvin R. Preston Salutes & Awards

Taking care of people earns spotlight

It is common to see a first sergeant spotlight the accomplishments of outstanding Airmen while remaining in the shadows, but this time the spotlight is on the Arizona National Guard's Senior Master Sgt. Jack Minaya as the Air National Guard's Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year.


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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted  March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal year 2015. The Secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to…

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D-M, military retirees have $1.47 billion impact on local community

Posted  March 6, 2015

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all assigned and employed personnel; construction expenditures; and an estimated number and dollar value…

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D-M deploys 1,100 Airmen around the globe

Posted  March 6, 2015

Approximately 1,100 Airmen have been tasked to deploy from D-M during the first three months of 2015, more than twice the normal amount. Typically, the base would have around 500 Airmen deployed at any given time which makes this deployment a significant increase. This deployment includes Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, 55th Electronic Combat…

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Davis-Monthan AFB economic impact analysis

Posted  March 6, 2015

Davis-Monthan AFB is home of the 355 FW and its nine major tenant units, to include 12th Air Force Headquarters (AFSOUTH). At any given time, Davis-Monthan AFB has anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 Airmen deployed around the world engaged in combat operations. Although these Airmen come from every state in the nation, they call Tucson…

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2015 Desert Lightning News Mission Update

Posted  March 6, 2015

Welcome to the annual Mission Update Edition of Desert Lightning News! This edition of the newspaper will highlight Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s impacts to the local community, country, and the world. The U.S. Air Force’s core values of “Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do!” will be exemplified throughout this edition…

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