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D-M’s new commander to reach new levels of excellence

Col. Mike Drowley, former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, took command of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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Health & Safety

Early prevention leads to lifetime of smiles

Posted  February 3, 2017

Every February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. The aim of Children’s Dental Health Month is to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for children. Developing good dental hygiene habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of…

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Year in Review: July

Posted  January 5, 2018

Senior Airman Mya Crosby Capt. Michael McCarthy, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares to take off July 14 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The A-10 has provided close-air support in worldwide operations for the past three decades.

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55th RQS participates in search and rescue exercise

Posted  October 7, 2016

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers) U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski applies camouflage face faint during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise Jablonski played as the survivor whose goal was to use the tools he acquired…

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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship applicants for 2016 programs

Posted  June 5, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active-duty Airmen interested in unique developmental opportunities may be eligible for the Olmsted Scholar, White House Fellows and Mansfield Fellowship Exchange programs. The programs offer unique professional career developmental experience for Air Force leaders, according to Kris Hunter, the Air Force Personnel Center officer of developmental education. Applicants…

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Commissary case lot sales help maximize the benefit

Posted  September 2, 2016

FORT LEE, Va.–Smart military shoppers know the commissary has the lowest prices in town. And the really smart ones know that for a few days twice a year, stateside commissaries take savings to another level with their Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales. The sales take place each spring and fall, offering savings as much as…

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