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HPO program increases readiness and lethality

Pararescuemen risk life and limb in order to save the lives of others. Over time, these great efforts cause strain to the body, and, if not treated proactively, can lead to potential permanent damage.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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Motivated, dedicated, a step above the rest

They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles, but for one there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.

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Desert Lightning News – Davis Monthan Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Click on the link above and check out our front-page story this month: for the second time in six years, Davis-Monthan AFB has been named the top base in the Air Force by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Air Force family’s blind son awarded service dog

A Luke family was recently awarded a service dog from a local nonprofit organization for their 4-year-old son, Hunter, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia. The condition results in blindness due to the underdevelopment of the optic nerves. Hunter is able see colors, but much of the world around him remains a mystery, according…


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Commentary

Women and men: different, but equal

Posted  May 5, 2017

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Recently, while reading daily news and scrolling through social media news feeds, I could not avoid the headlines, posts and comments about the very recent developments concerning women’s issues. Major events are being recorded, both positive and negative, which may be read in news articles and school textbooks for years…

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People and Places

And You Shall Teach Your Children …

Posted  May 5, 2017

For some time I’ve been interested in, and somewhat passionate about, Holocaust education. That was not always the case. I am Jewish, and I was always aware that my maternal grandfather’s family vanished without a trace during World War II. They were from Riga, Latvia and apparently, the Holocaust swallowed them up. No one could…

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Exchange Gives Shoppers Chance to Win Kawasaki KX™250F Motorcycle

Posted  May 5, 2017

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving away $16,750 worth of motocross gear this spring during the Monster Kawasaki Motorcycle Sweepstakes. Through May 31, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of two Kawasaki KX™250F motorcycles, each valued at $7,500, or one of five Monster Motorcycle helmets,…

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Exchange shoppers save with Salad Wednesdays

Posted  May 5, 2017

DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can put green on their plates while keeping some green in their wallets with Salad Wednesdays at their Exchange food court. Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. Salad Wednesday is part of the Exchange’s…

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Air Force

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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