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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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Army nurse gains insight on cancer battle

Posted  May 5, 2017

FORT BLISS, Texas — Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse and cancer survivor, shared a story of resilience and recovery April 6 during her battle with cancer with William Beaumont Army Medical Center nurses. Elmlinger said she was always athletic. She participated in various high school sports and was even awarded a scholarship based…

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Base access introduced for Gold Star families

Posted  May 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter Michael L. Chavis, a Gold Star parent, shows his new Gold Star Base Access ID card to Carla Diamond, a U.S. Air Force Headquarters community readiness consultant, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017. These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star…

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NMUSAF pays tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

Posted  May 5, 2017

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Friends, family and fans from around the country came together April 17 and 18 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was…

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted  May 1, 2017

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted  May 1, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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