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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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2017 Air Force Summer Employment Program

Posted  March 29, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for temporary summer jobs at various Air Force installations. To apply, visit www.usajobs.gov. Job announcements are open until March 31, 2017. Questions regarding job opportunities can be addressed by calling the MyPers Total Force Service Center Customer Service line at 800-525-0102. The call is toll free. The Department of the Air…

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Around the Air Force: March 29

Posted  March 29, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force has a dedicated website to commemorate the Air Force’s 70th birthday and coating booths are in the works for F-35 sustainment.

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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Posted  March 27, 2017

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Relationships built through maintenance expertise

Posted  March 24, 2017

The United States Air Force’s commitment to develop partner nation air forces is sometimes accomplished one officer at a time, and the Arizona Air National Guard is offering one of its best assets to the exchange program---maintenance experience.

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Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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