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CE test warfighting capabilities

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28-30, 2018. The exercise was held to evaluate their response to a damaged airfield in a simulated deployed environment.

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Blanchard Golf Course to close

The Eagles Nest Café and Blanchard Golf Course will cease all operations except for the driving range and putting green, May 1.

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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Digital Edition We have a great issue of news and features prepared for you this month – thanks for checking us out! On page 3, we salute D-M pilots Maj. Tyler Schultz and Capt. Samantha Harvey, who were each…

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JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, a flood of critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course…


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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted  February 14, 2018

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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355th LRS conducts large-scale cargo movement exercise

Posted  February 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer A forklift places cargo onto a weigh station during a large-scale cargo movement exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Cargo movement specialists from the 355th Logistics Readiness…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted  February 14, 2018

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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D-M executes Cactus Flag 18-02 readiness exercise

Posted  February 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer An. Airman issues equipment and supplies during a training exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2018. The exercise was held to test readiness in response to a simulated deployment.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers A U.S. Airman…

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D-M conducts training exercise

Posted  February 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. The readiness exercise allows Airmen to practice unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care.   Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyter…

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