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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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News

Five dead as C-130 cargo plane crashes in Georgia

Posted  May 2, 2018

An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed May 2 onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the…

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306th RQS to receive new training facility

Posted  April 30, 2018

The construction of the 306th Rescue Squadron‘s new training facility is underway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The new building will finally house all 306th RQS agencies under one roof.

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Events

D-M holds annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted  April 30, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Col. Chad Balettie, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander, lights a candle during Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., April 23, 2018. The candle lighting was part of a ceremony that memorialized the six million Jews and millions of…

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AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted  April 27, 2018

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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Business

Raytheon awarded Air Force AMRAAM contract

Posted  April 25, 2018

Raytheon Missile Co., Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $12,099,569 fixed-price-incentive contract modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8675-18-C-0003 for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Production Lot 32 field spares and initial depot spares.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2021.  This…

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