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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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Hearts of strength

She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor as she lay in a dark hospital room March 12, 2014, in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama. Light cut into the room as the door opened and a doctor walked in, waking her and her husband, Kyle Kramer. The doctor informed…

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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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Green Dot training gives implementers tools to teach

Posted  February 9, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Angela Koon, Alteristic Inc., senior Green Dot instructor, briefs Airmen during the 2018 Green Dot refresher course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2018. The refresher course qualified the Airmen to be effective Green Dot implementers. The 2018 Green Dot Implementer training refresher…

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DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

Posted  February 9, 2018

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind…

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