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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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Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, Arnold

Posted  February 3, 2017

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama — The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex. Our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history —…

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Notice to claimants

Posted  February 3, 2017

Master Sgt. Eric Kieffer of the 68th Rescue Flight, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, passed away on Jan. 1, 2017. Anyone having knowledge of claim for or against the deceased’s estate may contact the Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Meaghan Maki, at 520-228-9258, or by email at meaghan.maki@us.af.mil.

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In briefs

Posted  February 3, 2017

Blue Angels to perform at 2018 Open House The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be the main aerial demonstration March 17 and 18, 2018, for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Open House. For more information on the Blue Angels, go to www.blueangels.navy.mil. For more information, call the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 520-228-3407 or…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted  February 3, 2017

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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Heritage Flight Training at D-M

Posted  February 3, 2017

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE – The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Feb. 9-12, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive Feb. 7-8 and depart Feb. 13. Civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together…

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