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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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Squadron serves as strong link in OIR supply chain

Posted  February 3, 2017

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — Aerial porters from the 870th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron worked steadily alongside loadmasters to load and offload aircraft around the flightline of Al Asad AB during a busy January afternoon; as they moved cargo and prepared it for its final destination. This constant loading and offloading of various items…

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Air Force selects 534 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 534 active-duty officers for promotion as a result the 2016A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major. The boards selected 76 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 159 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and 299 captains for…

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Protect those pearly whites

Posted  February 3, 2017

Sports activities are a common hobby that many Airmen enjoy. Unfortunately, many sports carry some risk of injury. A commonly overlooked area prone to injury is the mouth, including the teeth and gums. Basketball, for instance, is fun until a stray pass hits a player in the face leaving one less tooth with which to…

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D-M all clear after lockdown

Posted  February 3, 2017

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE — At approximately 9:50 a.m. Jan. 23, a member in the vicinity of the flightline reported what was believed to be sounds of gunshots. Out of an abundance of caution, lockdown procedures for the base were initiated. Priority was given to clearing the Child Development Centers and on-base schools in addition…

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Red Flag’s heartbeat: Core unit arrives at Nellis AFB

Posted  February 3, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — The 1st Fighter Wing’s aircrews and support personnel out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base Jan.17 and 18, to participate in Red Flag 17-1, as the exercise’s core unit. Red Flag, a three-week combat training exercise involving U.S. and allied forces’ air, space and…

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