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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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Raytheon, U.S. Air Force upgrade MALD-J with anti-jam capabilities

Posted  March 1, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force validated performance of an upgraded navigation system for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) in six flight tests from B-52 and F-16 aircraft at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The system upgrade, designated as GAINS II (GPS Aided Inertial Navigation System), includes an enhanced multi-element GPS controlled antenna…

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Around the Air Force: March 1

Posted  March 1, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1, the trials for the Air Force Warrior Games are underway, and a C-5 Galaxy transported Apache helicopters for the Army.

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Goldfein’s revitalizing squadrons initiative process begins

Posted  February 27, 2017

The Air Force District of Washington and Joint Base Andrews are on the leading edge of a chief of staff of the Air Force initiative that will impact the total force Air Force.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 24

Posted  February 27, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the 17th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody retires and his replacement, CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright, shares some of his tenure goals and the QF-16 takes flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

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AF offers new 2-year degree program for civilians

Posted  February 24, 2017

The Air Force is expanding development opportunities for the civilian workforce by offering an associate degree at little to no cost. Graduates of the online program will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Air Force leadership and management studies. The 60-credit hour program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools….

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