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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer Salutes & Awards

Police week honors fallen defenders

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will participate in National Police Week from May 13-19, 2018, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and highlight the security forces mission.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a great issue with news and features prepared for you this month – starting with our cover story, which features 755th Operational Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Shane Berger.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Salutes & Awards

D-M Airman awarded ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year

The ACC Company Grade Officer of the Year is awarded to an officer that shows extraordinary leadership, expertise and commitment not only in their career field, but in their everyday lives as well.

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Prominent TED Talks speaker visits D-M

Simon Sinek visited to speak with Airmen and base leadership at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 2. Sinek is the author of several books which focus on the way leaders and followers in organizations think act and operate.

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943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

The 943rd Rescue Group finance office was recently awarded the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command’s Financial Analysis Office of the Year for their support of the group’s personnel recovery mission. The finance office efficiently handled more than $30 million in funding for the unit to support various deployments and other costs associated to ensure the…


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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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Zip, zip and AWAY …

Posted  February 3, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour While conducting dissimilar air combat training with the F-15 Eagles Jan. 20, the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center partners were able to keep on mission at the wing’s Total Force Training Center located on Davis-Monthan.

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President Trump nominates Wilson as Air Force secretary

Posted  February 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. In a statement released Jan. 25, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wilson, and her fellow military service secretary nominees, have his utmost confidence. “They will provide strong civilian leadership to strengthen military readiness,…

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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later
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EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later

Posted  February 3, 2017

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.” All the things…

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