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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Salutes & Awards

Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force

The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years. The base won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of service members

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore Local

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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Climate survey is opportunity to share opinions with AF leaders

Posted  April 3, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Total Force Climate Survey, available from March 13 to April 27, offers active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen a chance to express their opinions, perceptions and suggestions to help leaders improve their units. The Air Force Survey Office (AFSO) here began emailing participation…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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Airman receives Soldier’s Medal

Posted  April 3, 2015

Master Sergeant Matthew A. Garcia was presented the Soldier’s Medal by Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, Mar. 25.  While deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Garcia saved the lives of two pilots who were critically injured after landing their helicopter on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan….

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Expanded use-or-lose leave law set to expire soon

Posted  April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced. Service members will automatically lose any accumulated…

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Air Force Chief of Staff visits Davis-Monthan

Posted  April 3, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released) U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to Airmen during an all-call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 25, 2015. During the all-call, Welsh emphasized that no matter what their job entails, each individual Airman is critical to the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
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Anything you can do I can do better

Posted  April 10, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sibling rivalry has always challenged people to do things better, like run faster or jump higher. Two brothers have taken that competition to new heights to make the Air Force greater. “We have always competed to find out who was the best,” said Senior Airman Leonel DeJesus-Martinez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron…

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