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Salutes & Awards

D-M pilot wins top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018

Posted November 12, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 17-20, 2018.

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Local

Citizen-Warrior: Military, police work go hand-in-hand for Guard member

Posted November 5, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith

Air Force Staff Sgt. Rodrigo Acosta, a security forces specialist with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson, said he felt fortunate to belong to an Arizona-based unit when he deployed to Kuwait last summer.

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Local

Chief master sergeant of Air Force visits D-M

Posted November 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Giovanni Sims

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited several units at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to speak with Airmen Oct. 22-24, 2018. During his visit, Chief Wright held discussions with members of the Desert Lighting Team about professional development as well as his priorities and vision for the future of our Air Force.

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News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We wish all our readers an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend – and to set the tone, we’ve devoted some space in our pages this…

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Violin player sailed on to career in Navy

Posted November 2, 2018 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

There used to be an ad commonly seen in the 1960s that stated, “Join the Navy and see the world.” An accomplished violin player in middle and high school who played in the school orchestra took these words to heart. Richard States spent 20 years in the active Navy and eight years in the Naval…

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AF veteran legend in martial arts

Posted November 2, 2018 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

Throughout the decades martial arts have fascinated millions of people all over the world. There have been numerous motion pictures featuring martial artists such as Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and the late Bruce Lee. The Karate Kid movies entertained audiences worldwide. The late Rudy Crosswell, an Air Force veteran, who passed away Sept….

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AF careers gave brothers key to success

Posted November 2, 2018 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

Retired senior master sergeants Gary Fetters and his brother Rod Fetters own Castle Rock Homes, a successful Phoenix area home building company. Castle Rock has pioneered a unique method of home building. Their successful business journey began in 2004, but the foundation was laid in the Air Force. Gary served in the Air Force as…

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Local

PACE enhances D-M Airmen leadership skills

Posted October 29, 2018 by Airman Frankie D. Moore

Air Force photograph by Airman Frankie D. Moore Lt. Col. Trevor Rosenberg, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence senior instructor, listens to an Airman’s questions during an “Enhancing Human Capital” seminar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2018. During this class, attendees are taught how to strengthen their leadership skills by developing a…

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Local

563rd RQG realigns to the 355th FW

Posted October 12, 2018 by Airman Frankie D. Moore

The 563rd Rescue Group, a geographically-separated unit out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was realigned from the 23rd Wing to Davis-Monthan AFB’s 355th Fighter Wing Oct. 1, 2018. The realignment brought all rescue squadrons and maintenance units that fall under the 563rd RQG, to include other geographically-separated assets located at Nellis AFB, Nevada, under the supervision of the 355th FW.

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Space

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

Posted October 11, 2018 by

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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