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Salutes & Awards

943rd RQG finance office wins 2017 AFRC award

Posted May 4, 2018 by LUKE JOHNSON

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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Service Dog lends war veteran helping paw

Posted May 4, 2018 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. LILIANA MORENO

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — What if you are screaming for help, but no one can hear you? What if your life starts to crumble? Do you know where to turn or what options are available to veterans and service members? These are the kinds of questions retired Tech. Sgt. Brandon Jones felt as he…

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Sports

355th CES thwarts OG’s Cinderella story in basketball action

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. JEREMY CRIDER

The stage was set for a true Cinderella story. The 355th Operations Group had overcome massive adversity between player suspensions and members out for Red Flag. There were days when only five players were able to attend games. This led to a less than stellar regular season for this hardheaded group that just wouldn’t go…

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News

Five dead as C-130 cargo plane crashes in Georgia

Posted May 2, 2018 by

An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed May 2 onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the…

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

306th RQS to receive new training facility

Posted April 30, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

The construction of the 306th Rescue Squadron‘s new training facility is underway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The new building will finally house all 306th RQS agencies under one roof.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer
Local

CE test warfighting capabilities

Posted April 23, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in an airfield damage response and assessment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 28-30, 2018. The exercise was held to evaluate their response to a damaged airfield in a simulated deployed environment.

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Local

Blanchard Golf Course to close

Posted April 16, 2018 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

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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Air Force

When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Posted April 13, 2018 by Gen. Mike Holmes,

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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News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Posted April 10, 2018 by

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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Air Force

JBLE Airman overcomes defeat, pays it forward

Posted April 6, 2018 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class MONICA ROYBAL

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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