Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 2019

Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities – May 2019

Thanks for checking out the May edition of Desert Lightning News! This month’s cover story features Exercise Bushwhacker 19-05, which was held in April at Davis-Monthan AFB. Squadrons of the 355th Wing proved the “Dynamic Wing” construct during the exercise, which tested ability to rapidly wield combat airpower to austere and contested locations. Another example of why D-M is the top base in the US Air Force! Click on the link below to read the full story, and move through to our center spread for a full Exercise Bushwhacker photo feature on pages 8 and 9.

Here are some more highlights from the May issue:

  • CMSgt. Shanece Johnson and “the jump”: page 3
  • Airman gives the gift of life to Air Force family member: page 5
  • Last surviving Doolittle Raider passes, marking the end of an era: page 6
  • D-M pararescuemen sharpen skills during Razor’s Edge: page 11

All this and much more, in the May 2019 edition of Desert Lightning News! Pick up a hard copy of the paper beginning May 3, at our usual distribution points. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page for daily updates on news coming out of D-M and other military and defense installations in the desert southwest. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great week! #aerotechnews #dmafbnews

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