Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – March 2020


Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities. An Publication. – March 2020

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - March 2020


Greetings, everyone – thanks for checking out the March 2020 edition of Davis-Monthan AFB Desert Lightning News! This month, we salute and bid farewell to the first specially

modified EC-130H “Compass Call” aircraft, tail number 1587, which made its final flight in January after 28 years of service. “The retirement of aircraft 73-01587 is a historic event for the U.S. Air Force and a proud moment for the EC-130H Compass Call program,” said Col. Phil Acquaro, 55th ECG commander. Originally nicknamed “Kermit” and later rechristened “Reaper,” the aircraft will be modified into a static aircraft and displayed in front of the ECG campus. Click on the link below to get a closer look at the EC-130H and read the full story in your online copy of Desert Lightning News.

Here are some more highlights from our current edition:

  • Easter Worship Schedule: page 3
  • Air Force announces new F-35A Demonstration Team pilot: page 4
  • S. Air Force song lyrics changed to reflect diversity in force: page 5
  • “Flightline Friday” – Pave Hawk Edition: page 6
  • 944th Fighter Wing medics boast long, proud history: page 12

All this and much more, in this issue of Desert Lightning News! Pick up a hard copy of the paper beginning March 6th at our usual distribution points on base and in Tucson. 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. #aerotechnews #dmafbnews