Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding communities. An AerotechNews.com Publication. – July 2021
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2021 edition of Davis-Monthan AFB Desert Lightning News! “The Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan welcomed yet another venerable aircraft to its confines recently, as the final retired OC-135B Open Skies aircraft from the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base arrived to be placed in storage. The AMARG team will tend to the aircraft in painstaking detail: flushing systems, cleaning and sealing thoroughly, and coating it in preservation compounds — all to ensure that the aircraft’s capabilities remain intact, should it ever be recalled to service. We have an inside look at the storage and preservation process, along with much more news for you, in this month’s issue of Desert Lightning News! Click on the link below for the latest digital edition of DLN, viewable on your computer or mobile device.
Here are some more highlights from our July issue:
- 309th AMARG welcomes new commander: page 1
- Spouse pilots perform fini-flight: page 2
- Operation Agile Dragon takes flight from Sheppard AFB: page 4
- A-10 Agile Combat Employment immersion training held: page 5
- Bushwhacker, Mobility Guardian combine to sharpen Dynamic Wing: page 6
- MQ-9 Reapers from 214th Attack Group join Red Flag Rescue: page 6
All this and much more, in this edition of Desert Lightning News! Hard copies of the paper will be available at various distribution points on base and in surrounding communities starting July 1st. “Like” our page for daily news updates – we now regularly cross-post news and features from the military bases we serve throughout the desert Southwest, as an extension of our military and defense community. As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend! #aerotechnews #dmafbnews #desertlightningnews