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Retired MWDs looking for families, homes, couches

Fida served her country for almost five years as a military working dog. During the German Shepherd’s career, the European-born canine served as a...

Soldier’s MILITARY STAR bill paid in full at D-M Exchange

For Staff Sgt. Joshua Graser, Army Recruiting Battalion Phoenix, having one less bill to worry about is giving him extra peace of mind. As...

Total Force Recruiting scores knockout with fighters’ league

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. ­— In a combined recruiting effort, Air Force Reserve Command and Air Force Special Operations recruiting recently teamed up and scored...

Air Force pays up to $500 for spouse relicensure after PCS

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force recently announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose...

Concerned leaders order review of base housing

ARLINGTON, Va. — Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff...

U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting...

New guidance for travel to Mexico

The United States Army North Force Protection division has new guidelines regarding travel to Mexico to ensure that our service members are kept safe. All...

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - December 7, 2018 Desert Lightning News – Digital and print publication serving Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ and surrounding...

Given its pedigree, little bird looks to have a big future

Boeing’s newest attack helicopter is known by its nickname and smaller size compared with the AH-64 Apache—but those attributes don’t define the AH-6 “Little...

Fallen WW I aviator gets distinguished flying cross

WASHINGTON — Army Capt. James Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War...

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