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Vol. 12, No. 2  Serving Southern Arizona’s military community, including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base                                                       February 2019


StorIES                                                 March 23 and 24

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 Get to know your child’s
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 Improve your run, 9


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  Continue to get Davis-Monthan                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Airman Alexander Cook
      Air Force Base latest news
     and information from these                         Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a weapons bay doors pass Jan. 16 during an
                                                        F-35 demo practice at Luke Air Force Base. During the off-season, the F-35 Demo Team has been practicing and refining their
   sources: http://www.aerotech-                        new demonstration, which will highlight the F-35A Lightning II’s full maneuvering capabilities.
                                                        F-35 demos new bag of tricks at D-M air show
               and social media
                                                                         by Staff Sgt.                       Fourteen maneuvers make up the aerobatic       include: High Alpha Half Cuban, Weapons
     Desert Lightning News                                         JENSEN STIDHAM                         performance, many of which have never been        Bay Doors Pass, Minimum Radius Turn to
                                                                                                          seen by public audiences.                         High Alpha Loop, Pedal Turn, Square Loop,
      Date of publication                                                 F-35A Demo Team Public Affairs                                                    Slow Speed to Power Climb with a Split-S
                                                                                                             “The maneuvers showcase the full envelope      Reposition, Inverted to Inverted Roll and
       First Friday                                        As one of the premier acts at the Thunder      of the F-35,” Olson said.“On the slow end, we’ll  Tactical Pitch.
                                                        and Lightning Over Arizona air show, March        get down to less than 100 miles per hour of air
            of the month                                23 and 24 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,        speed, just barely hanging there but in com-         Each air show demonstration is scheduled
     Submission deadline                                the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team         plete control.Then on the high end,we’re going    to last approximately 30 minutes. Half of the
                                                        has something new in its bag of tricks.           to take it up to just below the sound barrier     show will be spent performing jaw-dropping
15th day of the month                                                                                     for the high-speed pass. We’re also going to be   maneuvers and the other half performing the
                                                           Capt. Andrew Olson, demonstration team         pulling up to 9Gs, 9 times the force of gravity,  Heritage Flight profile with select vintage
prior to date of publication                            commander and pilot, has spent much of the        and carving the jet into the air at huge angles   war planes.
                                                        last three months designing, developing and       of attack of more than 50 degrees.”
  Veterans                                              practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo                                                                                             See DEMO, Page 12
                                                        profile.                                             Some maneuvers in the demonstration
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