Air Force

July 20, 2012

Air Force News – July 20, 2012


Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base recently received 721 iPads to be used as electronic flight bags for C-130 Hercules aircrews as part of Air Mobility Command’s effort to reduce paper waste and costs by replacing flight bags and loads of paperwork they hold with the electronic tablets.


New York

Tactical Air Control Party members and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron from Syracuse recently participated in a first-of-its-kind joint maritime operations exercise on Lake Ontario. The exercise is believed to be the first time that an ASOS unit has conducted joint training operations with a remotely piloted aircraft in a maritime setting.



During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley recently met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base to speak with Airmen about the direction of the Air Force, meet with them on the job and learn what’s on their minds.



Operation School Supplies recently delivered a large cargo box full of more than 140 backpacks to a local Afghan school house. The humanitarian mission delivered school supplies for Afghan teachers and students at the school.

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56th MOS change of command

Col. Victor Mora, 56th Maintenance Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. James Schieser July 23 during the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

Air Force News – July 27, 2012

Colorado An Air Force Reservist was killed and another was wounded during the mass shooting at an Aurora theater July 20. Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29, was among the 12 fatalities and another Air Force Reservist was among 58 wounded during a midnight shooting rampage at the Century 16 multiplex, about 10 miles from downtown...

Honor among the guard

Members of the Honor Guard use fire to remove loose strings on their ceremonial gloves before an open ranks inspection July 10 at Luke Air Force Base. The Honor Guard represents the U.S. Air Force during ceremonies and events a...

Courtesy photo

Luke continues to support F-35 mission at Eglin AFB

Courtesy photo An F-35 and two Luke F-16s fly a sortie over Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. These F-16s, along with more than 360 Luke maintainers, have been instrumental in advancing the F-35 program, according to Lt. Col. Michael ...

Focus on Appearance – July 20, 2012

  Did you know … Fingernails are not to exceed ¼-inch in length past the tip of the finger. They are not to interfere with duty performance or hinder proper fit of prescribed safety equipment or uniform items. Nail polish will be a single color that complements the skin tone noting bright red, orange, purple,...

TRS gets new leader

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Liljenstolpe July 13 as he assumes command of the 56th Training Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.


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