Local

August 2, 2013

Former Luke boss takes reigns of Air Force safety enterprise

Neubauer-mug
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer assumed the duties of Air Force chief of safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center July 15.

Reporting directly to the Air Force chief of staff, Neubauer develops, executes and evaluates Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear surety programs.

The general served previously as the 7th Air Force vice commander, Air Forces Korea, chief of staff, Air Component Command, Osan Air Base, South Korea; and Luke Air Force Base commander July 2008 through September 2010.

His career includes a variety of operational and staff positions, including command at the squadron, group and wing levels. He served as the chief of staff of the Air Force chair at the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., and as the commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Neubauer is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flight hours in the F-16, including over 500 combat hours.

“It’s a privilege to lead our Air Force safety professionals who provide top cover to safeguard our Airmen,” Neubauer said. “Our Air Force safety ethos is absolutely vital to our mission and to preserving combat capability.”

Neubauer succeeds Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward who now leads the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at the Pentagon.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Justice Report

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in July. 56th Maintenance Group Courts-Martial • A staff sergeant was court-martialed for wrongful use of methamphetamine, wrongful use of cocaine, and wrongful distribution of cocaine. The member received a reduction to airman basic, forfeiture of $700 pay per month for...
 
 

Contract signed to improve base for years to come

Being the largest fighter wing in the Air Force has its costs. Everything from school quality, the local economy, crime rates, traffic and climate, to on-base amenities, such as commissaries, are assessed to determine the best Air Force bases in the US. In order to keep the living standards high for all Airmen at Luke...
 
 

News Briefs August 15, 2014

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise today. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting indiv...
 

 

Utah outdoors adventures: Camping at Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon

Senior Airman Grace Lee The sun rises over Lake Powell, a major vacation spot to about 2 million people each year. One day my friends came up with a great idea—camping. The last time I recalled “camping” was during Vacation Bible School, which consisted of sleeping in a tent at our church’s playground for one...
 
 

News Briefs August 8, 2014

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Aug. 15. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting...
 
 

56th Operations Support Squadron forecasts for Luke AFB

Ever curious where that AtHoc notice that flies across the computer screen alerting of weather warnings and when heat index changes comes from? Credit the people at the 56th Operations Support Squadron weather forecasting and warning services. Their mission is to observe and provide weather forecasts and severe weather threats to more than 30 squadrons...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin