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July 18, 2014

Air Force News – July 18, 2014

Kansas

A new era in Air Force air refueling capabilities recently took a giant step forward during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell Air Force Base, which will be the first active duty-led main operating base for the new KC-46A.

Greenland

Approximately 70 Air National Guard Airmen and two ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules recently completed the fourth rotation in the Arctic region to support the National Science Foundation. A group of Airmen and LC-130s head for the Arctic region every year to support the foundation and get real-world training out of their base at Kangerlussuaq.

Germany

Spangdahlem Air Base firefighters hosted and participated in the first Mosel Firefighter Combat Challenge in early July in Ediger-Eller. Firefighters from across Europe came together to compete against each other. That included firefighters from Poland, Slovenia, Great Britain, Canada, France and three U.S. air bases in Europe.

Italy

Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman recently said. U.S. military and civilian specialists aboard the ship are neutralizing the chemical materials in international waters, and it should take about 60 days.




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Air Force News – December 19, 2014

Hawaii U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army members from the 613th Air Operations Center collaborated with members from the Japan Air Self Defense Force Dec. 8 through 13 on exercise Yama Sakura 67, the largest U.S. Army annual bilateral exercise in Asia-Pacific region. Washington D.C. About 40 living World War II members, their relatives, and...
 
 

People First – December 19, 2014

Officials announce no FY15 force management Air Force officials announced there is no longer a need to conduct involuntary force management programs for fiscal year 2015 following a year of significant reductions designed to meet the Defense Department strategic and budgetary guidance. Officials confirmed that fiscal year 2014 goals were achieved to size and shape...
 
 
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It’s a way of life

Maj. Ronald Marquez Air Force Instruction 1-1 Paragraph 1.5 states, A way of life. “The mission must be accomplished.” Luke AFB is taking a small break from that mission, back-to-back four-day weekends for some. This means ...
 

 
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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Courtesy graphic Do we have the humility and strength to hear the truth from those beneath us? “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field … All they that heard it wondered at those things which were ...
 
 
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D-models return to flight after longeron repair

Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. An F-16D Fighting Falcon undergoes repairs to the longeron due to cracks. This is one of the last aircraft to be repaired.   Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons fro...
 
 

Holiday services

Holiday hours Commissary Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day Exchange Closed Christmas Day Chapel 623-856-6211 Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel Saturday: Catholic Children’s Christmas program will be held at 6:15 p.m. Sunday: Protestant Contemporary Gospel service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday: Catholic Christmas Family Mass will be...
 




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