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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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New construction of fourth F-35 squadron

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and Nondestructive Inspection Building.

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AMC enables first international F-35B deployment

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone Jan. 18 by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan. The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international…

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K-9s mission-ready at Luke

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications K-9s are required to have. “The certification process is done annually or when there is a…


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Air Force

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted  February 17, 2017

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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EMS/AGE defeats 607th ACS

Posted  October 2, 2015

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircrew Ground Equipment team and the 607th Air Control Squadron stepped on the field Sept. 24 for an intramural football match at Luke Air Force Base. EMS/AGE defeated the 607th ACS 21-14. The EMS/AGE team came into the game determined to win and were the first to score with 14…

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Air Force

New Military Star cardholders get chance at $25,000 in credits

Posted  October 2, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it rewarding for military shoppers to check out the advantages of a Military Star card with its latest sweepstakes.  With the Apply Today sweepstakes, which coincides with the launch of the new Military Star rewards program, military shoppers who apply and are approved for a new…

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Health & Safety

Successful relationships simple, kind of …

Posted  October 2, 2015

Although October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, rather than dwell on the negatives of relationships, perhaps more attention should be focused on the components of successful relationships. Successful relationships have certain elements in common that have been observed and verified in actual research. Some of these elements are obvious and simple, yet we often do…

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Health & Safety

Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 2, 2015

“Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP” Luke Fire Services invites the Luke Air Force Base community: Saturday • 9 a.m. Fire truck parade • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House at Fire Station No.1 Games, food, photos, fire trucks Monday through Oct. 9 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show & Tell at commissary…

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