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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

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Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Latin American Cadets visit Thunderbolt Nation

Cadets from 12 different Latin American nations arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 6 for this year’s Latin American Cadet’s Initiatives program.


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Commentary

Invisible wounds cause pain

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program, and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force…

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Cadet IPs teach AF Academy sophomores to soar in Arizona

Posted  April 7, 2016

Blizzard-like conditions may have struck the U.S. Air Force Academy earlier this month, but in Arizona the weather was perfect for cadet instructor pilots who taught academy sophomores the art of soaring in Coolidge, Arizona.  During their two-week trip to Arizona, 15 cadets and four officers from the 94th Flying Training Squadron’s Academy Soaring Program…

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Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course

Posted  August 7, 2017

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017.

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The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted  March 27, 2017

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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ATC chief leaves legacy to Airmen

Posted  January 23, 2017

‘We are known forever by the tracks we leave behind,’ is a statement that strongly resonates with retired Chief Master Sgt. Tadd Cahow, former 56th Operations Group superintendent who retired after nearly 30 years of service.

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