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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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100 years of ‘mateship’

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona hosts several nations for training in both the F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon. This year is the 100th year that Australia has been partnered with the United States.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.


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Barry M. Goldwater Range celebrates 75 Years

Posted  November 18, 2016

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Barry M. Goldwater Range since its acquisition.

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Airman finds peace in hiking

Posted  November 4, 2016

For Staff Sgt. Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron readiness & mortuary affairs technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hiking is his way of decompressing.

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First Term Airman Course receives curriculum overhaul

Posted  June 8, 2017

Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend a newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation.

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First class of Norwegian, Italian F-35 pilots begins

Posted  October 9, 2015

The first class of future F-35 Lightning II instructor pilots from Norway and Italy began their training Sept. 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The pilots, from countries partnered with the United States in the procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will learn how to operate the advanced aircraft under the instruction of pilots…

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AF, Navy join forces to protect

Posted  September 11, 2015

Following force reductions in 2014, career fields around the Air Force likely experienced manpower strains in daily operations – the 56th Security Forces Squadron was no exception to these cuts. In September 2013, the squadron was authorized 185 active-duty members. By October 2014, the unit was reduced to a mere 136 active-duty members. With these…

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