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2nd F-35 squadron stands up

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumes command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron June 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is scheduled to begin accepting F-35 Lightning II jets in July and will be joined by partner nations Norway and Italy. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumed command of the 62nd Fighter…

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Two-Airman family can be adventure

Posted June 12, 2015 by Maj. ROCHELLE SMITH

“You’re both in the military? When do you plan to get out?” When I meet someone new, these are common questions I hear. As someone who has been in the military for 13 years and married to a fellow Airman for 12 of those 13 years of service, my marriage has been a big part…

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Continuous self-development means improvement

Posted June 12, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MARK SMITH

I am writing about something that might inspire Airmen to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. I want Airmen to participate in continuous self-development. Why is this important? Aside from making yourself competitive for the next rank or employment outside the military, it is important for personal growth and happiness. I am sure many people…

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Soaring into the sunset …

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Harvey Brugger An F-35 Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base just after sunset. Brugger, the photographer, is an air traffic controller at Luke Air Force Base and took this photo from the tower’s catwalk.

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Household loss claims must be filed timely

Posted June 12, 2015 by Capt. JHEREMY PERKINS

You just arrived in beautiful, sunny Arizona (or your next duty station). As you begin unpacking, you discover a box of broken items. Oh, what to do? Under the contract the Defense Department has with the carrier industry, you can get full replacement value for your damaged goods. Note that FRV does not mean you…

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Local

News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted June 12, 2015 by

308th FS inactivation The 308th Fighter Squadron’s Emerald Knights will inactivate in a ceremony at 8 a.m. June 25 in Hangar 999. The squadron’s aircraft will move next week to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and become the 314th Fighter Squadron. 61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of…

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Salutes & Awards

AF announces TSgt selects

Posted June 12, 2015 by

The names of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant was released Tuesday. The following are those selected at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Luther Mitchell and Natalie Nelson 56th Training Squadron Brandin Bethel, Nathan Burkhart, Chandler Hunter and Brian Reilly 56th Operations Support Squadron Veronica Armstrong, Anthony May and Branden Rowe…

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Salutes & Awards

Comm squadron changes command

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Col. Carol Miller, 56th Mission Support Group deputy commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Maj. Lewis Sorvillo June 5 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Health & Safety

Drug testing: What’s fact or myth?

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

For those who have donned a military service uniform, most have heard the myths and urban legends that surround random drug testing, with the biggest question being “Is it really random?” With facts received from the 56th Fighter Wing Drug Demand Reduction, this article presents the truth about the process that begins with a notification…

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Health & Safety

Don’t get hooked by phishers

Posted June 12, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and personal information at…

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