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Senior Airman Grace Lee
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Reserve IPs support F-35 mission

Posted August 25, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, left, and Maj. Eric Puels, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pilots, stand in front of an F-35 Lightning II on the Luke Air Force Base flightline. Air Force Reserve pilots at Luke are contributing to Luke’s mission by teaching future F-35 pilots how to fly, fight and…

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Airmen bring economic opportunity to Afghan women: T-bolt receives AETC public service award

Posted August 21, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo The idea for the nonprofit came from Capt. Jon Hudgins after he received a Christmas card from home with a picture in which he saw almost every woman wearing a scarf. “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” ~ John F. Kennedy War is a destructive…

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Common sense, simplicity play lead role

Posted August 21, 2015 by Master Sgt. JOSEPH CASTILLO

There are numerous resources describing the attributes of extraordinary leaders, and one could spend countless hours sorting through data to supplement their toolkit. However, as with most things, common sense and simplicity should play a factor in any leadership situation. Throughout my Air Force experience, I have witnessed the same basic and successful qualities in…

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Prevent storm water pollution during monsoon

Posted August 21, 2015 by Marc Yalom

Courtesy photo The storm drain inlet gates at the POL yard remain closed to prevent potentially contaminated storm runoff from entering the storm sewer system. Heavy winds, thunder, lightning, dust and intense, local rainfall define the Arizona monsoon. The seasonal rainfall supports the unique desert ecology of our area. In the developed parts of our…

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News Briefs August 21, 2015

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 3. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruption of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions,…

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Operation Patriot Angler gets off to cool start

Posted August 21, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

Members of the 944th Fighter Wing departed Luke Air Force Base July 25 leaving behind temperatures closing in on the century mark and were greeted five hours later at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, by a breezy 65 degrees which was a great start to the 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron 2015 annual tour. The 944th LRS…

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Senior Airman James Hensley
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Mentoring provides solutions to challenging times

Posted August 21, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. John Morin shows Airman 1st Class Kevin Dawson, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technicians, where he stands in tasks completed on Air Force Training Records on the Air Force portal at Luke Air Force Base. Morin was giving Dawson advice on what tasks to complete in order for him…

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Sidewinders inaugural class go ‘Fangs out’

Posted August 21, 2015 by holloman.af.mil

Courtesy photo The 311th Fighter Squadron’s inaugural class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots poses for a picture with 311th FS leaders after the class’ graduation ceremony July 31 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The class, 14-FBH, is the first class of F-16 pilots to graduate from Holloman. The class graduated 14 students. HOLLOMAN AIR…

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‘Comm-Bats:’ Small unit, big job

Posted August 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. AARON NORFLEET

There is a relatively small, unknown building at Luke Air Force Base across the street from the base library. It houses nearly 50 individuals who make up a team of dedicated hard-working bats. These aren’t your run of the mill Chiroptera (Greek for bat). These are 56th Communications Squadron “Comm-Bats.” Inside the walls of Bldg….

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MARCY COPELAND
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F-16 alive, well at Luke

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND An F-16 Fighting Falcon does a near-vertical takeoff at Luke Air Force Base. More than 25 nations across the globe use the F-16 in their defense in a collaborative effort with the United States to ensure all countries can defend themselves against any enemy. For years, Luke has trained pilots to fly…

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