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Blue Blazers share with Airmen options for future

Posted March 27, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Tech. Sgt. Steve Martin, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Support Squadron fuels systems instructor, sits in a speed mentor session March 18 at Luke Air Force Base. The Blue Blazers, a group of Fighter Country Partnership Honorary Commanders alumni, put on the mentoring session to help Airmen who are considering transitioning to civilian…

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Know your re-employment rights

Posted March 27, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

Did you know that you may be eligible to return to the civilian job you held prior to military service? The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components. This law requires your previous employer to rehire you if four conditions are met:…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Luke 1 flies first ‘student’ F-35 sortie

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prepares Wednesday for the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training sortie at Luke Air Force Base with Senior Airman Patrick Murphy, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 pilots today when the first…

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Bring ‘invisible class’ into view

Posted March 20, 2015 by Jerold Haupt

When I was a young boy, my father explained to me that there was dignity in work. He told me to always respect the worker regardless of how thankless or menial their job may appear to be. He said that you never know the burdens a person may be carrying, or the family members that…

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Set S.M.A.R.T. goals for success

Posted March 20, 2015 by Master Sgt. ARTHUR BALDONADO

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~ Diana Scharf Hunt What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to make that next rank? Goal setting is a powerful tool that can turn a vision of the future into reality. Top athletes and…

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Club Beyond: Where friends, fun, faith connect

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Charles and Joe compete to see who can attach the most clothespins to their faces Dec. 1, 2014, at Club Five Six. Club Beyond has more than 100 trained staff and hundreds of volunteers at over 40 locations worldwide. Teenagers face many difficult issues today such as online bullying, educational stress, sexual pressures,…

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News Briefs March 20, 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Finance office hours The 56th Comptroller Squadron finance office will open at noon Monday due to the CSAF All Call and will be closed 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for an official function. Tuskegee Airmen ceremony The Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day ceremony is 10 a.m. Thursday at Luke Air Force Base Tuskegee Airmen Memorial…

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CSAF All Call — bus pickup points

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, all call is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hangar 999. There will be bus pickups at the points indicated on the map. They begin at 9 a.m. and the last pickup will be at 10 a.m. All personnel must be in place by 10:15 a.m.

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AFAF campaign: Committed to caring

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Air Force senior leaders review Air Force Assistance Fund affiliate web sites in preparation for the 2015 AFAF drive at the Pentagon. Seated are Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III, and standing from the left are Air Force Vice Chief of…

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56th Fighter Group longest mission

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Courtesy photo Maj. James Carter, 61st Fighter Squadron commander Seventy years ago this week, the 56th Fighter Group and many others in Eighth Air Force flew over Berlin. Previously, the Allies sporadically targeted Berlin, the capital of the Third Reich. On the ground, the Allies were about to cross the Rhine River. Crossing the Rhine…

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