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Health & Safety

Protect teeth for lifetime of smiles

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class DAVID EVANS

According to a study conducted by the American Dental Association, injuries sustained when a mouth-guard is not worn are almost two times greater than when a mouth-guard is worn. Not wearing a mouth-guard during sports activities increases the risk of dental related injuries. When a person’s teeth sustain injuries, it can be very costly financially…

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Air Force

Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Posted April 24, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first ever JSF training deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. The 56th…

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Commentary

The gift of leadership

Posted April 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. PERCEL CRUDUP

Gen. Mark Welsh III may have said it best, “Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” As the people of this nation give their children up to serve in the armed forces we as leaders need to be ready to lead them as they are…

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Commentary

Have faith in Air Force system

Posted April 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. JOSHUA BURKE

Throughout our Air Force careers, we have all received extensive training covering the Air Force core values — integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. We talk about them on a daily basis in one capacity or another using them as buzz words to drive our point home or steer a…

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Air Force

Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

Posted April 24, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

A missing-man formation flyover took place at the Air Force Academy Cemetery April 14, to honor a fallen Airman whose remains were repatriated and laid to rest. Pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 54th Fighter Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, flew it. Capt. Richard Chorlins, U.S. Air Force Academy class…

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Air Force

Birth of a flagship

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility just before its first flight March 31. This jet is one of several Lightning IIs destined for Luke Air Force Base in the near future after flight testing. Tail number 5056 is scheduled to be the 56th Fighter…

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Local

News Briefs April 24, 2015

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Days of Remembrance There will be a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Luke Air Force Base Chapel sanctuary. The Hiding Place exhibit will be on display 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 1 in the chapel annex. AFA golf tournament The 16th Annual Air…

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Salutes & Awards

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Senior Airman Ramiro Gamero 311th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew chief Hometown: Riverside, California Years in service: Four Family: Wife and son to be born in May Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree Previous assignments: Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany Inspirations: Music, my family and mentors Goals: Getting a bachelor’s degree, becoming an…

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Salutes & Awards

Commandant guides Airmen to future

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior AirmanJames Hensley Master Sgt. Bruce Thompson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, stands by the Air Force core values April 14 at Luke Air Force Base. Thompson has had four assignments including Luke and various temporary duty stations throughout his 12 years of service taking him all over the world. Father, husband,…

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Local

Historic landmark’s message renewed

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

Senior AirmanMarcy Copeland The freshly painted Air and Education Training Command shield gives new life to the historic water tower. The water tower received a facelift with “WELCOME TO FIGHTER COUNTRY” and the AETC shield being repainted to represent the Luke mission. As commuters traveled the base and Litchfield Road, all could see the bucket…

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