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Invest in leadership development

Posted February 6, 2015 by Master Sgt. HOWARD SUGGS

A few months ago during a breakfast with the squadron commander and a group of Airmen, an airman first class asked the commander, “What are some traits of a good leader?” I was amazed that a young Airman was thinking about leadership at 7 a.m. on a Friday. It was not only that she was…

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I do solemnly …

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with future Airmen Jan. 31 after swearing in more than 100 delayed-entry program members at the Super Bowl Fan Fest in Scottsdale. The enlistment ceremony was broadcast on ESPN.

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 6, 2015 by af.mil

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. An F-35B from the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force in Maryland has undergone rigorous climatic testing at the 96th…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

Posted February 6, 2015 by timchisham

Assumption of command Maj. Scott Haselden will assume command of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at 10 a.m. Thursday at the 56th SFS military working dog kennel. LOSC luncheon The Luke Officers Spouses Club is featuring a “Dancing With the Stars” lunch, dance lesson and social at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Club Five Six….

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‘First Faces’ shines light on Thunderbolt

Posted February 6, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Airman 1st Class Arta Rexhepi, 56th Medical Group public health technician, poses for a photo at her desk Jan. 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Rexhepi was nominated for the First Faces award, a program that looks for Airmen from diverse backgrounds who do exceptional work to accomplish the mission. A Luke…

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Max Impact rocks ESPN

Posted February 6, 2015 by af.mil

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Air Force’s premier rock band, Max Impact, was presented with a short-notice, high-visibility opportunity Jan. 27 while preforming at the Scottsdale Fan Fest, home to Entertainment Sports and Programming Network’s live broadcast for Super Bowl XLIX in Scottsdale. Max Impact received an invitation to audition for a televised spot with an…

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Thunder from down under …

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Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer An Australian F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter prepares to launch Jan. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. Australia now has two F-35s stationed at Luke and is the first partner nation to arrive at Luke for the F-35 training program. The jets all have a kangaroo in a circle insignia.

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Super Bowl shows red, white, blue colors

Posted February 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover Feb. 1 during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium. See page 7 for additional photos. Fans show their appreciation for members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds team during Super Bowl XLIX. Members of the Joint Armed Forces Color…

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2015 NFL Pro Bowl players practice at Luke

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback, assigned to Team Carter, signs footballs for fans at Luke. NFL Pro Bowl players came to the Luke Air Force Base football field Jan. 21 to practice and sign autographs for service members and their families. Since 1938, the Pro Bowl has been an NFL tradition…

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Let’s be an all-volunteer force

Posted January 30, 2015 by Maj. RONALD MARQUEZ

Well, we made it through the holiday season. Hopefully we have all reset and are ready to rock and roll this year. By now we should be well into fulfilling the New Year’s resolutions that we set in place to improve ourselves. I’m sure you are hitting the gym more or maybe just starting to….

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