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Air Force News – July 24, 2015

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Hawaii Airmen from the 613th Air Operations Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were the nerve center for the movement of seven C-17 Globemasters carrying almost 450 U.S. Army paratroopers on a nonstop flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Australia. Afghanistan Ten Afghan National Army flight medics and…

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People First – July 24, 2015

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AF releases first-term Airman retraining quotas Eligible first-term enlisted Airmen interested in retraining opportunities can review the fiscal 2016 online retraining advisory on myPers. Air Force officials approved 1,599 fiscal 2016 first-term Airman retraining quotas in 45 Air Force specialty codes. Airmen can retrain into a variety of AFSCs, including cyber, intelligence, pararescue, flight engineer, missile…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted July 24, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“You can’t gain weight, unless you overeat!” This gem of a quote from dear old dad is just one of many homespun lines of paternal wisdom that marked my childhood. My dad left little doubt about his opinions, which of course is the stuff that I dreaded as a child, yet qualitatively appreciate as an…

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Need help? Trust your ‘Shirt’

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

When young Airmen need help or are looking for guidance, a good place to start is with a senior NCO. Making it into the top 3 percent in the U.S. Air Force is a major accomplishment.

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Those jets don’t fly without avionics

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

There are many aspects to what makes an aircraft fly and one of the most important are the electronic components. When something such as the aircraft’s radar isn’t working correctly, it is the job of the Avionics Intermediate Shop Airmen to diagnose and fix the issue.

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Fly Over: ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’

Posted July 24, 2015 by James Hensley and Luther Mitchell Jr.

‘Ant-Man’ The long-awaited movie so many of my friends were skeptical about has finally arrived. “Ant-Man” is by far one of the most hilarious and awesome movies “Marvel” has released. In a way it is an origin piece, but don’t let this deter you from seeing it. In the movie, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is…

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It’s all smiles at 56DS

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Staff Sgt. Derek Podesta, 56th DS central instrument processing center NCO-in-charge, wraps sterilized instruments at Luke. Podesta ensures sterilized dental instruments are maintained and available for use by the dental staff.   Senior Airman Dennis Davila, 56th DS dental laboratory technician, waxes a crown at Luke.   Andrea Dodd, 56th Dental Squadron dental assistant, cleans…

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Street Beat

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevre

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handed the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base July 13 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents July 14: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Thunderbird and Kachina streets. There were…

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314 FS activates

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano took command of the 314th Fighter Squadron in an activation ceremony July 14 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Caggiano graduated with military distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1997. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet pilot training in 1999 at Sheppard Air…

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Sports Shorts – July 24, 2014

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Loggies dominate court, ACS 48-39 Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Justin Kitchen, 607th Air Control Squadron team member, shoots the ball during a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. The last intramural basketball game before the playoffs begin will be Aug. 3….

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