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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Posted June 26, 2015 by Lt. Col. DAVID LEMERY

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As a commander, I look at respect in four ways — self-respect, respecting my subordinates,…

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Solve problems at lowest level

Posted June 26, 2015 by Master Sgt. SARA ABEL

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some…

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News Briefs June 26, 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by

607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald Canny in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 999.   CMS change of command Maj. Scott Hall will relinquish command of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Anthony Sutton in…

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Fighting Falcons arrive at Holloman

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class EMILY KENNEY

Courtesy photo Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base arrive in formation June 16 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 308th FS has inactivated and the soon to be activated 314th FS assumes the 308th FS mission of training F-16 pilots as a 56th Fighter Wing…

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Posted June 26, 2015 by af.mil

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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Clinic responds to shortage with changes

Posted June 26, 2015 by Capt. Ambrosia Tomaino

The Luke Air Force Base Pediatrics Clinic is undergoing a shortage of provider staffing due to humanitarian mission support, separations and a decrease of providers from five to four. This manning issue has impacted appointments available to children as well as increased the wait times to be seen by the clinic. The 56th Medical Group…

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This week in history

Posted June 26, 2015 by

This week, 65 years ago, North Korea invaded South Korea. Thus, began the Korean War, in which four current 56th Fighter Wing Luke Air Force Base units took part.

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Air Force News – June 26, 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by

Alaska Firefighters from the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson recently assisted with the Division of Forestry’s efforts in containing the Sockeye wildfire near Willow. The fire is estimated to cover more than 7,000 acres of land.   Virginia The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games opened June 19 with about 250 athletes…

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