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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
Local

First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

Posted December 5, 2016 by Maj. Elizabeth Magnusson

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Air Force

Civilian tuition assistance increases to $1M, expands eligibility

Posted December 5, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has received an additional $400,000, for a total of $1 million, for its 2017 civilian tuition assistance program, and all permanent, full-time appropriated fund employees, including those in wage-grade positions, are now eligible to participate. Employees are required to have a current acceptable performance appraisal on file and are eligible whether or…

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Air Force

Yesterday’s Air Force: Gen. Henry ‘Hap’ Arnold

Posted December 5, 2016 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the career of Gen.Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, the only man to ever hold both grades of general of the Army and general of the Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
Local

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

Posted December 2, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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DoD

2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted December 2, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Local

Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

Posted November 30, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 29

Posted November 30, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force the commander of Air Combat Command visits deployed Airmen, the Berlin Airlift Memorial is reopened, and a specialized stretcher for traumatic brain and spinal injury patients is being tested.

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Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez
Technology

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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