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Salutes & Awards

West Valley Recognized for Strong Support

Posted March 29, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, joined the West Valley Partners to receive The Great American Defense Community award March 25, 2017, at the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.

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2017 Air Force Summer Employment Program

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Applications are now being accepted for temporary summer jobs at various Air Force installations. To apply, visit www.usajobs.gov. Job announcements are open until March 31, 2017. Questions regarding job opportunities can be addressed by calling the MyPers Total Force Service Center Customer Service line at 800-525-0102. The call is toll free. The Department of the Air…

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Veterans

Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: March 29

Posted March 29, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force has a dedicated website to commemorate the Air Force’s 70th birthday and coating booths are in the works for F-35 sustainment

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Air Force

AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Posted March 27, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Veterans

The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force

Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Posted March 24, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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Health & Safety

Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted March 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Local

63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35

Posted March 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Events

Airmen get unique opportunity at the Phoenix International Raceway

Posted March 22, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., stand at attention while two F-35s from the 62nd Fighter Squadron perform a flyover during the opening ceremony of the Camping World 500 Mar. 19, 2017, at the Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. Airmen from Luke Air Force Base,…

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