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Salutes & Awards

Dental squadron discovery leads to AETC award

Posted October 16, 2017 by SSgt Jensen Stidham

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Personnel within the 56th Dental Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., wear a “Trusted Care” badge as a reminder to provide exemplary care to their patients. The Air Force Medical Service initiated Trusted Care in 2015 with nine principles: respect for people, duty to speak up,…

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted October 16, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017. Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 13

Posted October 16, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Puerto Rico relief efforts continue and a group of spouses from Nellis Air Force Base teamed up to help Las Vegas mass shooting victims and their families.

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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Posted October 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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Luke Veterinary Treatment Facility keeps working animals; service member’s pets healthy

Posted October 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

A gentle rub against your leg, lick in your face and fur on your clothes — the tell-tale signs of owning a furry friend. For most, pets are more than just animals, they are family members and for many government agencies, they are a vital part of the team. The Luke (Air Force Base, Ariz.)…

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Luke AFB blood drive

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Thunderbolt Nation steps up to replenish Phoenix blood banks after Las Vegas tragedy.

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 11

Posted October 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force hurricane cleanup efforts continue and the Pacific Air Forces Commander discusses PACAF’s mission.

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Propulsions Flight

Posted October 9, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base Propulsions Flight is tasked with making sure the engines for the F-16s are ready for flight, having a record breaking 13 spares in their shop ready to go in the air!

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Air Force

SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Posted October 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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