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Air Force News – April 17, 2015

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Greenland Thule Air Base and the 12th Space Warning Squadron’s location offers a unique and strategic vantage point in the execution of its missile warning and defense, and space surveillance missions in support of U.S. Strategic Command. The 12th SWS operates the Upgraded Early Warning Radar 24/7. Afghanistan After months of planning and construction, the…

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Air Force News – April 10, 2015

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Alaska Rapid Raptor program training on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson exercised capabilities to quickly deploy a package of combat-ready F-22 Raptors and C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with supporting personnel and equipment to any forward operating base in the world. Arctic Region Two pairs of B-52 Stratofortresses completed simultaneous, round-trip sorties from their U.S. bases of Minot…

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People First – April 10, 2015

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. SNCOs review records to ensure completion on file…

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Events

Spring fest hit with young, old

Posted April 10, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

With the smell freshly cut grass gives off, plenty of sunshine, exciting treasure hunts, smiles, laughter and a big fluffy bunny — Easter had arrived yet again.

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Sports

Thunderbolts assist boys of summer

Posted April 10, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

The Los Angeles Dodgers requested Airmen from Luke Air Force Base to work the outfield during their spring training for 13 days starting March 6 at the Camelback Ranch Stadium in Glendale.

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 10, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Courtesy photo “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” ~ Billy Graham This is true on so many levels. From our day-to-day activities and interactions with others, to our deepest and most abiding relationships with those we love the most, we have a need for forgiveness and…

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted April 10, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 30 through April 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Nonemergency responses March 31: Security forces responded to a report of a nonmilitary-affiliated civilian driving drunk at South Gate. Security forces witnessed the individual drive erratically into the…

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Fly Over: Sala Thai and ‘Home′

Posted April 10, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Luther Mitchell Jr.

Sala Thai Where does one go in the West Valley when the craving for exotic Asian food strikes, but Chinese super buffets won’t cut it anymore? Since my wife and I moved to Phoenix two years ago, I noticed more and more people are turning to Thai restaurants to get their Asian food fix and…

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Local

ALS looks over OSS’s shoulder

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Paul Bays, 56th OSS terminal instrument procedures specialist, talks to students from the ALS about how TERPS come into play when guiding an aircraft to a safe landing.   Senior Airman Thomas Mabry, 56th OSS Air Traffic Control, demonstrates to ALS students how ATC guides planes at the radar approach control. The students listened in…

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This week in history

Posted April 10, 2015 by Rick Griset

Too little, too late: The Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter Courtesy photo Seventy years ago this week, the German Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe, or Swallow in English, had great success against allied bombers. On April 10, 1945, near Berlin, Germany, approximately 60 Me-262s attacked American bomber formations and shot down 10 bombers. That was the biggest loss of…

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