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Local

SFS welcomes new leader

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Senior Airman Scott Emmick, 56th SFS Military Working Dog handler, and Chrach, MWD, stand by during the ceremony.   Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guide-on to Maj. Scott Haselden during the 56th Security Forces Squadron assumption of command ceremony Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base.

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DoD

Carter addresses DOD workforce

Posted February 20, 2015 by af.mil

To all Defense Department personnel: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling — the defense of our nation. And I am grateful to follow in the footsteps of Secretary Hagel, one of our nation’s most honorable and…

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Salutes & Awards

Luke’s best shine Pt. 2

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Master Sgt. Francis Willis, 607th Air Control Squadron flight chief, Emcee’s for the annual awards ceremony Feb. 13, 2015 at the Wigwam Spa and Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona.   — Nominees — Airman Senior Airman Tyler Carson, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Joel Epstein, 54th Maintenance Squadron Airman…

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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 20, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“I, state your name …” With these words we begin the oath of office. During our Air Force careers we periodically stop and take this oath; at re-enlistments and officer promotions we take a vow, we make a promise. Notice with me that every Airman begins this oath with their name. One’s name is a…

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Commentary

Fly Over: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ and ‘Chopped′

Posted February 20, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Grace Lee

In stores: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ I was sitting at my desk trying to decide whether I should review a restaurant or a movie for this week’s Thunderbolt when my wife texted me and suggested we rent a DVD. That’s when inspiration struck me: “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a movie about competing restaurants in France, was recently…

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Veterans

USS Arizona’s oldest crewman passes at 100

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell, one of 334 survivors of the USS Arizona that was attacked by the Japanese Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor passed away Feb. 8 at the age of 100 in Yuba City, California.

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted February 20, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 9 through 15: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 12: Security forces responded to a report of a gate runner at North Gate involving a nonmilitary affiliated civilian. Security forces initiated a traffic stop, detained…

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Sports

Sports Shorts – February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2015 by

John Crauder, 56th Operations Support Squadron teammate, runs a play set-up for the team during a scrimmage basketball game against Army, Air Force Exchange Services team Feb. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Crauder finished the game with 14 points. OSS beats AAFES in scrimmage game Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing…

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Air Force

vESD 2.0 rolls out Air Force wide

Posted February 13, 2015 by af.mil

WASHINGTON — A brand new version of the Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (version 2.0) is now available on unclassified computer desktops on the Air Force network. The vESD is an application on the desktop that empowers computer users to resolve minor information technology issues on their own, no longer requiring users to call the Enterprise…

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Air Force

Air Force News – February 13, 2015

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Greece U.S. and Hellenic air forces F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft conducted a flying training deployment Jan. 16 through today at Souda Bay. The training develops and improves air readiness while expanding strategic and operational ties between the two NATO partners. Afghanistan Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron’s Weather Flight at Bagram…

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