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Sports Shorts – April 10, 2014

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Fit Airmen make ready deployers Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr. First Lt. Tanner Lee, 308th Fighter Squadron pilot, performs pull-ups Monday at the Luke Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center. The Bryant Fitness Center is offering Tactical Fitness Classes geared toward building well-rounded Airman athletes by using high intensity exercises. Comprehensive Airman Fitness consists of…

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Air Force

Air Force News – April 3, 2015

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Romania Members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing air advisor branch provided Romanian airmen at Campia Turzii the opportunity to learn about U.S. Air Force airfield management operations March 10 to 27 during Dacian Warhawk, a two-week training mission designed to increase the interoperability between the two nations. Zambia Eight members of the 818th…

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People First – April 3, 2015

Posted April 3, 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. Airmen choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year…

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Local

Luke’s last F-15 squadron

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Courtesy photo It was 20 years ago this week on March 31, 1995, the last Luke Air Force Base F-15 squadron inactivated. That squadron was the 550th Fighter Squadron. Ten days earlier, the last two McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagles, tail numbers 88-0679 and 87-0186, departed for Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina. Aircraft 87-0186 was the…

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RAAF pilot paves future with first F-35 flight

Posted April 3, 2015 by 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, made history March 18 after completing his first training flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Eglin AFB. “It’s quite humbling when stepping into a new jet,” Jackson said. “I just tried to take my time,…

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Events

UFC delivers health, fitness tips at Luke

Posted April 3, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts organization, in collaboration with the Air Force Reserve Recruiting Command presented the UFC Fitness Tour 2015 March 21 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center.

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Local

AIM2 – Coming to your base!

Posted April 3, 2015 by 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

You may have noticed a new sticker attached to the dash of your unit’s general purpose vehicle that says, “AIM2.4 Equipped.” What does that mean? It means your vehicle is equipped with a new technology that will assist fleet managers across the branch better manage the general purpose vehicle fleet. What is AIM2.4? The Automotive…

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Health & Safety

Medical ‘No shows’ hurt mission, affect everyone

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Medical Group provides medical care to more than 90,000 active-duty members, retirees and their families in the immediate area. Some people miss scheduled appointments and don’t think it affects anyone, but it takes a huge chunk of resources from MDG. Patients that fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time…

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Commentary

Fly Over: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Living on One Dollar′

Posted April 3, 2015 by Timothy Boyer and Grace Lee

On NBC: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ “Mama said, knock you out!” ~ LL Cool J I cannot begin this review without providing a bit of background, so hopefully you are OK with getting to know me a little. I am a 35-year-old staff sergeant who joined the Air Force at the old age…

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Military business pros partake in exercise

Posted April 3, 2015 by 1st Lt. DANIEL MONROE

Three teams of military business professionals embarked on a deployment exercise to enhance their contingency contracting capabilities in the first week of March. Airmen of the 56th Contracting Squadron developed their own contingency exercise to respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant threat in Syria.

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