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This week in history

Posted July 23, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1965: Project Skoshi Tiger The 4503rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (Provisional F-5 Evaluation Squadron No. 1) activated 50 years ago to conduct the operational testing of the F-5A, known as Project Skoshi Tiger. In the late 1950s, most countries lacked the money for enough frontline jet fighters to defend themselves. Therefore, they often bought older, cheaper,…

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Air Force News – July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Germany Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and Army counterparts joined with service members from nine allied countries to participate in International Jump Week July 6 through 10 at Ramstein Air Base. Multiple nations increased interoperability and strengthened relationships. Honduras The 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron drilled a water well in Trujillo, one of…

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People First – July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by

AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders recently gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War…

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This week in history

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1945: Gadget detonated, history made Courtesy photo Hopeful observers stood in the dark 70 years ago at a calculated safe distance of 10,000 yards from Trinity. About a half an hour before dawn, at 5:30 a.m. July 16, 1945, a plutonium device named Gadget detonated over a stretch of New Mexican desert known for centuries…

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POP Quiz

Posted July 17, 2015 by

1. Luke Air Force Base is the largest ____ in the U.S Air Force. A. Fighter wing B. Operations wing C. Bomb wing 2. ____ is the commander at Luke AFB. A. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus B. Gen. Robin Rand C. Maj. Gen. Leonard Patrick 3. The next Luke AFB air show is in March…

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Leadership course opens to all ranks

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

In today’s Air Force, Airmen are constantly learning new ways to improve their military bearing. From speaking engagements to Toastmasters, the Air Force provides programs for Airmen to get out of their comfort zones and be active.

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Receiving, passing baton wins relay of life

Posted July 17, 2015 by Retired Master Sgt. JEROLD HAUPT

It’s funny, but as you grow older you occasionally find yourself reflecting on the life you’ve led. Through that reflection, you develop a deeper appreciation of the many people who over the years have “passed the baton” on to you. They influenced you, invested in you, encouraged you and most importantly believed in you. I’ve…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted July 17, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

On the brink of disaster I found myself this past week with an unusual load of people going though “life storms.” Dealing with those situations I’m reminded of two things: first, we need to take time to be thankful for all the blessings of life — big and little. Second, sometimes when dealing with heavy…

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Fly Over: ‘Four Rooms’ and ‘Spy’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Marcy Copeland and James Hensley

‘Four Rooms’ “Four Rooms” is an anthology film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino with each director filming one segment of the movie. “Four Rooms” begins with Sam (Marc Lawrence), the previous bellhop of the Hotel Mon Signor, instructing his replacement, Ted (Tim Roth), about being a bellhop and the…

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LRS on mission

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman Tristian Reed, 56th LRS Vehicle Maintenance customer service journeyman, checks the tread condition on a multistep truck tire and for foreign debris.   Staff Sgt. Daniel Zickefoose, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Lab technician, collects fuel samples July 7 from each of the storage tanks for quality testing at Luke Air Force Base….

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