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Back-to-school bash serves up fun, supplies

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

It was that time of year again when parents and children were preparing for the upcoming school year.

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Street Beat

Posted August 14, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 3 through 9 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for eight moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 7: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle vs. a privately owned vehicle at the intersection of…

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Sports Shorts – August 14, 2014

Posted August 14, 2015 by

AMXS defeats LRS, advances to playoffs Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Hanniel Julien, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, performs a layup during an intramural basketball game against the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aug. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. AMXS defeated LRS 48-42. The 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron…

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Air Force News – August 7, 2015

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Alaska All around Alaska and out into the Pacific, little white domes dot the mountainside, coastlines and islands — the only tangible evidence of America’s invisible armor. These are the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center long-range radar sites. Their mission is to track aircraft through Alaska’s airspace and along its borders. California California Air…

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People First – August 7, 2015

Posted August 7, 2015 by

AF launches MyVector, mentorship program The Air Force recently launched an improved and rebranded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels. The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen. The reconfigured online platform…

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Did you know… Red Tails played vital role in WWII

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

This airpark is dedicated to the Red Tail warriors of the Tuskegee Airmen. The F-16 Fighting Falcon static display has a red tail in honor of the 332nd Fighter Group, which was known as the Red Tail Angels that flew in World War II. The nose of the F-16 is painted with the words “By…

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This week in history

Posted August 7, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Aug. 6, 1945: Hiroshima, Japan U.S. Army photo A giant mushroom cloud hovers over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945, after an atomic bomb was dropped for the first-time ever. Seventy years ago yesterday, President Harry S. Truman ordered the first use of the atomic bomb. He wanted to end World War II as soon as…

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Reading to the Rythm

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The 56th Force Support Squadron Library has completed its summer reading program “Reading to the Rhythm,” which ran June 17 through July 22. For six weeks children, ages 4 through 12, were invited to attend the Reading to Rhythm program Wednesdays and read for a minimum of 20 minutes a week. Those who completed the…

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Remember service members with exchange gift card

Posted August 7, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Americans can give back to the people who defend their country by sending a service member an Army & Air Force Exchange Service gift card. Exchange gift cards can be sent to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and other contingency locations to redeem through the Defense Department’s largest exchange service. These…

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Fly Over: ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted August 7, 2015 by Devante Williams and Luther Mitchell Jr.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Sequels to video games can sometimes be a bust. Video gamers all over the world expect an additional installment of a franchise to have that same “WOW” factor the original game had. Some games don’t even deserve a sequel, but game companies have to please their customers and deliver the product. There…

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