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This week in history

Posted June 19, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1965: B-52 goes on first combat mission Courtesy photo The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress dropped bombs for the first time in combat on June 18, 50 years ago. Originally designed in 1945, the B-52 was to be an intercontinental high-altitude, straight-wing bomber. With six engines, its propellers would allow it to cruise at 300 mph at…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 19, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“Resiliency” is the present day focus of our military service. Leaders at all levels want their followers to be resilient. Why? Because, resilient people bounce back from the adversities of life more quickly. In our Air Force “resiliency” is embodied in the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program. CAF has four domains, four key aspects, that when…

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TOP DOGS gas-up F-35s on the fly

Posted June 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

F-35 Lightning IIs from the 61st Fighter Squadron train air-to-air refueling operations with the 161st Air Refueling Wing June 5 while flying over Lake Havasu. While fighter pilots practice air refueling in simulators, hands-on experience is vital in showing pilots variables a simulator can’t fully replicate, like wind and weather.   Real-world factors can complicate…

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Luke’s main gate

Posted June 19, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

In 1941, the land lease was approved and construction began on Luke Air Force Base, which consisted of two phases during the World War II era with three runways, a parking apron and a drainage system for the flying field.

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Fly Over: ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and ‘The L Word’

Posted June 19, 2015 by James Hensley and Grace Lee

‘Battlefield Hardline’ In “Battlefield Hardline” you take on the role of Detective Nick Mendoza in the story mode. Unlike the previous “Battlefield” games which featured military warfare, in this “Battlefield” the play style resembles a cops and robbers storyline. In story mode, Mendoza faces off against the world of drugs and corruption in his police…

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Spiritual pillar strengthened at VBS

Posted June 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

A slew of volunteers, including eight active-duty members, helped make the Luke Air Force Base Chapel’s Vacation Bible School program a success June 1 through 5.

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Health & Safety

Street Beat

Posted June 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 8 through 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Emergency responses June 8: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a child, age 3, locked inside a vehicle near Bldg. 942. The child was accidentally locked…

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Sports Shorts – June 19, 2014

Posted June 19, 2015 by

LRS defeats 310th in scorcher Tyler Watkins, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, gets a hit during an intramural playoff softball game against the 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team June 9 at Luke Air Force Base. LRS defeated the 310th 18-2 and moves on to the next round. Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th…

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Air Force News – June 12, 2015

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Alaska A tanker task force assembled at Eielson Air Force Base from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild AFB, Washington, and the 22nd ARW from McConnell AFB, Kansas for exercise Amalgam Dart. Joined by 300 military personnel and 15 aircraft, the North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise affords American and Canadian forces field training…

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People First – June 12, 2015

Posted June 12, 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. AF seeks scholarship fellowship applicants Active-duty Airmen interested…

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