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56th Fighter Group longest mission

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Courtesy photo Maj. James Carter, 61st Fighter Squadron commander Seventy years ago this week, the 56th Fighter Group and many others in Eighth Air Force flew over Berlin. Previously, the Allies sporadically targeted Berlin, the capital of the Third Reich. On the ground, the Allies were about to cross the Rhine River. Crossing the Rhine…

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Air Force News – April 24, 2015

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Idaho Airmen from the 366th Fighter Wing and the 266th Range Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base teamed with Sailors, Marines and Army National Guardsmen for combat training scenarios to simulate deployed situations during Gunfighter Flag 15-2. Honduras Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody visited Soto Cano Air Base April 13…

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Soaring into the sunset …

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Harvey Brugger An F-35 Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base just after sunset. Brugger, the photographer, is an air traffic controller at Luke Air Force Base and took this photo from the tower’s catwalk.

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Pleus inspires new aviators, displays F-35s

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Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Columbus Air Force Base’s newest pilots July 24 in the Kaye Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Pleus returned to Columbus AFB in an F-35 Lightning II to display the new aircraft to young aviators. He graduated from Columbus…

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Scanning the sky

Posted May 18, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Kaphenght and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared Clark, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers, monitor the aircraft traffic from inside the Radar Approach Control facility at Luke Air Force Base April 24. The RAPCON facility controls all of the aircraft, both civilian and military, that…

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Familiar faces

Posted July 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 7th Air Force vice commander, receives the oath of office from Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, after pinning on the rank of major general July 3 in Buckeye.

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There’s no ‘Abby’ in basement

Posted August 31, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations doesn’t have a highly trained forensic expert in the basement like Abby in the hit TV series “NCIS,” but they do have something in common — uncovering the facts.

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Air Force News – November 9, 2012

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Air Force conducts around clock ops to deliver storm relief Airmen and transport aircraft from across the nation converged at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Nov. 1 to begin part of the Air Force’s movement of relief supplies and equipment to the beleaguered areas of New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane…

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People First – February 15, 2013

Posted February 15, 2013 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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF chief…

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Airmen fight hunger through ‘Food for Kidz’

Posted April 12, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

photo by Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. Luke Air Force Base volunteers worked Saturday to package meals to send to Afghanistan to feed hungry children. The food is provided by Food for Kidz and the packages are a mixture of rice, soy flour, dehydrated vegetables, vegan protein powder and spices which are sealed in industrial-grade plastic…

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