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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted October 9, 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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. First all-female…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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MWD handler — not an ordinary Airman

Posted December 17, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

While most dogs are considered pets, in the Air Force a select few Airmen view them as partners and lifesavers for not just themselves, but for others. These Airmen are trained to deploy with military working dogs who detect explosive devices in advance of lives being in danger. One Airman came into the Air Force…

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Exchange extends refund policy; makes for happy returns

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

To give military shoppers peace of mind this holiday season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for items purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24. The Exchange’s standard policy allows returns anywhere from 15 to 90 days of purchase with a sales receipt. The holiday return/exchange policy extends these…

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Legal eagles sort facts from fiction

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Michael Brooks, 56th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate civil law paralegal, researches in the Uniform Code of Military Justice handbook Jan. 5 at the Luke Air Force Base legal office. The Legal Office provides confidential advice to all service members, retirees and activated Reserve and Guard members…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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Lightning Leadership course open to all

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

  Airmen from Luke Air Force Base gathered Nov. 19 to learn about leadership techniques in a professional development program here designed to promote leadership through a series of guided discussions. “Lighting Leadership Gold is about learning and growing together,” said Master Sgt. Ida Bushey, 56th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor. “It’s designed to…

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Jonathan Case
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First refuel for RAAF KC-30A to F-35

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of www.airforce.gov

The Royal Australian Air Force completed the first fuel transfer with the air refueling boom from a RAAF KC-30A multi-role tanker transport to a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200 pounds of…

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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Luke announces F-35 heritage flight program

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Heritage Flight program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korean and Vietnam era aircraft in a dynamic display of our nation’s airpower history. “These flights will allow all Americans to learn more about the F-35 and at the same time see just how far airpower has…

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One step closer to combat …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal Gun Airborne Unit-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system during a California test flight Oct. 30. This milestone was the first in a series of test flights to functionally evaluate the in-flight operation of the F-35A’s internal 25mm gun throughout its…

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Red Alert courtesy of 57th Wing

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Lt. Col. Zach Manning, 64th Aggressor Squadron director of operations, checks the electronic countermeasure pod. The ECM pod is used to replicate advisory tactics. Photos by Airman Pedro Mota Staff Sgt. Zachary Jones preps the 64th Aggressor Squadron flagship Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. Both the crew chief and pilot conduct prelaunch checks…

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Exchange offers ‘Frisco’ sweepstakes

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

This holiday season, Exchange shoppers have the chance to win a gift they’ll never forget – an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco, California. Through Dec. 24, shoppers can enter to win airline tickets, two nights in a local hotel, a meal allowance and spending money for their trip as part of the…

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