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GTC makes comeback this year

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th CPTS

The Air Force is reverting back to the former government travel card versus using the recently introduced controlled spend account card. The transition will take place en masse in the August/September timeframe of this year. Members who still have GTCs and never switched to the CSA program will not experience any change. For those who…

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Air Force News – June 29, 2012

Posted June 29, 2012 by anradmin

New Mexico A KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew was cast in a sort of supporting role for a military channel television program while performing an air refueling mission in the skies above New Mexico. A film crew was on board the AC-130H during the mission to shoot footage for a show that will feature the gunship.  …

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F-35 beckons press

Posted August 10, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Local Phoenix media representatives record Luke Air Force Base officials Aug. 1 during a press conference held in the wing headquarters building announcing the decision for the F-35A Lightning II to be at Luke.

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Nurse Transition Program ticket to new career

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

There are many paths Airmen take to become nurses whether being prior enlisted or commissioning immdiately after college. Whatever the case, the Nurse Transition Program is here to prepare them for their future endeavors. “The NTP helps provides a solid foundation for brand new Air Force nurses,” said Col. Carol Andrews, 56th Medical Group chief…

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Mobile Field Exchanges go where needed

Posted January 24, 2013 by AAFES

DALLAS — For the first time in four years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service does not currently have a Mobile Field Exchange deployed in the United States. But while things may be peaceful now, they are continually standing at the ready for the next emergency or training exercise. MFEs are specially configured semitrailers…

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D-Day threat …

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Courtesy photo Maj. Lucian Dade Jr., 62d Fighter Squadron, flew this P-47D-25 with a bubble canopy in June 1944. Shown is Tail Number 42-26417, painted with the D-Day paint scheme. Dade later commanded the 56th Fighter Group. He also commanded the 3600th Maintenance and Supply Group in the mid 1950s at Luke Air Force Base.

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Air Force News – May 10, 2013

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Officials approve security user guides for mobile devices Pentagon officials recently approved the security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, as well as Samsung’s Android Knox, for use on Defense Department networks. “This is a significant step toward establishing a multivendor environment that supports a…

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Additional F-35s coming to Luke AFB

Posted July 3, 2013 by

The Air Force announced June 27 that Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has been chosen as the location for 72 additional F-35A Lightning II aircraft, bringing the eventual total number of the fifth-generation fighters expected at the base to 144. The Air Force’s initial decision to establish an F-35 pilot training center at Luke was…

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People First – August 9, 2013

Posted August 9, 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. PLAYpass gives…

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LRS prepares to receive next generation aircraft

Posted September 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. Hatch

Many units on base are beginning to change the way they do business as Luke Air Force Base transforms to incorporate the F-35 training mission. One of the units changing is the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management flight. “Not only does the F-35 arrival affect maintenance and operations, but it has a big play…

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