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Chrach saves lives, earns recognition

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER and Senior Airman JIMMY HENSLEY

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Steven Bruner, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, 56th SFS MWD, pose for a photo in Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. Chrach was recently awarded the 12th Annual Animal Hero Award from the Arizona Friends of Animals Organization for his service to the community and deployment to…

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Ahead of schedule …

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Master Sgt. Thomas Hartley, right, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group depot structural maintenance chief and Staff Sgt. Joseph Kern, 309th AMG DSM craftsman, analyze blueprints to repair cracked canopy seal longerons in Hangar 914 Dec. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Hartley is team leader for the seven-man depot team sent from Hill Air Force Base,…

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Heating up the asphalt …

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The heat and exhaust of a launching F-16 Fighting Falcon creates a photo opportunity Jan. 8 on the runway at Luke Air Force Base. Luke’s mission is to train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots while deploying mission-ready warfighters.

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Divorce comes with heavy baggage

Posted January 23, 2015 by 1st Lt. JHEREMY PERKINS

Divorce, though a difficult chapter in many lives, happens. Divorce comes with both financial and emotional burdens for all involved. Once the decision is made, knowing what will come next can be helpful and comforting. In order to file for divorce in Arizona, one of the parties must reside in Arizona for 90 days. In…

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Test … testing … 1-2-3

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Airman 1st Class Brian Dirgo, 56th CMS avionics team member, demonstrates soldering procedures on an engine diagnostic unit.

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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lt. Col. FREDRICK SCOTT

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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Air Force News – January 23, 2015

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Nevada A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base when its first F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter touched down on the flightline Jan. 15, flown straight from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas. Florida The 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base…

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People First – January 23, 2015

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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. CSAF uses new technology to video chat with…

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Aggressors on base

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer The 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, came to Luke Air Force Base last week for eight days of dissimilar air combat training to aid students from the 308th and 309th fighter squadrons with flight training and academics. Their expertise and specialized skills in replicating enemy aircraft tactics provided…

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Technology takes off

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Maj. William Wisehart, 56th Training Squadron chief instructor, teaches a class to F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots-in-training Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. Luke is responsible for more than 80 percent of F-16 pilot training. What comes to mind when you think of the future? The 56th Training Squadron imagines a world…

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