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All eyes on antiterrorism/force protection

Posted March 20, 2015 by 56th SFS

Everyone has heard it, “Force Protection is everyone’s business and every Airman is a sensor.” That statement is indeed fact; it is imperative that all personnel are aware and participate in the Antiterrorism/Force Protection Program that helps safeguard the personnel and resources at Luke AFB. Due to the ongoing threats from ISIS and other terrorist…

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Air Force News – March 20, 2015

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Hawaii More than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. The tradeshow allowed the U.S. to strengthen its ties with India while furthering military-to-military relationships. Florida Seven Marines and four Soldiers died in an Army UH-60…

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People First – March 20, 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. Wounded warriors get help through equine therapy…

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Enhancement seminar held for Focus 56 NCOs

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Master Sgt. Timothy Ogan, 56th Security Forces Squadron operation superintendent, gives a promotion seminar Feb. 27 on Luke Air Force Base. The Focus 56 NCO Enhancement Seminar was held to give staff and technical sergeants an opportunity to learn about the new promotion system for the senior NCO promotion cycle. As the Air Force grows…

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Getting a little help …

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Jim Tieszen Senior Airman Nicholas Gardner, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, communicates with an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot March 5 at the North End of Runway as Senior Airman Gerald Casteel, 309th AMU weapons load crew member, de-arms the jet prior to sending it back to its squadron to park. The de-arming…

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Air Force News – March 13, 2015

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Liberia To help counter the deadly Ebola virus, the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, and 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Senegal, aircraft flew 114 missions, transporting more than 1,000 passengers and nearly 1,750 tons of cargo including food, water and medical supplies to Liberia.   Uzbekistan Six members from the Uzbekistan air force visited Columbus…

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People First – March 13, 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. Lee introduces diversity initiatives at WHM forum Secretary…

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This week in history

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P-38 transition training Courtesy photo A P-38 Lightning is parked on the Luke Field runway.   Seventy years ago today, March 13, 1945, Luke Field began conducting Lockheed P-38 transition training. The P-38 was known as the Lightning, while transition training taught rated pilots how to fly another aircraft. Eight years earlier, Lockheed’s chief engineer…

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Construction enterprise ongoing

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Some of the base upgrades and new facilities have a direct connection to the arrival of the F-35 Lightening ll joint strike fighter and Luke’s transition to training F-35 pilots. X marks the spot of one of two 10,012-foot runways currently undergoing renovations. Two-hundred-and-twenty feet of asphalt are being scraped up, tossed in…

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Ducks conquer Ragnar Del Sol

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Courtesy photo Members of the 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks cross the finish line Feb. 28 in Mesa. The more than 200-mile-long Ragnar race is held every year starting in Wickenburg and runs through the night until the race is completed. Members of the 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks participated in a more than 200-mile…

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