Air Force

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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From pharmacist to Airman

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Some of the reasons people join the Air Force are the education benefits and job security. Many Airmen had jobs before joining. “I was a pharmacy technician back when it didn’t require formal education,” said Staff Sgt. Ashley Byers, 56th Force Support Squadron commander’s support staff NCO in charge. “When the requirement changed I knew…

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AFOSI seeks top-quality Airmen at recruiting fair

Posted October 29, 2015 by Courtesy of Luke AFB AFOSI

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Luke Air Force Base will soon hold its annual recruiting fair. AFOSI is responsible for investigating major crimes against the Air Force, Defense Department and the United States. AFOSI directly denies the abilities of terrorist networks and foreign intelligence efforts. With more than 2,700 members, AFOSI has…

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Hill commemorates new era in combat air power

Posted October 22, 2015 by adriennek

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill Air Force Base and the Top of Utah community officially welcomed the F-35 Lightning II at a ceremony Oct. 14, an event that formally marked the beginning of F-35 operations for the 388th and 419th fighter wings. Members of the Utah congressional delegation, Lockheed Martin, and the Air…

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Luke hosts Forging Sabre biennial exercise

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th fighter Wing Public Affairs

Luke Air Force Base will host Forging Sabre, a biennial exercise involving the members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 14. The Forging Sabre exercise will include both night and weekend flying operations for the duration of the exercise at Luke AFB and the Barry M. Goldwater Range complex. The…

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Reserve, active-duty work side-by-side

Posted October 22, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

People may hear about joint operations between the U.S. Air Force and foreign countries when it comes to training pilots and maintainers, but it’s rare to hear of Air Force reservists working hand-in-hand with active-duty Airmen. This is part of the total force integration at Luke to improve training and upkeep on aircraft by including…

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Sudden eclipse of the sun …

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan The sun shines over a static display of the F-15 Eagle Sept. 29 at the Luke Air Force Base air park. The air park contains models of nine aircraft that have served out of Luke throughout the base’s history, including the F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, F-104 Starfighter, F-4 Phantom…

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Marines, Air Force on exchange program

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program where a Marine pilot is being trained…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted October 16, 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. SEJPME program…

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AMUs compete to see who’s best

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Contreras, Airman 1st Class Michael Roberts and Staff Sgt. Mitchell Shellenberger, 310th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Joshua Lomax and O’Brien, 309th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16. The 309th AMU faced off…

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