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Air Force News – January 23, 2015

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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

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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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944th pilot aims high, logs 4,000 flying hours

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LAUSANNE KINDER

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Col. Gregory Jones, left, 944th Operations Group commander, is congratulated by Col. Kurt Gallegos, 944th Fighter Wing commander, after completing 4,000 hours of flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. Jones and Gallegos are two of just 42 pilots in the Air Force who have reached this…

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Sparks fly …

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Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman David Andrews, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technician, uses a grinder to clean titanium tubes Jan. 13 at Luke Air Force Base. Airmen at the metals shop handle machining and welding for various parts of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and some for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.

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‘View from Top’ program gives bird’s eye view

Posted January 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Airmen and NCOs got to experience what it’s like to be a chief master sergeant Jan. 6 when they shadowed a chief here during the View from the Top program. View from the Top is a new monthly program at Luke Air Force Base that provides an opportunity for Airmen to gain insight about senior…

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AFAS steps up with education programs

Posted January 16, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS An Airman checks his student loan balance Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. The Air Force Aid Society has programs to assist in funding education so that Airmen can avoid college debt. Education can be a key to succeeding in life, especially for military members looking to make the Air Force…

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Always charged …

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Airman Pedro Mota Airmen 1st Class William Dimery and Javon Simms, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical environmental systems technicians, conduct a midcell voltage check procedure Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 Fighting Falcon battery voltage is condemned if the voltage between pins has a one-volt difference.

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Air Force News – January 16, 2015

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Alaska The Anchorage municipal solid waste landfill, adjacent to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, collects and burns landfill gas to comply with regulations of the 2005 Energy Policy Act. The gas is primarily methane, and the Elmendorf Landfill’s Gas Waste-to-Energy Plant generates more than 56,000 megawatt-hours, or 26.2 percent of Elmendorf’s electrical load.   U.K. Royal Air…

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