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People First – May 16, 2014

Posted May 16, 2014 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. SecAF relates…

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This week in history

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Courtesy photo Capt. Fred Christensen July 7, 1944: Six in one day Seventy years ago this week, Capt. Fred Christensen, 62nd Fighter Squadron, was the first American fighter pilot to shoot down six Luftwaffe aircraft in one day. In fact, it took him under two minutes. Christensen was already a triple ace with 15.5 kills…

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Air Force News – August 22, 2014

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Poland With a shrill squeal, rubber met road as two C-130J Super Hercules touched down Aug. 14 at Powidz Air Base. Their crews were ready to begin a flying training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which allows Airmen deployed to Poland to augment allied capability with the aim of designing and hosting a…

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Exchange shoppers fall into savings with autumn catalog

Posted October 10, 2014 by Courtesy of Army and Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — Soldiers, Airmen and their families looking for the latest in home accessories, appliances, fall fashions and tech toys can find all that and more in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Autumn 2014 catalog online. The 36-page guide, available now at Exchange stores and shopmyexchange.com, has the kitchen covered with a variety…

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Latest F-35 has fastest induction to ALIS

Posted December 12, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE The 14th F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive at Luke Air Force Base is shown Dec. 5 on the flightline. Airmen at the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked quickly to get the aircraft ready to fly in less than 48 hours, making it the fastest F-35 acceptance at Luke since…

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Air Force News, March 23, 2012

Posted March 27, 2012 by

AF extends retroactive stop loss application window Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program who did not apply before the fall deadline will have another opportunity to do so, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Airmen who were unable to submit a claim will be able to do so through Oct. 21,…

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Marine, AF pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 8, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots at Luke Air Force Base are currently on very similar, rare and overlapping career paths. Meet Marine Corps Maj. Jason Ladd and Air Force Capt. Michael McGrew. Both are assigned to the...

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56th MOS change of command

Posted July 27, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Col. Victor Mora, 56th Maintenance Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. James Schieser during the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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People First – October 5, 2012

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Wolfenbarger: AFMC 5-Center reorganization on track After some 18 months of planning and careful transition, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to declare initial operational capability of AFMC’s 5-Center reorganization Oct. 1. In early July, the command began activating its new centers and consolidating others as it transitioned from operating with 12 centers to…

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Stepping into 2013

Posted January 11, 2013 by Brig. Gen. MIKE ROTHSTEIN

As we open up on what I hope to be a terrific 2013, I’d like to start it off with a heartfelt thank you to everyone here at Luke Air Force Base. I’m so grateful for our talented and dedicated Airmen — enlisted, officers and civilian — who work hard each and every day to…

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