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Marksmen have eyes that go the distance

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Brady Craddock, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, zeros the scope of a Barrett M107 April 27 at Luke Air Force Base. The advanced designated marksmen at Luke have the role of surveying the area for potential danger for high-profile visits such as Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Air…

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FSS member receives next-of-kin gold pin

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, pins a Gold Star Next of Kin lapel button onto Kristina Rightweiser, 56th Force Support Squadron human resources assistant, April 29 during the MSG commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base. The lapel pin is an official decoration authorized by an Act of Congress…

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Air Force News – May 8, 2015

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Florida The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station conducted a successful launch on April 27. During the mission, Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral AFS supported the SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1 communications satellite. Nepal The Air Force sent a second C-17 Globemaster III in…

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People First – May 8, 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. Retired military working dog relieves Airmens’ stress When…

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Love thy feet

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the load-bearing structure at the base…

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First Australian F-35 pilot completes training

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Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilot, completes his final training mission April 23 after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Jackson made history as the first Australian pilot to fly in the F-35A. The fifth-generation aircraft will meet Australia’s future air combat and strike needs,…

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Air Force News – May 1, 2015

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Alaska Twice a year, millions of pounds of explosives and ammunition travel north through Pacific waters in a biannual migration designed to resupply military installations across Alaska with enough ammunition to defend its soil and citizens. Bulgaria The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing from Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, is participating…

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People First – May 1, 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.   TRICARE beneficiaries targeted by call centers The…

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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Posted April 24, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first ever JSF training deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. The 56th…

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Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

Posted April 24, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

A missing-man formation flyover took place at the Air Force Academy Cemetery April 14, to honor a fallen Airman whose remains were repatriated and laid to rest. Pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 54th Fighter Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, flew it. Capt. Richard Chorlins, U.S. Air Force Academy class…

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