Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
Air Force

F-35 takes its place in history

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission  The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which…

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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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Air Force

Legal eagles sort facts from fiction

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Michael Brooks, 56th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate civil law paralegal, researches in the Uniform Code of Military Justice handbook Jan. 5 at the Luke Air Force Base legal office. The Legal Office provides confidential advice to all service members, retirees and activated Reserve and Guard members…

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Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Air Force

Quarterly load Competition

Posted April 21, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Airman 1st Class Nadiya Frick, 309th AMU weapons load crew member, secures a weapon during the competition. Senior Airman Kory Hickok, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, inspects an AIM 9 L/M munition. Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman David Davidson, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, places the…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Air Force

Lightning Leadership course open to all

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

  Airmen from Luke Air Force Base gathered Nov. 19 to learn about leadership techniques in a professional development program here designed to promote leadership through a series of guided discussions. “Lighting Leadership Gold is about learning and growing together,” said Master Sgt. Ida Bushey, 56th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor. “It’s designed to…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Air Force

Fabrication flight handles intricate things

Posted February 11, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight handles precise structural repair and inspection for aircraft and support equipment. “For all the F-16s and F-35s at Luke, we provide the back shop fabrication, inspection and repair for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on and off the flightline,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brian Leonard, 56th EMS low…

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Air Force photograph by Amy Rollins
Air Force

AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Jonathan Case
Air Force

First refuel for RAAF KC-30A to F-35

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of www.airforce.gov

The Royal Australian Air Force completed the first fuel transfer with the air refueling boom from a RAAF KC-30A multi-role tanker transport to a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200 pounds of…

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
Air Force

Luke announces F-35 heritage flight program

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Heritage Flight program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korean and Vietnam era aircraft in a dynamic display of our nation’s airpower history. “These flights will allow all Americans to learn more about the F-35 and at the same time see just how far airpower has…

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Air Force

Chance to win Patriot Star™ diamond ring

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

Diamonds are forever and for two lucky winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest sweepstakes, forever will come free this summer. Through June 30, shoppers can enter the Exchange Patriot Star™ Giveaway for a chance to win a 1 carat diamond solitaire ring from the Exchange’s new Patriot Star™ collection. The two…

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