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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Time seems to fly this time of year. Thanksgiving is behind us, and the Christmas shopping season has begun. For Thanksgiving our family did some very ordinary things. We slept in a bit, watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV and consumed copious amounts of food. I’d like to tell you that our day…

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Chief serves beyond active-duty

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Retired Chief Master Sgt. John Burden stands with a 300-gallon centerline fuel tank Nov. 24 at 56th Component Maintenance Squadron on Luke Air Force Base. When he was a buck sergeant, Burden worked as a fuel systems apprentice in 1969 at Luke AFB. John Burden retired as a chief master sergeant more…

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Air Force News – December 5, 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Texas San Antonio will soon be home to the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Defense Department: the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Italy Aviano Air Base’s Integral Men, a new spouse group tailored to husbands of active-duty service members, held their inaugural event Nov. 15. John Duarte,…

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People First – December 5, 2014

Posted December 5, 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. AF identifies…

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Officer attaché duty applications due Dec. 29

Posted December 5, 2014 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active-duty line officers interested in attaché duty must submit their application by Dec. 29, Air Force officials said Tuesday. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, international affairs office are accepting applications for senior defense official/defense attaché, air attaché and assistant air attaché…

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Keeping things purring …

Posted November 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

FROM LEFT: Senior Airmen Greg Sarabia and Nick Valentine, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment journeyman, replace a boost pump Oct. 30 on a self-generating nitrogen servicing cart at Luke Air Force Base. AGE Airmen maintain the equipment necessary for crew chiefs to keep aircraft on the flightline.

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Air Force News – November 21, 2014

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Alaska Pope Francis has appointed Chaplain (Maj.) Chad Zielinski, the 354th Fighter Wing deputy wing chaplain, as the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska. Zielinski is scheduled to be ordained Dec. 15 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. Japan Personnel from the Japan Self Defense Force teamed with the 33rd Rescue Squadron…

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People First – November 21, 2014

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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.  DOD, AF nuclear force reviews consistent with force improvement efforts The secretary of defense recently announced the results of…

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Thunderbolts celebrate wingman day

Posted November 14, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airmen Grace Lee Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, shoots a basket Nov. 7 in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Luke commanders went up against the Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns basketball team in celebration of wingman day. Luke’s Wingman Day offered Airmen a pause in the day-to-day mission to…

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Enlistment highlights total force

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. The 944th Fighter Wing’s newest recruits stand next to a new F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter and raised their hands to enlist into the Air Force Reserve during a “Total Force” mass enlistment held during the October unit training assembly at Luke Air Force Base. The excitement was palatable…

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