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AFSA speaks for Airmen

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

The Enlisted Force Structure states it’s an Airman’s responsibility to join a professional organization. For Airmen looking for an organization to join, the Air Force Sergeants Association may be right for some. AFSA’s purpose is to represent the professional and personal interests of active-duty personnel, retired veterans and their families. “The AFSA is a professional…

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Repeal of DADT – what it means to me

Posted June 6, 2014 by Staff Sgt. CHRISTOPHER ODOM

June is LGBT History Month and is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. I’ve been in the Air Force for five years and have been openly gay in the military since the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in 2011. I came in the military without the thought of this…

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Life, Liberty, pursuit of happiness brings Kenyan student to America

Posted August 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Senior Airman Jenna Sarvinski Senior Airman Robert Cheruiyot, 56th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, greets Gen. Julius Waweru Karangi, chief of the defense forces, Kenya. Karangi and Cheruiyot met in a chance encounter at flightline medicine, following Karangi’s medical evaluation in preparation for his familiarization flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force…

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Program ALIS initiated

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its systems over the life cycle of the fighter jet. The program ALIS comes with the F-35 as a package…

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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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‘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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Air Force News – February 27, 2015

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California Aircrew from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in a Marine Corps exercise Feb. 10 through 12 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center ins Twentynine Palms by assisting with close-air support for ground units and providing air support for Integrated Training Exercise 2-15. Japan Emergency response personnel from Kadena Air Base, Torii…

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Enhancement seminar held for Focus 56 NCOs

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Master Sgt. Timothy Ogan, 56th Security Forces Squadron operation superintendent, gives a promotion seminar Feb. 27 on Luke Air Force Base. The Focus 56 NCO Enhancement Seminar was held to give staff and technical sergeants an opportunity to learn about the new promotion system for the senior NCO promotion cycle. As the Air Force grows…

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Airmen reach terminal velocity

Posted April 17, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Tanya Wren, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Community Relations chief, takes in the expansive view after the chute was pulled at 3,000 feet. Luke Air Force Base Airmen were chosen to tandem jump with the Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Parachute Team for their accomplishments during service. Terminal velocity is…

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