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3-time Super Bowl champ, AF pilot reflects on America’s game

Posted February 11, 2016 by adriennek

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Super Bowl 50 was just a few days ago, and it’s hard not to wonder how one of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s best all-time players fits into that history. Chad Hennings won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990s, and his first appearance was within…

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AF introduces Air Superiority 2030 study

Posted April 21, 2016 by by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force introduced the results of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond during an Air Force Association breakfast April 7 in Arlington, Virginia. According to Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and…

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AMUs compete to see who’s best

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Contreras, Airman 1st Class Michael Roberts and Staff Sgt. Mitchell Shellenberger, 310th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Joshua Lomax and O’Brien, 309th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16. The 309th AMU faced off…

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Year in Photos – November 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Airmen experience welding and other metallurgy practices during an immersion exercise Nov. 13 in the 56th Maintenance Group. The 56th Force Support Squadron plans and organizes each immersion program which rotates among the wing groups and allows Airmen to learn about and experience jobs performed outside their career fields. The…

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500th sortie

Posted March 10, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Maj. Nicholas Rallo, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, shuts down the engines of his aircraft after completing the squadron’s 500th sortie in an F-35 March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is the second fighter squadron to host the F-35 at Luke. To date, the 56th…

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Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage

Posted June 2, 2016 by by GEORGE WOODWARD, DEBI SMITH, 2nd Lt. BRITTANY CURRY

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” said Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander. “And that number is…

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ALS takes a field trip …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Staff Sgt. Brandon Rowe, left, 56th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment training NCO in charge, shows members of Airman Leadership School Class 15-7 the inside of an F-16 Fighting Flacon cockpit training module Oct. 28 during a tour of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd…

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AETC releases 2016 strategic plan

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Editor’s note: The following is an article addressed to AETC Airmen: AETC Airmen, As our world changes and we evolve to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, you — innovative and creative Airmen — will continue leading the way in protecting and defending our Constitution. I am proud to be your commander. To best accomplish our…

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Arizona Balloon Buster namesake of Luke

Posted April 1, 2016 by

In September 1918, 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr., Arizona native, made aviation history in World War I when he wreaked havoc on the aerial fleets of Germany. During an 18-day period of which Luke flew only eight days, he destroyed 18 enemy aircraft. Because he targeted the most dangerous prey, the heavily defended observation balloons,…

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 1-4. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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