Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Contracting exercise readies Airmen for emergencies

Posted May 4, 2018 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Contracting Squadron conducted an exercise in February to prepare their Airmen to deploy in support of any wartime or peacetime emergency. This year, the exercise trained Airmen on how to implement recovery efforts after a stateside natural disaster. “We must always be prepared for bare base operations or setting up a new location…

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Around the Air Force: May 19

Posted May 23, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35 Lightning II pilot minimum weight restriction has been lifted and May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Air Force offers chief ‘excellent adventure’

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

In January 1975, the music of Elton John and Barry Manilow topped the music charts. The Waltons, All in the Family and The Jeffersons were popular television shows, and Gerald Ford was president of the United States. That same month, a 23-year-old man from Pennsylvania joined the Air Force and began a three-decade-long career that…

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CONS exercise offers deployment insights

Posted March 17, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Simulated opposing forces, played by the 56th Security Forces Squadron, fire simulation rounds at 56th Contracting Squadron Airmen during a 56th CONS Operation Walrus: Wartime acquisitions logistics and random unorthodox scenarios exercise March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. CONS Airmen responded to an ambush when they were conducting…

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Forging Sabre

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley F-15 Eagles from the 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, arrived Nov. 19 at Luke Air Force Base. The Eagles came in support of the training exercise Forging Saber, an exercise involving the 428th FS, 425th FS and members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces. The exercise…

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Around the Air Force: April 18

Posted April 19, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs arrive at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; and 19th Air Support Operations Airmen earned German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges.

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted October 16, 2015 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. SEJPME program…

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JUSTICE REPORT

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in January and February at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for wrongful use of marijuana and controlled substances. The individual received a reduction to the rank of senior airman, forfeiture of $500 pay per month…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 10

Posted February 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II makes its Red Flag debut, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shares his goals for space, and the Air Force is committed to fostering civilian development.

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JAMES HENSLEY
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MWD handler — not an ordinary Airman

Posted December 17, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

While most dogs are considered pets, in the Air Force a select few Airmen view them as partners and lifesavers for not just themselves, but for others. These Airmen are trained to deploy with military working dogs who detect explosive devices in advance of lives being in danger. One Airman came into the Air Force…

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