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Female AF pilot takes road less traveled

Posted November 7, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Cliff Patrick Lt. Col. Michael May, 308th Fighter Squadron commander’s special assistant and F-16 instructor pilot; son, Gunner, 6; Lt. Col. Melissa May, 56th Fighter Wing F-16 instructor pilot and Community Initiatives Team current operations specialist; and daughter, Gianna, 4, pose for the camera Feb. 21 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. While…

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944th pilot aims high, logs 4,000 flying hours

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LAUSANNE KINDER

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Col. Gregory Jones, left, 944th Operations Group commander, is congratulated by Col. Kurt Gallegos, 944th Fighter Wing commander, after completing 4,000 hours of flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. Jones and Gallegos are two of just 42 pilots in the Air Force who have reached this…

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New Sniper pod helps put pilots’ eyes on target

Posted February 27, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The 425th Fighter Squadron recently installed Sniper Pods onto their F-16 Fighting Falcons at Luke Air Force Base. Sniper pods provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the world’s most iconic aircraft in the Air…

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People First April 27, 2012

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

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. New housing…

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56th AMXS change of command

Posted July 6, 2012 by Senior Airman Sandra Welch

Maj. Jason Mitchell renders his first salute after assuming command of the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony June 27 held in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Air Force News – August 17, 2012

Posted August 17, 2012 by

Combat training supports 21st century strategy As the nation winds down from a decade of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Defense Department is shifting its focus to the future and recently introduced new strategic guidance describing the projected security environment and key military missions for which the department will prepare. “Our strategy review…

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PD: Money maker

Posted October 26, 2012 by Master Sgt. DUSTIN WITHROW

For many, money is a powerful motivator. One tool to get more change in your pocket can be found in a not-so-obvious place — professional development. Before dismissing the idea, just give this a quick read and you’ll see how it doesn’t take a giant leap to get from A to Z. Professional development is…

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Air Force News – February 1, 2013

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Air Force officials aim to eliminate sexual assault Following a nine-month investigation into sexual misconduct at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the Air Force has implemented a comprehensive program aimed at eliminating sexual assault; senior Air Force leaders told Congress recently. Air Force Chief Of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III and Air Force Gen. Edward Rice…

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AF first female fighter pilot continues to break stereotypes

Posted March 15, 2013 by af.news

After Col. Jeannie Leavitt finished pilot training at the top of her class in 1992, she was given her first choice of aircraft, with a few restrictions. Her first choice, the F-15 Strike Eagle, wasn’t yet an option for female pilots.

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X-47B launch a pivotal moment in Naval aviation

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman photograph An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from…

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