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This week in history

Posted February 14, 2014 by

Feb. 10, 1994: First U.S. Air Force female fighter pilot graduates Courtesy photo 1st Lt. Jeannie Flynn, the first U.S. Air Force female fighter pilot, prepares for flight at Luke Air Force Base. Twenty years ago this week at Luke Air Force Base, 1st Lt. Jeannie Flynn became the U.S. Air Force’s first female fighter…

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Air Force News – March 21, 2014

Posted March 21, 2014 by

Idaho Col. Sherrie McCandless, the first woman selected to command the 124th Fighter Wing and first female wing commander in Idaho Air National Guard history, assumed command in a ceremony on March 2, at Gowen Field, Boise. Poland In an attempt to augment U.S. military presence in the region, 12 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting…

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People First – May 9, 2014

Posted May 9, 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. SecAF talks…

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This Week in History

Posted June 27, 2014 by

1954: Operation WOUNDED WARRIOR Different than today’s Wounded Warrior Project, 60years ago this week, the U.S. Air Force began execution of Operation WOUNDED WARRIOR. The French were still trying to keep control of their Southeast Asian colony Vietnam. The Vietnamese independence fighters were a mix of nationalists and communists collectively known as the Viet Minh….

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Lt. Gen. rolls out F-35 program priorities during all call

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Lt. Gen Christopher Bogdan, F-35 Lightning II program executive officer held an all-call Aug. 5 on Luke Air Force Base. The general spoke to Thunderbolts about the F-35 program and priorities. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 Lightning II program executive officer, visited Luke Air Force Base and held an all-call to brief…

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Tip line reports illegal acts to AFOSI

Posted October 3, 2014 by Special Agent Robert Lee

Reporting suspicious activity has become much easier. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations established a tip line for the Air Force to support the insider-threat mission. The tip line is an anonymous reporting mechanism to advise law enforcement of illegal activities. It provides an easily accessible avenue for individuals to deliver information to AFOSI….

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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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People First – January 30, 2015

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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. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Summit offers…

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This week in history

Posted March 13, 2015 by

P-38 transition training Courtesy photo A P-38 Lightning is parked on the Luke Field runway.   Seventy years ago today, March 13, 1945, Luke Field began conducting Lockheed P-38 transition training. The P-38 was known as the Lightning, while transition training taught rated pilots how to fly another aircraft. Eight years earlier, Lockheed’s chief engineer…

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425th FS participates in Maple Flag

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Thunderbolts from the 425th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to depart for Canada June 9 to join the anticipated 4,500 military personnel attending Maple Flag 45 at Cold Lake Air Base, Alberta. “We regularly participate in Maple Flag and other similar exercises in keeping with our squadron’s mission of providing high-end training for our aircrew,” said…

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