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Air Force News – May 8, 2015

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Florida The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station conducted a successful launch on April 27. During the mission, Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral AFS supported the SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat 1 communications satellite. Nepal The Air Force sent a second C-17 Globemaster III in…

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People First – May 8, 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, click on the link in the title. Retired military working dog relieves Airmens’ stress When…

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Love thy feet

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the load-bearing structure at the base…

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First Australian F-35 pilot completes training

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Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilot, completes his final training mission April 23 after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Jackson made history as the first Australian pilot to fly in the F-35A. The fifth-generation aircraft will meet Australia’s future air combat and strike needs,…

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Air Force News – May 1, 2015

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Alaska Twice a year, millions of pounds of explosives and ammunition travel north through Pacific waters in a biannual migration designed to resupply military installations across Alaska with enough ammunition to defend its soil and citizens. Bulgaria The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing from Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, is participating…

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People First – May 1, 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, click on the link in the title.   TRICARE beneficiaries targeted by call centers The…

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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Posted April 24, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first ever JSF training deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. The 56th…

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Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

Posted April 24, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

A missing-man formation flyover took place at the Air Force Academy Cemetery April 14, to honor a fallen Airman whose remains were repatriated and laid to rest. Pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 54th Fighter Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, flew it. Capt. Richard Chorlins, U.S. Air Force Academy class…

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Birth of a flagship

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Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility just before its first flight March 31. This jet is one of several Lightning IIs destined for Luke Air Force Base in the near future after flight testing. Tail number 5056 is scheduled to be the 56th Fighter…

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a Viper

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer A group touring Luke Air Force Base watches as an F-16 Fighting Falcon launches. Both the tower and the mountains are further away than they appear.

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