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Air Force News – March 27, 2015

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Hawaii In January a team of intelligence Airmen began building the Pacific Air Forces’ first air watch capability. They shared a small computer nestled inside a cramped workspace. It was recently completed, and the team stood up and operated a 24-hour Pacific air watch. California Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed LGM-30G…

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People First – March 27, 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. Air Force COOL program kicks off The Community…

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iMatter site gives AETC Airmen voice to share innovations

Posted March 27, 2015 by af.mil

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Education and Training Command launched the iMatter website Monday, giving all command Total Force Airmen access to an AETC-specific tool for sharing innovations and improvement ideas. The concept took hold based on Gen. Robin Rand, AETC commander, hearing ideas directly from Airmen during his command site visits. “Air…

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Luke 1 flies first ‘student’ F-35 sortie

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prepares Wednesday for the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training sortie at Luke Air Force Base with Senior Airman Patrick Murphy, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 pilots today when the first…

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AFAF campaign: Committed to caring

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Air Force senior leaders review Air Force Assistance Fund affiliate web sites in preparation for the 2015 AFAF drive at the Pentagon. Seated are Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III, and standing from the left are Air Force Vice Chief of…

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56th Fighter Group longest mission

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Courtesy photo Maj. James Carter, 61st Fighter Squadron commander Seventy years ago this week, the 56th Fighter Group and many others in Eighth Air Force flew over Berlin. Previously, the Allies sporadically targeted Berlin, the capital of the Third Reich. On the ground, the Allies were about to cross the Rhine River. Crossing the Rhine…

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Qualification training

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Staff Sgt. Rakim Redd, 607th Air Control Squadron instructor, instructs Senior Airman Rachel Mach, 607th ACS interface control technician, on how to set up a datalink March 10 during 607th ACS initial qualification training at Luke Air Force Base. The 607th ACS operates and maintains radar and communications to train highly-qualified weapons directors and surveillance…

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All eyes on antiterrorism/force protection

Posted March 20, 2015 by 56th SFS

Everyone has heard it, “Force Protection is everyone’s business and every Airman is a sensor.” That statement is indeed fact; it is imperative that all personnel are aware and participate in the Antiterrorism/Force Protection Program that helps safeguard the personnel and resources at Luke AFB. Due to the ongoing threats from ISIS and other terrorist…

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Air Force News – March 20, 2015

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Hawaii More than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. The tradeshow allowed the U.S. to strengthen its ties with India while furthering military-to-military relationships. Florida Seven Marines and four Soldiers died in an Army UH-60…

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People First – March 20, 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. Wounded warriors get help through equine therapy…

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