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FD Rappelling Training

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a training mannequin to the top of the water tower to begin a rappelling exercise April 8. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a rescue basket to the top of the…

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Maj. Brad Brizek
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Warhawks present squadron’s first F-16 grads

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Lt. Col. ANDREW CAGGIANO

The 314th Fighter Squadron Warhawks are proud to announce the historic graduation of the squadron’s inaugural F-16 pilot basic qualification course, or “B-course.” Sixteen active-duty and one Air National Guard officer of class 15-BBH successfully completed the rigorous 10-month program and will transition to front-line combat units around the world. Class 15-BBH began last September…

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Senior Airman Grace Lee
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CFC takes off at Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 1 at Luke Air Force Base to give federal employees an opportunity to donate to approved charitable organizations. The CFC was created in 1961 as a way to annually solicit donations in the workplace and for those contributions to be payable through payroll deductions. “The CFC has all…

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STACI MILLER
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Gone, never forgotten

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Military can be devastating to a child, but one program aims to show children they’re not alone and are still part of the military family. Thunderbolts from Luke Air Force Base participated as mentors in the Transition Assistance Program for Survivors camp Dec. 5 in Scottsdale. “TAPS provides an opportunity for grieving children to honor…

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PEOPLE FIRST – February 26, 2016

Posted February 25, 2016 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. James focuses…

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United States Air Force in photos

Posted May 5, 2016 by

Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane Airmen assigned to the Missouri Air National Guard‘s139th Airlift Wing participate in a ruck march April 22 in Elwood, Kansas. The Airmen were qualifying for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. The event included running, swimming, sprints, pull-up hang, pistol marksmanship and a ruck march. Participants could qualify in…

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Windows 10 to deploy across AF

Posted August 22, 2016 by

The Air Force is slated to upgrade to Windows 10 over the next couple years to improve the Air Force’s cybersecurity posture, lower the cost of information technology and streamline the IT operating environment. Windows 10 provides improved security features to mitigate cyber threats and a common baseline for Air Force cyber operators to manage,…

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Hill commemorates new era in combat air power

Posted October 22, 2015 by adriennek

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill Air Force Base and the Top of Utah community officially welcomed the F-35 Lightning II at a ceremony Oct. 14, an event that formally marked the beginning of F-35 operations for the 388th and 419th fighter wings. Members of the Utah congressional delegation, Lockheed Martin, and the Air…

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F-35 joins loaders’ friendly rivalry

Posted January 14, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Airman 1st Class Matthew Wolfel, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, prepares to load an F-35 Lightning ll during the 2015 fourth quarter weapon’s loading competition Dec. 18 at Luke Air Force Base. Courtesy photo Weapons load crew members from the 61st AMU load an F-35 Lightning ll during…

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Robinson tapped to be first female combatant commander

Posted March 24, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has named a new commander for U.S. Northern Command to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, the new Northern Command chief will be the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command. Carter made the announcement to pick Gen. Lori Robinson during a media interview March 18. President…

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