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Air Force News – July 20, 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by anradmin

Arkansas Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base recently received 721 iPads to be used as electronic flight bags for C-130 Hercules aircrews as part of Air Mobility Command’s effort to reduce paper waste and costs by replacing flight bags and loads of paperwork they hold with the electronic tablets.   New York Tactical Air Control…

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Train F-16 pilots – Luke’s mission

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Jasmine Reif

Luke Air Force Base may be home to the largest fighter wing in the Air Force, but the mission is different from other F-16 bases. In addition to maintaining deployment readiness, the mission here is to train F-16...

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Team Luke gains new MXG, MSG leaders

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The 56th Mission Support Group and 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders this week as Col. Philippe Darcy relinquished command of the 56th MSG to Col. Nathan Mooney II Monday, and Col. Deborah...

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Familiar faces

Posted July 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, 7th Air Force vice commander, receives the oath of office from Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, after pinning on the rank of major general July 3 in Buckeye.

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Lightweight ABU arrives at Luke

Posted July 13, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ryan DeCamp

Temperatures around Phoenix often stretch beyond 110 degrees during the summer months. That heat has forced Airmen at Luke Air Force Base to develop ingenious ways at cooling down. Some of these include water mist sprayers on the top of outdoor break areas and shifting work schedules so each Airman is outside for a shorter…

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New AMDS commander

Posted July 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, 56th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Daniel Smith July 2 as he assumes command of the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron during an assumption-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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New sheriff in town

Posted July 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Maj. Sean Gibbs receives his first salute as the new 56th Security Forces Squadron commander July 6 during the 56th SFS change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Air Force News – July 13, 2012

Posted July 13, 2012 by anradmin

South Dakota Four Airmen died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules crashed July 1 while fighting a woodland fire in southwestern South Dakota.   Washington D.C. Twenty-five U.S. service members took their citizenship oath July 4 before their commander-in-chief. They were among more than 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen…

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Command post

Posted July 13, 2012 by Senior Airman Sandra Welch

Senior Airman Tyler Rawlings runs a quick-reaction checklist as Senior Airman Austin Kelley broadcasts the termination of an in-flight emergency over the 56th Fighter Wing commander’s net at the command post.

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OG leadership changes hands

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Col. Douglas Miller relinquished command of the 56th Operations Group to Col. John Hanna during a ceremony held June 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Hanna joins Team Luke after serving as the director of the...

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