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This week in history

Posted December 20, 2013 by Rick Griset,

Courtesy photo Dec. 17, 1903: First flight One hundred and ten years ago this week, Orville Wright flew the Wright Flyer 125 feet in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. Dec. 17. His was the first-ever manned heavier-than-air, sustained, controlled and powered flight. Orville designed and built his own printing press and began a printing business…

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Air Force News – February 14, 2014

Posted February 14, 2014 by

Pennysylvania A former Army Air Force aerial gunner based out of Hethel, England, received a Prisoner of War Medal nearly seven decades after his internment in a Swiss prison during World War II. He is one of the 11 surviving Airmen who were interned at Camp Wauwilermoos. Honduras Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint…

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56th AMXS best in AETC maintenance effectiveness

Posted March 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Daniel Baur, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, performs a 90-day weapons inspection March 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The weapons inspection was of the LAU-129 missile launcher section of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron won the Air Education and Training Command’s…

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Air Force News – May 2, 2014

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Oklahoma Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke during an all call April 23 at Altus Air Force Base. The visit marked James’ first trip to Altus as the SecAF. She met with civic leaders, spoke to base personnel about the future of the Air Force and learned more about cost-saving innovations initiated…

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A grand exit …

Posted June 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, flew his final flight at Luke Air Force Base Wednesday in an F-16 Fighting Falcon. He relinquishes command today to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Rothstein has been selected for an assignment commanding U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

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Nursing fellows take on trauma training

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander, congratulate the 56th Medical Group nurses who graduated from the Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship program. The yearlong program to train in intensive, trauma and emergency care ended Aug. 7. Nurses…

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All in a day’s work

Posted October 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Capts. Daniel Toftness, left, and Tyler Smith, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots, walk back to the squadron Sept. 24 post flight at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently nine F-35s assigned to Luke AFB.

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My choice, my story, my pledge

Posted December 5, 2014 by Maj. NATHAN MAERTENS

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As we prepare to kick-off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, think about the local charities and the services they provide. Think of the families who use those services. My family was one of them. My father was diagnosed with cancer when I was in junior high school. As a…

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BMT introduces innovative Capstone Week

Posted January 30, 2015 by Courtesy of aetc.af.mil

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Basic Military Training at JBSA-Lackland recently restructured its current eight-and-a-half-week course to make room for a new five-day program called Capstone Week.”Our basic military training today does a tremendous job developing young men and women into Airmen,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody….

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Enhancement seminar held for Focus 56 NCOs

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Master Sgt. Timothy Ogan, 56th Security Forces Squadron operation superintendent, gives a promotion seminar Feb. 27 on Luke Air Force Base. The Focus 56 NCO Enhancement Seminar was held to give staff and technical sergeants an opportunity to learn about the new promotion system for the senior NCO promotion cycle. As the Air Force grows…

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