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Luke Airman ‘escapes’ from Alcatraz

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Capt. Sarah Cossette Maj. Peter Cossette, 56th Fighter Wing executive officer, celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim June 7 in San Francisco. The event is limited to 800 participants and features a mile-and-a-half swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park on the San Francisco shore. Alcatraz is one of…

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Program smooths change from military to civilian life

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th…

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Air Force News – October 3, 2014

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Louisiana Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen at Barksdale Air Force Base — responsible for two legs of the nation’s nuclear triad — conducted demonstrations, which included participation in a large combined forces exercise in the Pacific, a nuclear-capable cruise missile weapon system evaluation over the Utah Test and Training Range, and an ICBM operational…

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Officer attaché duty applications due Dec. 29

Posted December 5, 2014 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active-duty line officers interested in attaché duty must submit their application by Dec. 29, Air Force officials said Tuesday. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, international affairs office are accepting applications for senior defense official/defense attaché, air attaché and assistant air attaché…

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People First – February 20, 2015

Posted February 20, 2015 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, click on the link in each title. Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary…

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Tuskegee Airmen commemorated

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc. celebrated the 2nd Annual Tuskegee Airman Commemoration Day with a wreath ceremony Wednesday at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park. The Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day is the result of legislation signed into law by former Arizona Governor Janice Brewer in 2013 and is the first such law…

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Off we go…

Posted June 8, 2012 by Courtesy photos

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, holds up a sign in support of the 56th MXG before the departure of her familiarization flight May 30 at Luke Air Force Base.     Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, and Col. Douglas Miller, 56th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo before Liddick’s familiarization…

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Luke continues to support F-35 mission at Eglin AFB

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

As part of a plan to prepare the 33rd Fighter Wing for the arrival of the F-35, Luke Air Force Base sent some assets to Eglin Air Force Base...

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People First – September 21, 2012

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Maintenance training on track to support F-35A As the Air Force begins its Operational Utility Evaluation of the F-35A Lightning II, maintenance training to support the joint strike fighter is also preparing for key program milestones. Though the first “pipeline” students — basic military training graduates — don’t begin training until January 2014, the two…

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Ducks train in high desert

Posted December 21, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

One Luke Air Force Base fighter squadron spent last week in a cold, unforgiving high desert environment doing training with remote piloted aircraft, F-22s and German Tornadoes. The 309th Fighter Squadron might not have actually been cold, but they did spend Dec. 7 through 14 flying and training in the 5,000′ elevation high desert of…

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