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People First – November 1, 2013

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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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Leaders advise…

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People First – December 13, 2013

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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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Steps for…

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This week in history

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Luke logs 1 million flying hours Courtesy photo FROM LEFT: Col. John Nissley, then commander at Luke Field, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Lester Harris, director of training at Luke, Feb. 7, 1944, as Maj. Hugh Griffith Jr., base operations officer, and Capt. William Payton, assistant operations officer, look on. Since Feb. 7, 1944, the…

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Featured Demonstration Part 1.

Posted March 11, 2014 by

MV-22 Osprey With the speed and range of a turboprop, the maneuverability of a helicopter and the ability to carry 24 Marine combat troops twice as fast and five times farther than previous helicopters, the Osprey greatly enhances the advantages Marines have over their enemies. The Osprey’s impact was felt immediately upon its arrival in…

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Australian air force makes home at Luke

Posted May 2, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Maj. Nathan Draper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit participant maintenance liaison officer, poses April 22 in front of the 61st AMU. Draper is the first Royal Australian air force officer to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The buildup of F-35 operations at Luke Air Force Base has begun, and the Royal…

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LRS Airman finds passion in honor guard

Posted June 13, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Master Sgt. Keith Cooper, 56th Force Support Squadron Honor Guard NCO in charge, shows new guardsmen how to properly flare their hands June 4 during a firing party at Luke Air Force Base. The honor guard’s primary mission is to provide military honors at funerals for veterans and retirees. Few Airmen are…

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This week in history

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Courtesy photo Col. Hubert “Hub” Zemke, 56th Fighter Group commander, and Lt. Col. David “Dave” Schilling, 56th FG executive officer, walk together. Zemke ended World War II as a POW with 17.75 aerial victories. Schilling ended the war as the 56th Fighter Group commander with 22.5 aerial victories. Aug. 12 1944: 56th Fighter Group changes…

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EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often what make us who we are, alter our path in life and change our future. For Tech Sgt. David Gerig, 56th Civil Engineer…

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Scanning the sky

Posted May 18, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Kaphenght and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared Clark, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers, monitor the aircraft traffic from inside the Radar Approach Control facility at Luke Air Force Base April 24. The RAPCON facility controls all of the aircraft, both civilian and military, that…

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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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