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Air Force News – September 12, 2014

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Germany Air Mobility Command’s mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces, a capability demonstrated during Steadfast Javelin II, a large-scale, joint multinational exercise held Aug. 31 through Thursday on Ramstein Air Base. Mauritania Six African nations participated in a week-long group intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning exercise Sept. 3…

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People First – November 14, 2014

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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, click on the link in the title of each story. Air Force Aid Society…

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Always charged …

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Airman Pedro Mota Airmen 1st Class William Dimery and Javon Simms, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical environmental systems technicians, conduct a midcell voltage check procedure Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 Fighting Falcon battery voltage is condemned if the voltage between pins has a one-volt difference.

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Mock trials teach SAPR through demonstration

Posted March 6, 2015 by

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Question after question, she attempts to recall the reported events that transpired over the course of the night. The defense attorney, trial counsel and the alleged perpetrator look intently upon the victim as they shift uncomfortably in their seats. “At midnight you decided to go to another bar is…

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This week in history

Posted March 13, 2015 by

P-38 transition training Courtesy photo A P-38 Lightning is parked on the Luke Field runway.   Seventy years ago today, March 13, 1945, Luke Field began conducting Lockheed P-38 transition training. The P-38 was known as the Lightning, while transition training taught rated pilots how to fly another aircraft. Eight years earlier, Lockheed’s chief engineer…

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People First – April 17, 2015

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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, click on the link in the title. CSAF describes future Air Force In the…

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Air Force News – June 5, 2015

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Washington D.C. A group of Sanders Corner Elementary School Girl Scouts looking to achieve their Bronze Award and the Girls Can Do Anything Badge visited Airmen at the Pentagon May 21. Hawaii The Defense Department awarded contracts to four colleges and universities to provide in-resident college and graduate programs at overseas military installations across U.S….

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News Briefs July 31, 2015

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Total body conditioning class A new total body conditioning class is 6:30 and 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. The 6:30 a.m. class is broken into two half hour segments to accommodate squadron or individual physical training. The 9 a.m. class is one hour. The class consists of body weight movements and the use of equipment…

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The flying V

Posted May 11, 2012 by Senior Master Sgt. Rich Puckett

A formation of seven F-16 Fighting Falcons perform a flyover at Luke Air Force Base April 30. These aircraft represent Luke’s six fighter squadrons and are flying with the 56th Fighter Wing’s flagship aircraft.  

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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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