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75-day leave carryover expires at fiscal 2015 end

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Beginning Sept. 30, the 75-day carryover policy that allows members to carry more than 60 days of leave from the prior fiscal year will expire. Any leave balance more than 60 days at the end of fiscal 2015 will be automatically forfeited. Only members entitled to special leave accrual will be allowed to carry a…

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Air Force News – April 3, 2015

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Romania Members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing air advisor branch provided Romanian airmen at Campia Turzii the opportunity to learn about U.S. Air Force airfield management operations March 10 to 27 during Dacian Warhawk, a two-week training mission designed to increase the interoperability between the two nations. Zambia Eight members of the 818th…

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LRS Airmen undertake unusual engine repair

Posted May 15, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Kyle Saunders, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeyman, works on a destroyed valve inside the engine of a 2006 Ford Bobtail at Luke Air Force Base. The type of maintenance on this vehicle is considered unique because the cab was lifted off the frame to access the parts requiring repair….

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Fit force ups fighting game

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Whether once or twice a year, all officers and enlisted Airmen must participate in the Air Force’s fitness assessment. The purpose of the Air Force Fitness Program is to emphasize total fitness of today’s Airmen. By participating in a year-round physical program that includes eating healthy, aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training, Airmen are prepared…

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AFRC leader gets down to business in fighter country

Posted April 13, 2012 by Courtesy of 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner, Air Force Reserve Command commander, visited the 944th Fighter Wing April 1 at Luke Air Force Base. Stenner used his time at Luke to discuss business with Col. Jose Monteagudo, 944th FW commander, and his senior leadership team. The major command commander…

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Luke home to Airman of year

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Capt. Elizabeth Magnusson

They say lightning only strikes once, but for one unit here at Luke Air Force Base the saying doesn’t hold true. For the second time in three years, Luke has an Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year.

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Air Force News – August 10, 2012

Posted August 10, 2012 by anradmin

Texas Former basic military training instructor Tech. Sgt. Christopher Smith was found guilty of two specifications of unprofessional relationships with two basic trainees. His sentence included 30 days confinement and reduction in rank to airman 1st class.   Mississippi A Keesler Air Force Base medical technician saved a man from drowning while in Helen, Ga….

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‘I am Air Force Energy’ campaign kicks off

Posted October 12, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th CES and 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

October is Energy Action Month, and it provides an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness to Airmen as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. This year’s theme, “I am Air Force Energy,” puts the Airman at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the Total…

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Air Force News – January 18, 2013

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State of the AF is ‘strong’ WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s top leaders said Monday the service has accomplished much while dealing with many challenges in the last year. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III briefed members of the media on the state of…

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56th Fighter Wing has boast-worthy history

Posted March 15, 2013 by RICHARD GRISET

The 56th Fighter Wing, one of the most highly decorated aviation units in history, traces its heritage to the 56th Pursuit Group which first activated on Jan. 15, 1941, at Savannah Air Base, Ga. The unit was redesignated a fighter group and equipped with the P-47 Thunderbolt when it was reassigned to England. The 56th…

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