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Air Force News June 15, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012 by anradmin

Mississippi Don’t mess with an Air Force nurse. That may be what a purse-snatcher thought after 2nd Lt. Stacy Thomas and a friend thwarted an attempted theft May 24 in the William Carey University campus parking lot. The lieutenant said she came to the woman’s aid because she believed anyone in a similar situation would…

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Luke IP selected for Thunderbird assignment

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force’s premier air demonstration team; from the pilots to the maintainers, they represent the best the Air Force has to offer. One Luke Airman was recently selected to...

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Marine, AF pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 8, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots at Luke Air Force Base are currently on very similar, rare and overlapping career paths. Meet Marine Corps Maj. Jason Ladd and Air Force Capt. Michael McGrew. Both are assigned to the...

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309th FS change of command

Posted June 8, 2012 by Courtesy photo

Lt. Col. Stephane Wolfgeher assumes command of the 309th Fighter Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony May 24 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Air Force News June 8, 2012

Posted June 8, 2012 by anradmin

Kentucky Airmen and volunteers from the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron are restoring a C-47 Skytrain at Fort Campbell. The plane was involved in every major airborne and glider-borne assault in the European Theater of operations, to include operations Dragoon, Market-Garden and Varsity.   North Carolina Col. Jeannie Leavitt became the first female to lead…

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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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310th FS deploys to Tyndall

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

Senior Airman Jacob Duda, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron air crew egress journeyman, ensures the universal water activated release system is serviceable after a parachute change May 21 at...

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425th FS participates in Maple Flag

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Thunderbolts from the 425th Fighter Squadron are scheduled to depart for Canada June 9 to join the anticipated 4,500 military personnel attending Maple Flag 45 at Cold Lake Air Base, Alberta. “We regularly participate in Maple Flag and other similar exercises in keeping with our squadron’s mission of providing high-end training for our aircrew,” said…

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Air Force News June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

Maryland The Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked together to develop and field a modification to CFM International’s CFM56-2 (F108) engine, allowing them to restore exhaust gas temperature margins,…

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Air Force News May 24, 2012

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

South Dakota B-1 Lancer aircrews made history at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., when they employed laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions against moving targets during a weapon system evaluation program exercise May 14 through 16. Georgia Five British joint terminal attack controllers trained with Moody A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots, May 6 to 10, with the goal…

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