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People First – June 20, 2014

Posted June 20, 2014 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.  DOD, AF leaders look to F-35 maintainers for help The Pentagon will continue to seek aircraft maintainer suggestions…

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Air Force News – August 15, 2014

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Florida The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies’ successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 8 satellite, which was built for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited to serve Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Guatemala Airmen from the Arkansas Air National Guard are working alongside their Guatemalan air force counterparts as…

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Det. 12 drives tomorrow’s crew chiefs today

Posted May 18, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ryan DeCamp

Ross Magedoff grew up watching the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force’s Thunderbirds perform at air shows thinking, ‘It’s amazing what they do; that’s something I may want to do one day.’ Little did he know, the now Airman first class’s career would take him to the exact jet the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s Aerial…

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Train F-16 pilots – Luke’s mission

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Jasmine Reif

Luke Air Force Base may be home to the largest fighter wing in the Air Force, but the mission is different from other F-16 bases. In addition to maintaining deployment readiness, the mission here is to train F-16...

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ITT offers travel discounts

Posted September 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Army Spc. Christian Lopez, 258th Engineer Company engineer, left, and Pvt. Andrew Romero, 258th EC engineer, check out brochures at the Information, Tickets and Travel office on Luke Air Force Base Aug. 29. ITT is located in Bldg. 1150 and offers deals on tickets, airfares and more to military personnel, family members and Defense Department…

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Practice, plan makes perfect in active shooter exercise

Posted November 30, 2012 by Lt. Col. STEPHEN HICKEY and Maj. BRANDON ROTH

You’re waiting to talk with a TRICARE specialist on the third floor of the Medical Group building. Suddenly, you hear muffled shots ring out and screaming. What do you do? What will the base do? To answer this question, the 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an AETC-directed active-shooter exercise Wednesday and Thursday to test whether…

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Gallegos takes command of 944th FW

Posted February 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. JOSH NASON

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Maj. Gen. William Binger, left, and Col. Jose Monteagudo, right, congratulate Col. Kurt Gallegos, newly assigned 944th Fighter Wing commander, after a change-of-command ceremony Sunday at Luke Air Force Base, Feb. 10. Col. Kurt Gallegos accepted command of the 944th Fighter Wing from Maj. Gen. William Binger, 10th Air Force commander,…

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Justice Report – April 12, 2013

Posted April 12, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Article 15 and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in March: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for failure to obey a no-contact order. The member received a reduction to E-4, suspended forfeiture of $1,201 pay per month for two…

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Student pilot survives lymphoma, continues dream

Posted June 14, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Senior AirmanDAVID OWSIANKA Capt. Dakota Olsen, 310th Fighter Squadron student pilot, performs a preflight check during his training at Luke Air Force Base. What if your childhood dream job became a reality? Now imagine that dream coming to a screeching halt with the possibility of not just losing the dream, but your life as well….

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This week in history July 19, 2013

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Courtesy Photo Aircraft from the 62nd and 63rd fighter squadrons, of the 56th Fighter Group, land in 1948 in Germany after the first transoceanic jet fighter deployment in history. Operation Fox Able One Sixty-five years ago this week, Lt. Col. David Schilling, 56th Fighter Group commander, led 16 of the group’s Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star…

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