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Exchange program rewards military students

Posted February 18, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

For military students, making multiple moves with their active-duty parents is just a part of life. In fact, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, according to the Military Child Education Coalition. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service appreciates the sacrifices military students make and is…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Fabrication flight handles intricate things

Posted February 11, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight handles precise structural repair and inspection for aircraft and support equipment. “For all the F-16s and F-35s at Luke, we provide the back shop fabrication, inspection and repair for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on and off the flightline,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brian Leonard, 56th EMS low…

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3-time Super Bowl champ, AF pilot reflects on America’s game

Posted February 11, 2016 by adriennek

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Super Bowl 50 was just a few days ago, and it’s hard not to wonder how one of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s best all-time players fits into that history. Chad Hennings won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990s, and his first appearance was within…

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Gate keeper …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Airman 1st Class Abigail Biever, 56th Security Forces Squadron gate sentry, checks a driver’s ID card as the individual attempts to gain access to the base at North Gate at Luke Air Force Base. Security forces personnel man the gates to the base and guard against unauthorized entry 24/7.

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Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year’s program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year’s program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible. The program’s expansion coincides with Air Force…

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PEOPLE FIRST February 5, 2016

Posted February 4, 2016 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. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. James applauds…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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Delight valentine with flowers from Exchange Service

Posted February 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day on Luke Air Force Base, where shoppers can pick up fresh flowers, including roses, beginning Feb. 11 at the Luke Exchange. A wide variety of arrangements will be available, ranging from single roses to dozen-rose bouquets. “The Exchange loves to make any gift-giving occasion simple and easy…

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Tier organizations focus on Airmen

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA

An Airman walks into work believing it is another day at the office and is shocked to find out he has won an award for going above and beyond. The Focus Five Six NCO council carried out a similar scenario for Airman 1st Class Sean Jones, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron storage and issue apprentice, Jan….

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Mentors help Airmen get CCAF

Posted February 4, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Thunderbolts working toward earning their Community College of the Air Force degree now have another helpful resource: a wingman. The Luke Air Force Base education office offers a CCAF mentorship program. Thunderbolts who have received their CCAF can be trained how to offer assistance to those who want to pursue their CCAF. “We developed this…

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