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Supreme allied commander comes home

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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AFRC CC, CCC visit 944th …

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Lt. Gen. James Jackson, back right, Air Force Reserve Command commander and Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, AFRC command chief, listen to the heartbeat of the Laerdal 3G Simulation Manikin while Tech. Sgt. Tymmothy Roy, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Air Reserve Technician health services manager, demonstrates its capabilities Nov. 6 during a tour of the…

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Chrach saves lives, earns recognition

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER and Senior Airman JIMMY HENSLEY

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Steven Bruner, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, 56th SFS MWD, pose for a photo in Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. Chrach was recently awarded the 12th Annual Animal Hero Award from the Arizona Friends of Animals Organization for his service to the community and deployment to…

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Handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Posted March 6, 2015 by af.mil

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the Air Force.

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Air Force News – April 3, 2015

Posted April 3, 2015 by

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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Cactus Starfighter brings fight to range

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Staff Sgt. Jacob Torgerson, 116th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, watches an airstrike he called in during the exercise at the Barry M. Goldwater Range Complex May 3. JTACs let the pilots know if the airstrike was successful or if they need to fly in...

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Air Force News – July 13, 2012

Posted July 13, 2012 by anradmin

South Dakota Four Airmen died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules crashed July 1 while fighting a woodland fire in southwestern South Dakota.   Washington D.C. Twenty-five U.S. service members took their citizenship oath July 4 before their commander-in-chief. They were among more than 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen…

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Network operations center working hard to make AFNet migration happen

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

At Luke Air Force Base there’s been a noticeable amount of email notifications sent from the 56th Communications Squadron to prepare base members for the Air Force Network migration. According to Air Force officials, the AFNet migration will improve security, save money and give members permanent email addresses. “The most obvious difference is that email…

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Commissary offers holiday savings

Posted November 2, 2012 by Courtesy of DeCA

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissary shoppers have ample ways to stretch their normal 30 percent or more savings this holiday season thanks to special store promotions, giveaways, coupon offers and other discounts. “Our industry partners are offering greater savings through the use of high-value coupon booklets and special turkey offers,” said Chris Burns, DeCA sales…

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