Jonathan Case
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First refuel for RAAF KC-30A to F-35

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of www.airforce.gov

The Royal Australian Air Force completed the first fuel transfer with the air refueling boom from a RAAF KC-30A multi-role tanker transport to a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A total of 59 contacts were conducted of which five contacts transferred 43,200 pounds of…

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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Luke announces F-35 heritage flight program

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Heritage Flight program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korean and Vietnam era aircraft in a dynamic display of our nation’s airpower history. “These flights will allow all Americans to learn more about the F-35 and at the same time see just how far airpower has…

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One step closer to combat …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo The F-35A Lightning II completed the first three airborne gunfire bursts from its internal Gun Airborne Unit-22/A 25mm Gatling gun system during a California test flight Oct. 30. This milestone was the first in a series of test flights to functionally evaluate the in-flight operation of the F-35A’s internal 25mm gun throughout its…

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Red Alert courtesy of 57th Wing

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

Lt. Col. Zach Manning, 64th Aggressor Squadron director of operations, checks the electronic countermeasure pod. The ECM pod is used to replicate advisory tactics. Photos by Airman Pedro Mota Staff Sgt. Zachary Jones preps the 64th Aggressor Squadron flagship Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. Both the crew chief and pilot conduct prelaunch checks…

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Exchange offers ‘Frisco’ sweepstakes

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of Army Air Force Exchange Service

This holiday season, Exchange shoppers have the chance to win a gift they’ll never forget – an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco, California. Through Dec. 24, shoppers can enter to win airline tickets, two nights in a local hotel, a meal allowance and spending money for their trip as part of the…

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AMUs compete to see who’s best

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Contreras, Airman 1st Class Michael Roberts and Staff Sgt. Mitchell Shellenberger, 310th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16 during the competition. Airman 1st Class Joshua Lomax and O’Brien, 309th AMU load crew members, race to mount a missile on an F-16. The 309th AMU faced off…

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Year in Photos – November 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Airmen experience welding and other metallurgy practices during an immersion exercise Nov. 13 in the 56th Maintenance Group. The 56th Force Support Squadron plans and organizes each immersion program which rotates among the wing groups and allows Airmen to learn about and experience jobs performed outside their career fields. The…

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ALS takes a field trip …

Posted November 6, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Staff Sgt. Brandon Rowe, left, 56th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment training NCO in charge, shows members of Airman Leadership School Class 15-7 the inside of an F-16 Fighting Flacon cockpit training module Oct. 28 during a tour of the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd…

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AETC releases 2016 strategic plan

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Editor’s note: The following is an article addressed to AETC Airmen: AETC Airmen, As our world changes and we evolve to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, you — innovative and creative Airmen — will continue leading the way in protecting and defending our Constitution. I am proud to be your commander. To best accomplish our…

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Air Force Academy LEAD visits Luke

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

An Air Force Academy representative came to Luke Air Force Base Nov. 17 to provide information about opportunities for young Airmen looking to commission in the Air Force. The Air Force has officers to lead the enlisted core, and through programs such as the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development, enlisted Airmen can commission to second lieutenant….

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