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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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The flying V

Posted May 11, 2012 by Senior Master Sgt. Rich Puckett

A formation of seven F-16 Fighting Falcons perform a flyover at Luke Air Force Base April 30. These aircraft represent Luke’s six fighter squadrons and are flying with the 56th Fighter Wing’s flagship aircraft.  

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Chief gives ride ‘thumbs up’

Posted May 4, 2012 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert
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Air Force News May 4, 2012

Posted May 4, 2012 by anradmin

Colorado More than 70 U.S. and British wounded warriors completed the 2012 Warrior Games cycling competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. While the U.S. Air Force did not place first in any of the cycling competitions, Scott Bullis and Mike Sanders, both of the Air Force team, did…

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Air Force News April 27, 2012

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

Alaska Loud barks could be heard yards away as military and Transportation Security Administration dog handlers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson prepared their assigned K-9 for the weekly joint working dog training. Afghanistan During 2011, mobility Airmen airdropped more than 80 million pounds of cargo for troops deployed throughout austere locations in Afghanistan. The Air Force…

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People First April 27, 2012

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

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. New housing…

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Night sight …

Posted April 27, 2012 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert
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Deployments – other half of mission

Posted April 20, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Tyner Apt

As we all know, the mission of the 56th Fighter Wing is to “Train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission-ready warfighters.” Throughout the day, we are frequently reminded of the first part of our mission — with maintainers constantly busy on the flightline, and jets continuously taking off; however, many…

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Mirror, mirror

Posted April 20, 2012 by anradmin

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performed Saturday during the open house at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. Here, the lead and opposing solos pass in the mirror formation. The premier air demonstration squadron of the Air Force, the Thunderbirds, were activated in 1953 at Luke AFB. The squadron moved in 1956 to Nellis AFB,…

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Air Force News April 20, 2012

Posted April 20, 2012 by anradmin

North Dakota Officials at Minot Air Force Base will admit the northern-tier base poses several inherent challenges for the Airmen stationed there. Its high-tempo nuclear mission coupled with the base’s isolated location and large population of young Airmen test the resiliency of its members. Base leaders have adapted several programs to teach the Airmen there…

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