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Jumping Jack flash, it’s a gas …

Posted March 3, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Alex Allison, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a flash test at Luke Air Force Base. The test checks the quality of the sample of Jet A fuel which is used for aircraft at Luke.

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Winners have MILITARY STAR accounts paid in full

Posted May 5, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made wishes come true for three grand-prize winners of the worldwide MILITARY STAR Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes — and for one retiree, the prize was a way of saying “thank  you” for sacrifices made decades ago. Retired Chief Master Sgt. James Jones, retired…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Reserve, active-duty work side-by-side

Posted October 22, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

People may hear about joint operations between the U.S. Air Force and foreign countries when it comes to training pilots and maintainers, but it’s rare to hear of Air Force reservists working hand-in-hand with active-duty Airmen. This is part of the total force integration at Luke to improve training and upkeep on aircraft by including…

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Luke F-35 competes first time in load crew competition

Posted January 14, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Luke F-35 competes first time in load crew competition A Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II crew competed Dec. 18 for the first time in a load crew competition here against legacy F-16 Fighting Falcon crews. The 425th AMU scored the highest points and won the competition. Quarterly load crew competitions showcase the combat…

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Outerwear …

Posted March 24, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Senior Airman Anna Sherman, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment journeyman, practices fitting an Improved Outer Tactical Vest on Senior Airman Georgette Moore, 56th LRS IPE journeyman, at Luke Air Force Base. IPE Airmen issue mobility oriented protection gear, outer tactical vests, helmets and more.

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Eglin crew chiefs advance with F-35

Posted November 25, 2015 by by SrA. Andrea Posey

As the Air Force continues to develop their newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, the 33rd Fighter Wing ensures the airmen tasked with taking care of it receive the training they need to advance with it. Crew chiefs who have worked alongside the F-35 since its production, have transformed into a new breed of…

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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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Cody talks WAPS changes, role of education, more

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody discussed the implementation of the Weighted Airman Promotion System changes during his most recent CHIEFchat at Defense Media Activity on Fort George G. Meade. During his chat, he discussed the role of education in promotion, the continued relevance of testing at all enlisted levels, and the…

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F-104C Starfighter

Posted October 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett Chazz Harris, civilian contractor, strips paint from the F-104C Starfighter static display at Luke Air Force Base. The F-104C served with the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1969 but continued to be flown by many NATO countries, including Germany, who trained pilots at Luke AFB. More than 2,200 F-104…

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Evolution of ‘Little Blue Book’ continues

Posted September 11, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

“As Airmen, we are charged with upholding a culture founded on professionalism, dignity and respect – that’s what our core values are about.” — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James The original 1997 “United States Air Force core values” handbook (aka the “Little Blue Book”) was published to introduce the Air Force core…

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