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Hill AFB maintainers gain experience at Luke

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, finished advanced training on maintenance procedures for the F-35 Lightning II Nov. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The Hill Airmen are part of a continuous cycle of maintainers being sent to Luke from Hill in order to develop their skills in two phases of training, first under…

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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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DoD Announces Pilot Tutor Program for Service Members

Posted April 14, 2016 by By Erin Roberts

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Officials with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs help…

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Luke begins F-35 MRA course

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Five Airmen are a little closer to becoming F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs as Luke began its first F-35 Lightning II Mission-Ready Airmen training class June 30. “It’s exciting to be the first F-35 MRA class at Luke,” said Airman Kyle George, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-35 MRA…

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‘Q4Z’ aims to eliminate on-duty fatalities, injuries

Posted November 4, 2016 by by DARLENE COWSERT

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The new fiscal year brings a renewed emphasis from Air Force occupational safety professionals to the Quest for Zero initiative, which sets a goal of zero on-duty injuries and fatalities. “I’m often asked why we promote Quest for Zero,” said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of occupational safety….

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

Posted January 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Crew chiefs struck by Lightning II

Posted October 9, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Lt. Col. David Lemery, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, speaks with the new dedicated crew chiefs during the recognition ceremony. According to Lemery, service as a dedicated crew chief is a unique opportunity that is met with pride, professionalism and enthusiasm by every individual who is selected for the privilege of crewing the world’s most…

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Arnold test teams prep F-35 for external weapons release

Posted December 10, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said. During a flight completed by the F-35 Integrated Task Force in September, four 500-pound Guided Bomb Unit-12 laser-guided inert bombs were successfully released from the…

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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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