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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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Exchange offers chance to win Demetrios bridal gown

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will make tying the knot extra special for two lucky couples this summer with the Demetrios Bridal Gown Sweepstakes. Through June 30, brides, grooms and any Exchange shopper can enter for a chance to win one of two Demetrios bridal gowns courtesy of Demetrios Bridal,  Asia Pacific and…

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Exchange doubles gas savings this weekend

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

To celebrate the launch of the Military Star® rewards program, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for Military Star cardholders. Today through Sunday drivers will receive 10 cents off per gallon while fueling up with a Military Star card at Luke Air Force Base gas…

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RSAF hone combat skills during Forging Sabre exercise

Posted December 17, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Luke Air Force Base hosted Forging Sabre, a large group exercise involving members of the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. “Exercise Forging Sabre consists of day and night large-force employment in scenario-based training,” said Lt. Col. John Forino, 425th Fighter Squadron commander. “We also integrate…

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Army Rangers exercise close-air support with F-35s

Posted March 10, 2016 by adriennek

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — Although the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat. This tradition continues today with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment’s recent visit to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 21, 2016 by

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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AFOSI seeks top-quality Airmen at recruiting fair

Posted October 29, 2015 by Courtesy of Luke AFB AFOSI

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations at Luke Air Force Base will soon hold its annual recruiting fair. AFOSI is responsible for investigating major crimes against the Air Force, Defense Department and the United States. AFOSI directly denies the abilities of terrorist networks and foreign intelligence efforts. With more than 2,700 members, AFOSI has…

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JUSTICE REPORT- January 22, 2016

Posted January 21, 2016 by adriennek

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in November and December 2015 at Luke Air Force Base. 56th Maintenance Group Courts-Martial • An airman first class was found guilty of one charge and two specifications in violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine and wrongful use of promethazine with codeine, a schedule…

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Lightning II to touch down at air shows world wide

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter…

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Micah Garbarino
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EOD Airmen train for mission where mistakes are lethal

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

EOD Airmen train for mission where mistakes are lethal HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — On a windy Utah morning, under a cold, grey sky, an Airman moves his knife blade slowly through loose dirt toward a stick of dynamite with nitroglycerine crystals sweating through the paper casing. The Airman isn’t sweating, but maybe he…

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