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Ramping up …

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter prepares to land Aug. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. This is the fifth F-35 aircraft currently assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron with more on the way before the end of the year.

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Nursing fellows take on trauma training

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander, congratulate the 56th Medical Group nurses who graduated from the Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship program. The yearlong program to train in intensive, trauma and emergency care ended Aug. 7. Nurses…

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First generation Marine has passion for sport

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Courtesy photo Cpl. Mauricio Sandoval, Bulk Fuel Company Charlie NCO in charge of administration, holds his daughter, Yaretzy, 1. When military personnel take the oath to serve their country, they enlist to serve a purpose greater than themselves. The military life is a selfless journey, but there are times one must make room in the…

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Lt. Gen. rolls out F-35 program priorities during all call

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Lt. Gen Christopher Bogdan, F-35 Lightning II program executive officer held an all-call Aug. 5 on Luke Air Force Base. The general spoke to Thunderbolts about the F-35 program and priorities. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 Lightning II program executive officer, visited Luke Air Force Base and held an all-call to brief…

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Air Force News – August 15, 2014

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Florida The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies’ successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 8 satellite, which was built for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited to serve Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Guatemala Airmen from the Arkansas Air National Guard are working alongside their Guatemalan air force counterparts as…

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People First – August 15, 2014

Posted August 15, 2014 by

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, click on the link in the title of each story. Job performance now big factor…

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This week in history

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Courtesy photo Col. Hubert “Hub” Zemke, 56th Fighter Group commander, and Lt. Col. David “Dave” Schilling, 56th FG executive officer, walk together. Zemke ended World War II as a POW with 17.75 aerial victories. Schilling ended the war as the 56th Fighter Group commander with 22.5 aerial victories. Aug. 12 1944: 56th Fighter Group changes…

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AETC command chief mentors Luke Airmen

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Command Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Air Education and Training Command, speaks to Airman Leadership School students Aug. 1 in the ALS building at Luke Air Force Base. During his visit, Tapia also met with First Term Airman Center students, first sergeants and NCOs, and attended briefings. Command Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo…

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Critical find by Airman just doing job

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Senior Airman Jessica Reitano, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, checks the swedge of a hydro line with a go-no-go gauge July 25 in Bldg. 985 at Luke Air Force Base. The swedge is checked to ensure there are no leaks in the line. Every Airman plays an essential role…

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Air Force News – August 8, 2014

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Guatemala Six Airmen are facilitating a subject matter expert exchange with the Guatemalan air force focusing on preventive health, individual readiness and aerospace medicine, to help them expand and enhance their military medical capabilities. Wyoming The newly formed 20th Air Force helicopter operations group at F.E. Warren Air Force Base assumes control of the helicopter…

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