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AFAF campaign: Committed to caring

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Air Force senior leaders review Air Force Assistance Fund affiliate web sites in preparation for the 2015 AFAF drive at the Pentagon. Seated are Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III, and standing from the left are Air Force Vice Chief of…

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56th Fighter Group longest mission

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Courtesy photo Maj. James Carter, 61st Fighter Squadron commander Seventy years ago this week, the 56th Fighter Group and many others in Eighth Air Force flew over Berlin. Previously, the Allies sporadically targeted Berlin, the capital of the Third Reich. On the ground, the Allies were about to cross the Rhine River. Crossing the Rhine…

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Qualification training

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Staff Sgt. Rakim Redd, 607th Air Control Squadron instructor, instructs Senior Airman Rachel Mach, 607th ACS interface control technician, on how to set up a datalink March 10 during 607th ACS initial qualification training at Luke Air Force Base. The 607th ACS operates and maintains radar and communications to train highly-qualified weapons directors and surveillance…

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All eyes on antiterrorism/force protection

Posted March 20, 2015 by 56th SFS

Everyone has heard it, “Force Protection is everyone’s business and every Airman is a sensor.” That statement is indeed fact; it is imperative that all personnel are aware and participate in the Antiterrorism/Force Protection Program that helps safeguard the personnel and resources at Luke AFB. Due to the ongoing threats from ISIS and other terrorist…

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Air Force News – March 20, 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Hawaii More than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. The tradeshow allowed the U.S. to strengthen its ties with India while furthering military-to-military relationships. Florida Seven Marines and four Soldiers died in an Army UH-60…

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People First – March 20, 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 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. Wounded warriors get help through equine therapy…

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Enhancement seminar held for Focus 56 NCOs

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Master Sgt. Timothy Ogan, 56th Security Forces Squadron operation superintendent, gives a promotion seminar Feb. 27 on Luke Air Force Base. The Focus 56 NCO Enhancement Seminar was held to give staff and technical sergeants an opportunity to learn about the new promotion system for the senior NCO promotion cycle. As the Air Force grows…

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Getting a little help …

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Jim Tieszen Senior Airman Nicholas Gardner, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, communicates with an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot March 5 at the North End of Runway as Senior Airman Gerald Casteel, 309th AMU weapons load crew member, de-arms the jet prior to sending it back to its squadron to park. The de-arming…

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Air Force News – March 13, 2015

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Liberia To help counter the deadly Ebola virus, the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, and 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Senegal, aircraft flew 114 missions, transporting more than 1,000 passengers and nearly 1,750 tons of cargo including food, water and medical supplies to Liberia.   Uzbekistan Six members from the Uzbekistan air force visited Columbus…

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People First – March 13, 2015

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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. Lee introduces diversity initiatives at WHM forum Secretary…

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