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STACI MILLER
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Outfitting F-35 pilots requires perfection

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Anyone who has been fitted for a suit, a tux or even a set of golf clubs knows the difference a fitting can make. It’s no different for warfighters. As technology gets more sophisticated it’s essential that F-35 Lightning ll pilots be properly fitted for their gear. The pilot-fit facility opened on Luke Air Force…

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Around Luke – Lethal business …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Shawn Thielmann, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment and mobility journeyman, tests a gas mask for leaks Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Testing the gas mask ensures Airmen and civilians are protected from leaks, holes and tears during chemical and biological warfare.

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LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.
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EOD Airmen provide combat support anytime, anywhere

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “Our primary mission at Luke is to support the pilot training mission,” said Senior Airman Kyle Lyon, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Squadron team member. “Whether it is a hung gun or a hung flair, we take care of it.” In addition to supporting the flightline, EOD Airmen…

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New medical professional team seeks to change fighter pilot healthcare

Posted January 29, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A fighter pilot flies his F-16 towards a bombing target. As he nears it, he toggles the weapons release on his controls and drops his payload. The bomb descends, strikes and destroys its target. Moments later, the pilot pulls a sharp turn at high speed to quickly vacate the area before the enemy can react.

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Airmen, bot refills meds for TRICARE recipients

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The Arizona Refilling Center is a little known unit located behind the Block House and 56th Medical Group. “At the ARC we handle all beneficiaries’ prescriptions that come to Luke,” said Staff Sgt. Aaron Munoz-Case, 56th Medical Support Squadron ARC acting NCO in charge. “With the changes in TRICARE, our work load has increased along…

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GRACE LEE
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Airman places first in women’s figure competition

Posted February 25, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

It had been a difficult journey up to this moment in her bodybuilding career. She was in the best shape of her life. She envisioned the routine in her head as she had practiced it for weeks. Then it was her turn to step on stage. She could barely see the crowd as the lights…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Thunderbolts promote supplement awareness

Posted March 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota A group of Airmen prepare for their next workout March 2, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Airmen gained knowledge from the U.S. Air Force Human Performance Resource Center website before consuming their supplements. Sustenance and medicine are regulated by the U.S. Food and…

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Stigma of mental health shrinking with understanding

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Stigma of mental health shrinking with understanding More and more, awareness of mental health issues and recovery, is decreasing the stigma often associated with receiving treatment and services. Through prevention and outreach efforts, more and more people are beginning to normalize seeking assistance through counseling and psychoeducational groups. With the recent uptick in deployments, members…

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Senior leaders stress safety this holiday season

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recently issued a tri-signature letter to all Airmen, asking them to stay safe during the holidays. “Think through every plan and have a backup…

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Talk. Test. Treat.

Posted April 21, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. TAKIAH CHRISTENSEN

Many of us have heard the phrase “April Showers bring May Flowers.” Along with providing rain, the month of April also serves as the designated month to bring awareness to Sexually Transmitted Diseases. STDs are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact including oral and anal sex. STDs can affect men…

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