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Tuskegee Airmen legacy thrives

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class CALEB WORPEL

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force. Luke Thunderbolts, members of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and community members came together to take part in the Fourth…

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Paralegal career field opens

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FW Legal Office

The paralegal career field is opening up for those interested in training for a change. “Retraining into the 5J0X1 paralegal career field provides a great environment for those looking for a career that offers a sense of pride, independence, personal growth and accomplishment at the end of each work day,” said Senior Master Sgt. Deanna…

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LFE includes F-35 for first time

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — After eight months of intense training, the 310th and 309th fighter squadron students of the Basic F-16 Fighting Falcon course were put to their final test as they joined forces with the F-35II Lightning and a multitude of other platforms during their capstone large-force exercises April 18 through 29,…

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Posted September 1, 2016 by Dobbins combats Zika with Department of Public Health

Bioenvironmental engineers from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, recently partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to partake in the Defense Department initiative to combat the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Kathleen Schmidt, the Georgia DPH vector surveillance coordinator, along with the Dobbins Air Reserve Base engineers, laid traps at the base’s firing…

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New year, time to check relationships

Posted January 5, 2018 by by JAMES YANG-HELLEWELL

As the new year begins, many of us wake up with a painful reminder of all the healthy living plans we had committed to last year that were left by the wayside. Grabbing our smartphones, we may download apps or look for online remedies to get another jump start on feeling better. We look for…

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Wheels up: Hill shop improves F-35 tire change process

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by TODD CROMAR

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — For years, the wheel shop at Hill Air Force Base has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base’s operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II. Three active-duty Airmen and…

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A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Denis Larsen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron mobile equipment servicer, performs preventive maintenance on a weapons trailer Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. Munitions equipment undergo routine inspections to maintain functional use and ensure safe transport. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airman 1st Class Brandon Stoeber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron…

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‘Hack the Air Force?’ Got what it takes?

Posted May 5, 2017 by by ED GULICK

SAN FRANCISCO — The Air Force is inviting vetted computer security specialists from across the U.S. and select partner nations to do their best to hack some of its key public websites. The initiative is part of the Cyber Secure campaign sponsored by the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer as a measure to further operationalize…

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France

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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France fly together April 17 over Death Valley, California. The Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France are two of the oldest aerial demonstration teams in the world.

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