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Smart Car up for grabs in Exchange sweepstakes

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming up with Promotion in Motion to put one lucky military shopper in the driver’s seat of a brand-new Welch’s Smart car. Now through Sept. 30, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter the Promotion in Motion Sweepstakes to win the Smart car valued at $15,000. Shoppers…

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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. STEVE STANLEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…

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Education center offers path to degrees

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FSS Education Center

For decades, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown that workers with higher education have lower unemployment rates and higher earnings than those without. The bottom line? Earning a college degree increases the probability of obtaining a higher-paying job and staying employed. For service members interested in pursuing higher education after transitioning from…

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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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Do’s, don’ts to know when fundraising in AF

Posted June 30, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office has put together a quick, painless guide to help future fundraising events run more smoothly and ethically. Private organizations and unofficial activities are allowed to host two fundraisers per quarter. POs and UAs must obtain approval prior to holding a fundraiser. To obtain…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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CPTS directs $s to sustain mission

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Comptroller Squadron has two sections, finance and budget. Finance handles payroll and the budget section ensures the mission gets funded. “We make sure everyone gets paid correctly,” said 2nd Lieutenant Shaun Chaplin, 56th CPTS flight commander. “Maintainers can’t fix aircraft and pilots can’t fly without money.” The…

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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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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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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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Witness to the Holocaust …

Posted April 28, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Lt. Col. Larry Fowler, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, introduces Dr. Alexander White, holocaust survivor, during the 2016 Days of Remembrance Ceremony April 20 at Luke Air Force Base. The Day of Remembrance Ceremony is a time to recollect the victims who perished at the hands of evil, to remember those who…

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