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Blazing way from past to today

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Master Sgt. MELISSA FULTON

Congress passed into law March as National Women’s History Month in 1987. However, the roots of the observance month date back as far as 1843. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a group of female textile workers, also referred to as the Lowell Mill Girls, refused to accept the substandard conditions in which they were forced to work….

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Heritage Flight training, certification takes team to Tucson

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The heritage flight program has flown aircraft during open houses and airshows across the country. This is the second year in which the F-35 Lightning II participated in the heritage program. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 the F-35 flew in formations with several aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-38…

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People First

Posted March 3, 2017 by

AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by…

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A bomb’s rite of passage through AMMO

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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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Construction of fourth F-35 squadron underway

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and nondestructive inspection building. “The construction near the nondestructive inspection lab is for the hangar, squadron operations and an aircraft maintenance…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Jim Yang-Hellewell, LCSW

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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Keep tiny teeth healthy, strong

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Capt. (Dr.) LUCAS KIM

We all know that a child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out. Does that mean they don’t need to be taken of? Baby teeth play an important role in helping a child bite, chew food and speak clearly. They also help permanent adult teeth grow into the correct position by acting as placeholders. It’s important…

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New tattoo policy invites qualified recruits

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The Air Force announced a new policy on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, Jan. 9, 2017. According to the new policy, authorized tattoos on the chest, back, arms and legs will no longer be restricted to 25 percent of the exposed area while in uniform. Hand tattoos will be limited to one single-band…

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Warrior Iron Chef challenges LUKE Thunderbolts

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Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Cassie Estep, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of documented cargo, displays the ingredients for her recipe at the contest. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Senior Airman Austin Harder, 56th FSS food service specialist, kicks off the Warrior Iron Chef competition by explaining the rules and setting…

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AMC enables first international F-35B deployment

Posted February 3, 2017 by by 1st Lt. Erik Anthony

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone Jan. 18 by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan. The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international…

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