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Airpower key to ISIL fight; strikes to continue

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — The head of Operation Inherent Resolve’s air campaign said Feb. 18 the “most precise air campaign in history” has severely hurt terrorist plans across Iraq and Syria, with more airstrikes to come. “There is no doubt coalition airpower has and continues to dramatically degrade Daesh’s ability to fight and…

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Luke Airman survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 19, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

“I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy used to transport supplies, so I figured I might as well sink it. I…

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Luke Airman receives black belt

Posted April 14, 2016 by by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Out of all the different styles of martial arts, Muay Thai is considered by many as the hardest to master. However, one Airman was able to achieve this mastery and learn more about himself in the process. Senior Airman Adrian Cook, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, started practicing Muay Thai many years ago. His interest…

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Making history … again

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan An F-35 Lightning II from the 61st Fighter Squadron takes off Jan. 11 on the 3,000th F-35 sortie performed at Luke Air Force Base. Luke currently has 34 F-35s, including two Norwegian and two Australian jets.

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PEOPLE FIRST March 4, 2016

Posted March 3, 2016 by adriennek

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF talks…

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Moab, Utah — land of scenery

Posted December 4, 2015 by adriennek

I hadn’t taken a vacation in forever and decided it was time to go on a trip. I wanted to go somewhere relatively easy to get to but somewhere far enough away that it felt like a getaway. That’s why I chose to go to Moab, Utah. Moab is surrounded by beautiful red rock landscapes…

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites

Posted April 14, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in…

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Don’t miss your chance to vote

Posted January 29, 2016 by

For those planning to vote in the states below, visit FVAP.gov now to complete a registration application and request an absentee ballot for the presidential preference primaries (P) and state primaries (S): February 30-day notice New Hampshire: Feb. 9 (P) South Carolina: Feb. 20 (P, Republican primary only) South Carolina: Feb. 27 (P, Democratic primary…

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Exchange backs its ‘Buddies’ with exclusive offers, savings

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service strives to make it easy for shoppers to exercise their benefit. That’s why the Exchange brings exclusive offers directly to shoppers’ inboxes every week when they sign up for the Exchange Buddy List. Shoppers who sign up will be among the first to find out about…

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PEOPLE FIRST December 4, 2015

Posted December 4, 2015 by

Food safety tips for holiday season Colder weather is settling in and it’s time for warm cider, pumpkin spice lattes, deep-fried turkeys and visits from the relatives this holiday season. Kids love being involved in cooking pies, cookies and other sweet treats, while most of us love to overindulge on all of the fantastic food. With…

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