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Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 12, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

The first two Norwegian F-35 Lightning II jets arrived Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 for the first time Tuesday, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian air force’s birthday. The F-35 program took its first step forward integrating partner nations with the arrival of the first Australian…

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Senior Airman Stephanie Englar
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First F-35 Lightning II SUPT slot received at Columbus AFB

Posted April 14, 2016 by adriennek

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —  Assignment nights at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are where new pilots learn what aircraft they are destined to fly as they start their Air Force career. History was made at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 25, when the assignment night for SUPT Class 16-07 revealed the first-ever training…

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PEOPLE FIRST January 22, 2016

Posted January 21, 2016 by

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 officials…

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PEOPLE FIRST June 2016

Posted June 2, 2016 by

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. A prescription…

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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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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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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

Posted June 30, 2016 by

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. Test pilot…

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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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