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GRACE LEE
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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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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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Vehicle emission requirement goes live 2016

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Beginning in January, Luke Air Force Base will require federal employee privately owned vehicles that are driven for more than 60 days on base to demonstrate compliance with federal law requirements under the Clean Air Act Section 118(d) (U.S.C. §7418(d), the vehicle inspection and maintenance program. The statute requires all federal employees to meet the…

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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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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill. Fielding a number of questions from Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee representatives, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program…

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Greatest generation vet survived capture

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

  Retired Chief Master Sgt. Harold Bergbower was born May 11, 1920, in Newton, Illinois. He joined the Army Air Corps May 12, 1939. One year later, he went to school at Chanute Field, Illinois, and became an air mechanic. In January 1940, he volunteered to go to the Philippines and stayed there for a…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted October 29, 2015 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. ‘Unprecedented’ challenge in…

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Cybersecurity, OPSEC vital to mission success

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Every day, Air Force organizations and personnel are reminded of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity, and how integrating them into day-to-day operations helps protect proprietary and sensitive information from disclosure, espionage and exploitation. Virtually every mission across the range of military operations depends on cybersecurity and every Airman is tasked to…

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3-D printing taking larger role in depot ops

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex is finalizing a strategic plan to integrate 3-D printing technology into nearly every aspect of its airpower sustainment mission. OC-ALC experts foresee 3-D printing, also called additive manufacturing, filling needs ranging from making aircraft engine parts to printing electronic components designed by the…

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PEOPLE FIRST September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 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. New website…

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