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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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Where credit is due

Posted January 14, 2016 by by Capt. JHEREMY PERKINS

The most wonderful time of the year has ended, and the New Year has begun. Some may be feeling the sting of those Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals. We at Lightning Legal want to pass on some information to all consumers out there. To start, active-duty alerts are available to protect the credit…

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PEOPLE FIRST – January 15, 2016

Posted January 14, 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. More sexual…

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PEOPLE FIRST December 18, 2015

Posted December 17, 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. Nominations sought…

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Tips for holiday budgeting

Posted December 17, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

During the holidays most people spend time with loved ones and spread holiday cheer, but it can also be a time when some find themselves in a financial bind. “The holidays can be a stressful time for many, because most people want to give more than they have or can afford,” said Robert Griffin, Airman…

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PEOPLE FIRST December 11, 2015

Posted December 10, 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. AF releases…

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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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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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