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Legend in skies, classroom leads F-35 training

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of Lockheed Martin

Skip Hopler was one of the first to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Now, he’s guiding the launch of F-35 Lightning II operations by training the next generation. Hopler was born to fly. With 3,800 hours in the cockpit as a U.S. Air Force pilot, his love of flying began at an early age like…

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The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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GI Bill transfer rules unchanged, housing allowance cut approved

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of Military.com

An eleventh-hour change to Department of Veterans Affairs legislation scrapped a plan by lawmakers to increase the service obligation required for troops who wish to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children. The bill, which was recently passed by the House, originally included a provision requiring troops to serve 10 years…

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Applications now open for 2017 Raytheon No Barriers expedition for wounded veterans May

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Wounded veterans in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas can now apply for the 2017 No Barriers Warriors Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon. In mid-August, the non-profit No Barriers Warriors organization will lead a team of 12 wounded veterans on a nine-day journey full of discoveries and challenges in Wyoming’s Wind River Wilderness…

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AAFES Exchange named ‘Best for Vets’ employer

Posted March 24, 2016 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a ‘Best for Vets’ employer for the third straight year by Military Times. The designation recognizes the Exchange as having a company culture and policies that cater to military veterans. The Exchange was also named a Best for Vets employer in 2014 and…

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Pearl Harbor vet honored on 99th birthday

Posted April 7, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

There are days and events in history that are etched in people’s minds forever. One of those days is Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and a day that President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed in a speech before a joint session of Congress would live in infamy. Although most people in the…

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Luke holds POW/MIA ceremony

Posted September 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller The 56th Fighter Wing command team, Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, stand watch during a 24-hour POW/MIA vigil at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is an annual event honoring our missing service members and their…

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Pilots mark 50-year reunion learning about the future of airpower

Posted April 21, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

A 1967 Undergraduate Pilot Training class from Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., recently celebrated a 50-year reunion at Luke Air Force Base, by visiting the 63rd Fighter Squadron and the 310th FS.

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Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years

Posted October 5, 2016 by Mike Martin

This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.  

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Veterans visit VetVerify.org for Exchange online shopping authentication

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — As the Defense Department’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged veterans back to their military families this coming Veterans Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping privileges. Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from DOD’s Defense Manpower…

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