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F-35 rollout strengthens Australian-U.S. partnership

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Courtesy photo Australia’s first two F-35s – AU-1, which was the focal point of the rollout event, and AU-2 have both completed final assembly and painting and are due to fly in coming weeks. They are due to be formally handed over to the RAAF in coming months before being delivered to Luke Air Force…

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Exchange pilots make difficult, exciting transition to fly with U.S. Air Force

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Jasmine Reif

Macario Mora Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, presents his son, 2nd Lt. John Harris, his commissioning certificate during Arizona State University’s commissioning ceremony May 3.

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MPAAT rolling out…

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Barbara Plante

It’s really hard to believe my mobile public affairs team and I are at the end of our deployment here to Camp Leatherneck in Southern Afghanistan. It has been an exciting, fast paced and unique deployment for all of us. Now that it is almost over, it seems like just yesterday...

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International leadership tour

Posted June 22, 2012 by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

Senior Airman Nicholas Filer, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, briefs Samer Melki, a French diplomat, and Scott Homler, consecutive interpreter, on the F-16 during an international visitor leadership tour June 15 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Gearing up for Earth Day 2013

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Earth Day is Monday and Luke Air Force Base leaders are encouraging Airmen, civilians and families to help conserve base resources. “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow” is the Air Force’s theme for this year’s Earth Day. The focus is on water conservation and resource management. Air Force leaders have set a 26 percent reduction goal…

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Australia plans to buy 12 EA-18G Growler aircraft

Posted May 24, 2013 by Rod McGuirk

Australia said May 3 it would buy 12 Boeing EA-18G Growler advanced electronic warfare technology aircraft because it can’t risk delivery delays in their replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. The government announced last year that its air force will equip 12 of Australia’s F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters with Growler radar-jamming equipment…

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Northrop’s Australian F-35 supplier proves capability

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Northrop Grumman’s largest F-35 Australian supplier – Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd. of Bankstown, Australia – has demonstrated that its new production facility is equipped and qualified to manufacture and deliver quality composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter center fuselage produced by Northrop Grumman. In June 2012, Quickstep opened its new facility…

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Turkish industry takes off in support of F-35

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Lockheed Martin photograph Murad Bayar, Turkish Undersecretary for Defense Industries, and Steve O’Bryan, Lockheed Martin F-35 VP, Program Integration and Business Development, stand together after an F-35 Industry Recognition Event at IDEF 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, May 8.  Undersecretary Bayar expressed his support for the F-35 program and the Turkish Industry, which could realize more…

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Karzai says U.S. can have nine Afghan bases after 2014

Posted May 24, 2013 by Kathy Gannon

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has irked Washington with his frequent criticism of American military operations in his country, said May 9 that his government is now ready to let the U.S. have nine bases across Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw in 2014.

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Youngest Navy enlistee becomes admiral

Posted September 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JASMINE WELLS

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month and featuring individuals of hispanic decent and the contributions they made to the U.S. ‘Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!’ Those famous words were shouted by James Glasgow Farragut. Born July 5, 1801, he would go down in history as…

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