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LRS Airmen support RAAF C-17

The U.S. Air Force has a strong partnership with allies world-wide. Not only during times of war, but also during humanitarian missions, our countries military forces work together to deliver life-saving supplies to those in need.

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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New construction of fourth F-35 squadron

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and Nondestructive Inspection Building.


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56th Operations Group

Posted  October 2, 2015

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management. Demographics: There are 14 officers, eight civilians and 201 contract employees. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Michael Dunn Director of operations: Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier and Maj. Matthew Brockhaus Responsibilities: Provides 97 percent of…

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56th Operations Group

Posted  October 2, 2015

309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks Mission: Train the world’s finest F-16 fighter pilots; develop today’s warriors to build tomorrow’s wingmen. Demographics: 10 assigned instructor pilots, three enlisted situational awareness and resource management professionals, one civilian, 17 attached instructor pilots, and 12 Air Force Reserve Command instructor pilots. The squadron also includes two contract employees and…

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56th Maintenance Group

Posted  October 2, 2015

56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers and fighter pilots. Demographics: There are 166 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. Wesley Wade Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Charles Parton Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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Posted  October 2, 2015

Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland The crashed vehicle used as a prop during the active-shooter exercise was provided by an auto salvage company. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services has a partnership with the salvage company to provide Luke with vehicles for training at no cost.

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56th Medical Group

Posted  October 2, 2015

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs. Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Master Sgt. Jeremy Roberts Responsibilities: Flight and Operational Medicine Clinic is…

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