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Luke commemorates women’s accomplishments

This year, the Women’s History Month committee at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has scheduled an array of events throughout March to show admiration for these heroine’s role in history, past and present.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Luke medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

On Jan. 16, 2018, Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was sitting in his truck at the intersection of Dysart Ave. and Indian School Rd. in Glendale, Ariz., waiting on a red light.

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Luke hosts Haboob Havoc 2018

The 2018 fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc was hosted by Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The competition was held for pilots to hone their skills in aerial combat, build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture.

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Dedicated crew chiefs: A step above the rest

From the early days of Charles Edward Taylor, a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of the first aircraft engine, to the approximately 100,000 maintainers who ensure air superiority today, crew chiefs work to keep aircraft flying and mission-ready.

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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 47 Senior Airmen

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Feb. 9 from class 17-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Zachary Newman, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ty Rekart and Gregory Wilson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Michael Rice, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commandant’s…

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Blazing way from past to today

Posted  March 3, 2017

Congress passed into law March as National Women’s History Month in 1987. However, the roots of the observance month date back as far as 1843. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a group of female textile workers, also referred to as the Lowell Mill Girls, refused to accept the substandard conditions in which they were forced to work….

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Heritage Flight training, certification takes team to Tucson

Posted  March 3, 2017

The heritage flight program has flown aircraft during open houses and airshows across the country. This is the second year in which the F-35 Lightning II participated in the heritage program. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 the F-35 flew in formations with several aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-38…

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Chief shares ‘Top 10’ lessons learned over career

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 944th Fighter Wing bid farewell to their command chief as she retired after 27 years in the Air Force in a ceremony Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Chief Master Sgt. Rhonda Hutson, 944th FW command chief, said her tear-filled goodbyes to the men and women of the wing during an emotional ceremony…

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People First

Posted  March 3, 2017

AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by…

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