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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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58th SOW’s HH-60G hits 12,000 hours

The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., celebrated several notable milestones in 2016, including one of its systems capping the year off by hitting 12,000 flying hours.

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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…

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Wing rallies to support Citizen Airman family

Citizen Airmen understand what the ultimate sacrifice is as a service member, and when a deployment happens, the risk of loved ones receiving bad news is a possibility they accept.

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JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016, release of the development request for proposal, or RFP, for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS Recapitalization program.


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Commentary

Tbolt recalls father with love, respect, admiration

Posted  December 2, 2016

“Duty, Honor, Country!” This phrase was uttered by the great Gen. Douglas MacArthur May 12, 1962, in his acceptance speech of the Sylvanus Thayer Award at the U.S. Military Academy. It has withstood the test of time and become the rallying cry for men and women in uniform and those who are, in one way…

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News

In Brief

Posted  December 2, 2016

Holiday gate closures The North Gate will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26-27 and Jan. 1, 2017. The Kachina Gate will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2017. Scholarships The Luke Spouses Club is accepting applications for the annual scholarship program for military dependents seeking financial aid for fall 2017. Applications, eligibility requirements and…

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Salutes & Awards

56th FW announces quarterly awards

Posted  December 2, 2016

The following individuals are 2016 56th Fighter Wing third quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Christopher Mashek, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Jody Hill, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Field grade officer:…

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Luke shines at NCO academy

Posted  December 2, 2016

One hundred fifteen NCOs graduated from NCO Academy Nov. 9. Two Thunderbolts were among them and also received awards. Commandant Award: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Academic achievement: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th LRS Distinguished graduates: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th LRS and Tech. Sgt. Robert Degoey, 56th Security Forces Squadron

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AF names award winners

Posted  December 2, 2016

The following individual and wing received Air Force-level awards: Air Force Outstanding Unit July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015: 56th Fighter Wing Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Public Affairs 56th FW Public Affairs 2016 Air Force Automotive Service Excellence Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Sevaaetasi, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

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