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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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Senior leaders stress safety this holiday season

Posted  December 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recently issued a tri-signature letter to all Airmen, asking them to stay safe during the holidays. “Think through every plan and have a backup…

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Air Force Academy LEAD visits Luke

Posted  December 4, 2015

An Air Force Academy representative came to Luke Air Force Base Nov. 17 to provide information about opportunities for young Airmen looking to commission in the Air Force. The Air Force has officers to lead the enlisted core, and through programs such as the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development, enlisted Airmen can commission to second lieutenant….

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Pilot for a Day

Posted  December 4, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Maj. George Normandin, 310th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, leads Nathaniel Hullinger, pilot for a day, on a tour of the squadron Nov. 13. Hullinger, who was given the call sign “Flash,” has down syndrome.

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Female Army CST-2 members share stories

Posted  December 4, 2015

  Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men, and they are rarely shared from a woman’s perspective. That is why five female Army veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan during Operation…

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Posted  December 4, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Dwight Parrish Jr.  56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-35 Structural Maintenance Craftsman Hometown: Jacksonville, North Carolina Years in service: 14 Family: Wife and four (five by Dec. 19) children Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force through Rio Salado College Previous assignments: Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska Inspirations:…

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