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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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Salutes & Awards

607th ACS graduates 34

Posted  December 2, 2016

The 607th Air Control Squadron graduated 34 students in October and November: Distinguished graduates: Senior Airman Steven Choi, 726th ACS and Airman 1st Class David Logan, 116th ACS. Other graduates according to course: Surveillance tech 726th ACS Airman 1st Class Kyle Ford 134th ACS Senior Airman Oliver Hughes and Airman 1st Class Matthew Means 606th…

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ALS graduates 35 senior airmen

Posted  December 2, 2016

The John L. Rhodes Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen Oct. 27 in class 16-7. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Robert Shilander, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Timothy Wallace, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; Mark Edwards, 756th AMXS; and Kevin Noonan, 943rd Mission Support Flight Commandant’s Award: Regina Fragale, 120th Operations…

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Tbolts bring home AETC awards

Posted  December 2, 2016

The following received Air Education and Training Command-level awards: 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence: Luke Air Force Base 2016 Aviation Resource Management NCO: Staff Sgt. Adrian Parker, 56th Operations Support Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Benjamin Taylor, 62nd Fighter Squadron 2016 Weapons Safety Manager: Thomas Todd, 56th FW Safety 2016 Public Affairs Communication Excellence 56th Fighter…

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Vet chooses to honor Air Force, gives thanks

Posted  December 2, 2016

Veterans Day has been set aside to honor the men and women who serve now or have served and the sacrifices they made for their country in the U.S. armed forces. It’s also a time for veterans to appreciate what the military has provided for them. For some that’s a new life, self-confidence and a…

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Recognition honors Tuskegee Airmen

Posted  December 2, 2016

A granite paver was unveiled Nov. 11 honoring World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Nate Carr, Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. treasurer, began the program talking about the history of the battle for liberty the Tuskegee Airmen had to endure,…

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