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Pilot saves six Marines earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, pins the Air Force Combat Action Medal onto Capt. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron weapons officer, Jan. 16 in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Cavazos was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his…

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Chrach saves lives, earns recognition

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Steven Bruner, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, 56th SFS MWD, pose for a photo in Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. Chrach was recently awarded the 12th Annual Animal Hero Award from the Arizona Friends of Animals Organization for his service to the community and deployment to…

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Civilian answers AF call, gets dream job

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Kristina Inocencio, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer technician, measures the distance from the tree to the building Jan. 15 during survey training at Luke Air Force Base. One of Inocencio’s career field tasks is to map out the entire base and update the maps. There are many reasons why people join…

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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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MDOS heartbeat of MDG

The experts say it’s OK not to be OK. The experts say those who get help and don’t give up are the ones who make it through the tough times.


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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Posted  January 23, 2015

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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Air Force News – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Nevada A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base when its first F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter touched down on the flightline Jan. 15, flown straight from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas. Florida The 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base…

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People First – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. CSAF uses new technology to video chat with…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  January 23, 2015

Courtesy photo The story is told of a college student who received a paper after grading. The student was happy with the grade for he had received a perfect score; but was troubled by the note written by the professor. The note read “You are a thief.” The student was appalled. He knew that he…

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Take ownership of your work

Posted  January 23, 2015

“Ownership Focus Proactive” are the words that used to be pinned to the white board behind my desk as an assistant aircraft maintenance unit officer in charge. My OIC at the time had come up with the site picture for the Emerald Knights (strength and honor.) The first part of this site picture, ownership, is…

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MDOS heartbeat of MDG

Posted  January 23, 2015

The experts say it’s OK not to be OK. The experts say those who get help and don’t give up are the ones who make it through the tough times.

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Fly Over: ‘Pita Kitchen ‘Get your Greek on’’ and ‘American Sniper′

Posted  January 23, 2015

‘Pita Kitchen ‘Get your Greek on’’ I checked in on Yelp last week at a local sushi spot and I’m proud to report I earned my “Global Domination” badge (given to Yelpers who check in at restaurants of various cuisines). My latest gourmand journey brought me to the Pita Kitchen Mediterranean Grill located at 9915…

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Phoenix winters still pose threat of sun damage

Posted  January 23, 2015

Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin – including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. In fact, more than 90 percent of these visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by…

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Cream of crop rises to top in 2014 load crew contest

Posted  January 23, 2015

Senior Airman Kaden Allred, 308th AMU, installs the 1760 cable on the guided bomb unit 38. Three teams competed for the title of best weapons load crew for 2014.   Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, watches as load crew team members install a GBU-12 armament Jan. 16 during…

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Justice Report

Posted  January 23, 2015

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in December 2014. Articles 15 56th Maintenance Group • An airman 1st class received an Article 15 for failing to perform duties due to overindulgence in liquor. The member received a suspended reduction in rank to airman, forfeiture of $300 pay…

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