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Air Force selects its best for Developmental Special Duties

Developmental special duties shape the Air Force by building leaders and placing them in key positions to lead Airmen.

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Monsoons in the desert

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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AF leaders discuss budget, operations during State of the Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.

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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…

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Team Luke welcomes new commander

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed a new wing commander July 13 when Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Leonard, a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 576 combat hours, comes to Luke from…

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In Brief March 18, 2018

Posted  March 17, 2016

Air Show VIP Experience General admission is free to the Luke Air Force Base 75 Years of Air Power Air Show, but attenders can be part of the VIP experience by purchasing tickets to the Luke Hospitality Tent at https://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1457. Tickets are $110 per person age 13 and up, $75 per youth ages 6 through…

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Salutes & Awards

MXG shines light on 2015 best

Posted  March 17, 2016

The 56th Fighter Wing 2015 Maintenance Professional of the Year Banquet was March 5. The theme was Tutum Et Certa (Safe and Reliable). The banquet recognized the following outstanding performers across all maintenance career fields: Maintenance professional Airman: Senior Airman Teresa Nowak, 54th Maintenance Operations NCO: Staff Sgt. Aleksandr Dolgikh, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Senior…

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It’s a gas …

Posted  March 17, 2016

Capt. Hope Cronin An Eglin Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill AFB approximately 100 miles off the Gulf Coast March 2 following the 58th Fighter Squadron’s first successful munition employment at a nearby range. Airmen from the 33rd Fighter Wing were able to complete modifications to…

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CONS exercise offers deployment insights

Posted  March 17, 2016

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Simulated opposing forces, played by the 56th Security Forces Squadron, fire simulation rounds at 56th Contracting Squadron Airmen during a 56th CONS Operation Walrus: Wartime acquisitions logistics and random unorthodox scenarios exercise March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. CONS Airmen responded to an ambush when they were conducting…

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Posted  March 17, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 7 through 13 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 35 moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle collision with a fixed object. There were in injuries. Emergency…

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