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F-35 pilot training underway

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Travis Byrom, Lockheed Martin instructor pilot, briefs students in the first F-35 Lightning II training course before the start of class May 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The students are Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, and Maj. Eric Puels, former F-16 Fighting Falcon instructors, Capt. Michael Hobson and Capt. Kyle Babbitt, former…

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Wild Weasels reunite

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The Wild Weasels gather for a group photo during their reunion May 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The Wild Weasels were formed during the early days of the Vietnam War. Their mission was to seek out and engage surface-to-air missile sites. Luke Air Force Base hosted the 81st Fighter Squadron Wild…

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LRS Airmen undertake unusual engine repair

Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Kyle Saunders, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeyman, works on a destroyed valve inside the engine of a 2006 Ford Bobtail at Luke Air Force Base. The type of maintenance on this vehicle is considered unique because the cab was lifted off the frame to access the parts requiring repair….

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter May 5 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Mau, who previously flew F-15E Strike Eagles, made history as the first female F-35 pilot in the program….

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May: Asthma Awareness Month – Controlling symptoms important to quality of life

World Asthma Day was May 5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that Asthma is one of the most common lifelong diseases.


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Law school education programs looking for hopefuls

Posted  January 18, 2013

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted until March 1, and interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly changing, and commanders…

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Special Victims’ Counsel eligibility expanded to include unprofessional relationships

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The new Special Victims’ Counsel Program starting Air Force-wide Jan. 28 will be expanded to basic military trainees and technical training students who have been involved in unprofessional relationships of a physical and sexual nature. The SVC pilot program is designed to provide victims of sexual assault, support throughout…

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Air Force News – January 18, 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

State of the AF is ‘strong’ WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s top leaders said Monday the service has accomplished much while dealing with many challenges in the last year. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III briefed members of the media on the state of…

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People First – December 14, 2012

Posted  January 18, 2013

Military OneSource provides tax assistance service As tax season nears, Military OneSource and H&R Block have joined forces again to provide a free online tax preparation service for service members. During an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Tony Jackson, a program analyst for the Military OneSource program office, detailed the…

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Improving pushups simple routine using form, repetition

Posted  January 18, 2013

Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert Michael Hunt, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness assessment technician, demonstrates a proper pushup Jan. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. The Air Force physical fitness assessment requires males and females to perform a number of proper pushups in one minute to prove their fitness level. Being able to do a proper…

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Ounce of preventing shin splints well worth it

Posted  January 18, 2013

Fitness is a priority at every base in the Air Force and in every career field. Because most Airmen incorporate running into workouts, it is important to protect against shin splints. According to WebMD.com, whether you jog daily or sprint to catch a bus, you are at risk for medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin…

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Runners vs. cars: cars always win

Posted  January 18, 2013

When exercising at Luke Air Force Base, runners are often forced to share the road with drivers, unless at the base track or on a treadmill. This can be dangerous, especially in high traffic areas, like near the base exchange, commissary, hospital and South Gate, according to Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter Wing Ground Safety manager….

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Load crews give it all to be top

Posted  January 18, 2013

A four-way contest between the 425th, 310th, 309th and 308th AMUs.

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Cervical cancer: Four unknown risks

Posted  January 18, 2013

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer death…

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AF officials reschedule MilPDS upgrade

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Originally slated for December 2012, Air Force officials will perform a major upgrade to the Military Personnel Data System, or MilPDS, in March. The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency will upgrade and transfer MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center. The project is expected to take 23 days….

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