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CMS aircraft fuel systems provides push for pilot

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Airman 1st Class Gary Esposito, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to inspect a 370-gallon external fuel tank on Luke Air Force Base. Esposito inspected the tank for any reading malfunctions or leaks. Whether cruising at 35,000 feet or performing a low-altitude strafing mission, the last thing a pilot…

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Latest F-35 has fastest induction to ALIS

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE The 14th F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive at Luke Air Force Base is shown Dec. 5 on the flightline. Airmen at the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked quickly to get the aircraft ready to fly in less than 48 hours, making it the fastest F-35 acceptance at Luke since…

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Thunderbolts lend helping hand to veterans in need

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Airmen from the 56th Comptroller Squadron help serve a holiday meal to the homeless Dec. 5 at the Central Arizona Shelter Services. The money was donated by the Veterans Administration in an effort to feed homeless veterans. CASS helps homeless veterans get back on their feet with job opportunities and supplies. When someone…

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LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Air Force

LRS adds white R-11 refueling truck to fleet

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Senior Airman Jacob Hartman, 56th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, checks out the newly painted R-11 refueling truck at the LRS vehicle yard. After receiving waiver approval from the Air Education and Training Command, the 56th LRS had the truck painted white to keep the fuel inside from overheating. The…

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F-35 arrival ignites memories for retired fighter pilot

Courtesy photo Retired Col. Richard Toliver poses in front of an F-15 Strike Eagle while temporarily stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in 1975. Toliver participated in the operational test and evaluation program at Luke Air Force Base from July 1974 to July 1975. F-15 pilot training began at Luke Air Force Base 40…


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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts recognized for combat contributions

Posted  July 6, 2012

Four Thunderbolts from the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron received recognition June 29 for their contributions in combat.

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Health & Safety

Fit Warrior of the Week – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

I honestly just like staying in shape. Plus, beating a bunch of 18-year-olds in a run is always fun.

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Health & Safety

Urgent care vs. emergency room: Pays to know difference

Posted  July 6, 2012

Choosing the appropriate type of care for a medical condition accomplishes several important things, including: choosing the appropriate level of treatment for the medical condition making the best use of time by selecting medical care wisely ensuring highly specialized, expensive emergency room resources are used efficiently   Urgent care If a condition arises and it…

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Air Force

19th Air Force to inactivate

Posted  July 6, 2012

Air Education and Training Command’s 19th Air Force will inactivate after managing the command’s flying training operations for more than 19 years. Gen. Edward Rice, AETC commander, will lead an inactivation ceremony and furling the 19th Air Force flag at 9 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. In 2011,…

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Air Force News – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Colorado More than 2,100 Airmen and their families who had to evacuate their homes at the U.S. Air Force Academy due to the Waldo Canyon fire were allowed to return as of 5 a.m. June 29.   Washington D.C. Air Force Academy Cadet Christopher Kirk recently saved the life of an individual after arriving on…

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People First – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.   Officials…

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Local

Airman leaves mark on base by overcoming fears

Posted  July 6, 2012

He had been asked to paint it several times, but he didn’t think it could be done. A known artist, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Rickert, 56th Component...

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ACC Det. 9, TRSS changes command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Lt. Col. Charles Law, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron commander, passes the guidon June 28 to Lt. Col. James Warf as he assumes command of the ACC Detachment 9, TRSS during a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Commentary

Chaplain thoughts – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

  “I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot 26 times … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”   ~ Michael Jordon   As leaders we need to communicate and…

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Local

Street Beat – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 22 through 28:

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