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56th Maintenance Group hosts load competition

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., held their Second Quarter Load Competition July 13.

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Luke’s new Mission Defense Team provides active cyber security

Luke Air Force Base’s Mission Defense Team, a group of talented and vigilant communications and cyber warfare Airmen, maintain the 56th Fighter Wing’s network communications security and prevent the exploit of potential vulnerabilities in the base’s network by monitoring, identifying, and communicating threats.

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Lightning integrated technicians reinvent F-35 maintenance

As part of an effort to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness and efficiency at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit created a team of unified maintenance Air Force specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Local

Under Secretary Donovan returns to Luke for 61st FS graduation

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2018, to gain insight into F-35 training operations and serve as the guest speaker for the 61st Fighter Squadron F-35A basic course graduation.

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Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifices

Posted  July 6, 2018

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Feb. 19, 2015. MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman…

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New contract requires action by GTCC users

Posted  July 6, 2018

Citibank has been awarded the Smart Pay 3 contract, which means that Citi will continue to provide support as the vendor to the Government Travel Charge Card program. With the new contract, all Air Force cardholders will be issued a new GTCC and will receive the new cards in the August – October timeframe. To…

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In Brief

Posted  July 6, 2018

Thrift Shop and Airman’s Attic The Thrift Shop will be open for the summer. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for sales and 9 a.m. to noon for consignments and donations Wednesday and Friday. An after-hours donation bin is available. The shop is also open the third Saturday of the month in conjunction with…

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One-year achievement medal …

Posted  July 6, 2018

Airmen 1st Class Aspen Reid Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard graduates pose for a photo June 13 after receiving achievement medals for serving in the honor guard for one-year.

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Health & Safety

Prevent heat stress, be alert to signs

Posted  July 6, 2018

Whether at work or play, people all over the world find themselves exposed to a wide variety of harsh climates. One of these climates is extreme heat. Prior to engaging in work or recreational activities that may expose a person to extreme heat, there are a few things of which people should be aware. One…

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