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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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CDC mission includes playtime

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.


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To do or to be? – A very good question

Posted  June 19, 2015

Col. Daniel Smith I am a huge fan of the Air Force core values. For a long time, I have felt that whatever board or individual developed the values got them absolutely right. In fact, every Airman, young or … seasoned, who comes into my squadron gets to sit down with me in my office…

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Airman — The Air Force asset

Posted  June 19, 2015

The most important asset to the Air Force is the Airman. Regardless of rank, Air Force specialty code, position, gender, age and experience, each of us still needs guidance, validation, and most of all, honesty. So how do you take care of the most important asset in our organization? Learn who they are and what…

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944th Det. 1 hits maintenance milestone

Posted  June 19, 2015

For the first time a team of maintainers from the 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 Maintenance Squadron spent time during the June Unit Training Assembly providing hands-on maintenance and received training on the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Posted  June 19, 2015

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.

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Aussie F-35s rack up 100th sortie

Posted  June 19, 2015

Tucker Williamson Jorge Salazar, Lockheed Martin Maintenance and attending recovery chief, assisted Maj. Matt Olson, 62nd FS assistant director of operations. The Royal Australian Air Force hit the century mark at Luke Air Force Base June 3 as their F-35s notched their 100th sortie. The partner nation is the first of 10 countries beyond the…

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June: Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 19, 2015

June is Men’s Health Month and the Air Force supports efforts to build awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of diseases among men, such as prostate cancer.

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

Posted  June 19, 2015

It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test.

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News Briefs June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 2015

308th FS inactivation The 308th Fighter Squadron’s Emerald Knights will inactivate in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Thursday in Hangar 999. The squadron’s new home is at the 314th FS at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. 61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of the 61st Fighter Squadron to…

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Air Force News – June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 2015

Poland In support of Baltic Operations 2015 June 5 through 20, a team of Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron deployed to Powidz Air Base, maintained communication requirements for the Air Force at the installation. Baltops is a multinational maritime exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability. Southwest Asia Since Aug. 8, coalition airpower…

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People First – June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 2015

Selected MSgt evals close out Sept. 30 Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve master sergeant and master sergeant-select enlisted performance reports will now close out annually on Sept. 30. In addition, as of June 3, , master sergeants and selects will no longer receive change-of-reporting-official EPRs. Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted…

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