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Pilot saves six Marines earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, pins the Air Force Combat Action Medal onto Capt. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron weapons officer, Jan. 16 in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Cavazos was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his…

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Chrach saves lives, earns recognition

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Steven Bruner, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, 56th SFS MWD, pose for a photo in Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. Chrach was recently awarded the 12th Annual Animal Hero Award from the Arizona Friends of Animals Organization for his service to the community and deployment to…

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Civilian answers AF call, gets dream job

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Kristina Inocencio, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer technician, measures the distance from the tree to the building Jan. 15 during survey training at Luke Air Force Base. One of Inocencio’s career field tasks is to map out the entire base and update the maps. There are many reasons why people join…

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White Sands ‘Vipers’ – F-16 training thrives at Holloman

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Jerod Rick, 54th Fighter Group chief of standardization and evaluation, and 1st Lt. Taylor Roberts, 311th Fighter Squadron basic course student, prepare to taxi Nov. 13, 2014, in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Roberts became the first F-16 basic course student to get airborne in the…

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Sparks fly …

Posted  January 16, 2015

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman David Andrews, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technician, uses a grinder to clean titanium tubes Jan. 13 at Luke Air Force Base. Airmen at the metals shop handle machining and welding for various parts of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and some for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.

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‘View from Top’ program gives bird’s eye view

Posted  January 16, 2015

Airmen and NCOs got to experience what it’s like to be a chief master sergeant Jan. 6 when they shadowed a chief here during the View from the Top program. View from the Top is a new monthly program at Luke Air Force Base that provides an opportunity for Airmen to gain insight about senior…

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AFAS steps up with education programs

Posted  January 16, 2015

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS An Airman checks his student loan balance Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. The Air Force Aid Society has programs to assist in funding education so that Airmen can avoid college debt. Education can be a key to succeeding in life, especially for military members looking to make the Air Force…

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Always charged …

Posted  January 16, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Airmen 1st Class William Dimery and Javon Simms, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical environmental systems technicians, conduct a midcell voltage check procedure Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 Fighting Falcon battery voltage is condemned if the voltage between pins has a one-volt difference.

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Most cervical cancer caught early with regular screening

Posted  January 16, 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012, eight million U.S. women, ages 21 to 65, reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the last five years. Seven out of 10 of those women had a regular doctor and health insurance. While 93…

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Air Force News – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Alaska The Anchorage municipal solid waste landfill, adjacent to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, collects and burns landfill gas to comply with regulations of the 2005 Energy Policy Act. The gas is primarily methane, and the Elmendorf Landfill’s Gas Waste-to-Energy Plant generates more than 56,000 megawatt-hours, or 26.2 percent of Elmendorf’s electrical load.   U.K. Royal Air…

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People First – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

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, click on the headline of each story. AF members get jump on housing search with…

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Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken-driving death tells story

Posted  January 16, 2015

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — His father, a retired Air Force major, started off as an enlisted Airman before commissioning. His parents inculcated values, but for a while, Lane Wyatt, a former airman first class and client-systems technician stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, said, he slipped. He enlisted in the Air Force and his…

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Heritage thought

Posted  January 16, 2015

On Jan. 16, 1991, the war against Iraq began as Allied aircraft conducted a major raid against Iraqi air defenses. The air raid on Baghdad was broadcast live to a global audience by CNN correspondents announcing the start of Operation DESERT STORM. The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait continued for five weeks….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  January 16, 2015

What would your life look like if you saw obstacles and setbacks as stepping stones to a greater maturity and a stronger faith? There is nothing more motivating and encouraging than seeing a real-life underdog on the big screen! No greater example of this is the movie “Rudy,” a story about a small guy with…

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