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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…


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Airman places first in women’s figure competition

Posted  February 25, 2016

It had been a difficult journey up to this moment in her bodybuilding career. She was in the best shape of her life. She envisioned the routine in her head as she had practiced it for weeks. Then it was her turn to step on stage. She could barely see the crowd as the lights…

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Events

STREET BEAT

Posted  February 25, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 15 through 21 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 40 moving violations and nine nonmoving violations. Emergency responses Feb. 16: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track where an individual was having chest…

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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted  February 25, 2016

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman’s captivity or death. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the crew responded…

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In Brief – February 26, 2016

Posted  February 25, 2016

Luke tax center open The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g….

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Sports Shorts February 26, 2016

Posted  February 25, 2016

T-Ball/pitch baseball T-Ball and pitch baseball registration is March 1 through 18 for children ages 5 to 8. The cost is $35 per youth program member and $45 per nonmember. Practice begins April 4. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, call 623-856-7470. March of the Fallen The 2016 March of the Fallen is March…

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