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Fallen hero awarded DFC 46 years later

The air was thick with emotion. She had been waiting for this moment since the love of her life passed away more than 46 years earlier. Andi Dice was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Jan. 27 at Luke Air Force Base on behalf of her husband, Maj. Carl Dice, for his extraordinary heroism and aerial…

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Load crews face off in test of best

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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MARCY COPELAND World

Every scarf tells a story

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…


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AETC commander visits Luke

Posted  December 10, 2015

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, visited Luke Air Force Base Dec. 2 through 3 to acquaint himself with the base and personnel. It is his first visit to Luke since taking command of AETC in July. Cheryl, his wife, and Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, AETC command chief, accompanied the…

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Around Luke – Duking it …

Posted  December 10, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Zel Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron maintenance supervisor, helps a group of Thunderbolts stay in shape with a boxing fitness program at Luke Air Force Base. The boxing fitness program was created as a fitness training option at the Bryant Fitness Center.

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Health & Safety

Put safety first during holiday season

Posted  December 10, 2015

The holiday season is known for being a time of giving and cheer, but it can also be one of the most dangerous times of year if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. “Each year there are approximately 350 driving fatalities during Christmas and 350 driving fatalities on New Year’s Day,” said Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter…

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Ownership of work responsibilities reaps return

Posted  December 10, 2015

Let’s look at the process of buying, owning and passing on a vehicle to a dependent. Typically you start by researching it from top to bottom. Next, you find the vehicle you like on a car lot and do a thorough once-over looking for any issues. After purchasing it, you ensure it will stand the…

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Arnold test teams prep F-35 for external weapons release

Posted  December 10, 2015

Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said. During a flight completed by the F-35 Integrated Task Force in September, four 500-pound Guided Bomb Unit-12 laser-guided inert bombs were successfully released from the…

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