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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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Candid money talk improves relationship

There are many reasons why people divorce but at the top of the list are lack of communication and finances. That’s why it’s important to combine these two topics to make for a successful long-lasting relationship. “I believe communication is very important in a relationship overall and communication about money is at the top of…

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Neubauer retires from AF at Luke

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force Safety Center commander, presents Sandy, his wife, with the ceremonial flag. A former Luke Air Force Base commander retired July 24 in a ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base with family and friends in attendance. Maj. Gen. Kurt Neubauer, Air Force chief of safety, retired…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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Crossing over: Enlisted to officer

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Shaun Chaplain, 56th Comptroller Squadron flight commander, surveys his surroundings at an unnamed deployed location when he was still an enlisted member. From a technical sergeant in cyber operations, he became a second lieutenant three months ago after completing Officer Training School. Luke Air Force Base is his first assignment as…


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314 FS activates

Posted  July 24, 2015

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano took command of the 314th Fighter Squadron in an activation ceremony July 14 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Caggiano graduated with military distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1997. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet pilot training in 1999 at Sheppard Air…

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Sports Shorts – July 24, 2014

Posted  July 24, 2015

Loggies dominate court, ACS 48-39 Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Justin Kitchen, 607th Air Control Squadron team member, shoots the ball during a game against the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. The last intramural basketball game before the playoffs begin will be Aug. 3….

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This week in history

Posted  July 23, 2015

1965: Project Skoshi Tiger The 4503rd Tactical Fighter Squadron (Provisional F-5 Evaluation Squadron No. 1) activated 50 years ago to conduct the operational testing of the F-5A, known as Project Skoshi Tiger. In the late 1950s, most countries lacked the money for enough frontline jet fighters to defend themselves. Therefore, they often bought older, cheaper,…

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First time at Holloman

Posted  July 17, 2015

Senior Airman Leah Ferrante The 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony was Tuesday at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, sits on the Holloman flightline in the F-35 Lightning II he flew out for the ceremony. This is the first time the aircraft has been at Holloman.

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Airman battles cancer, wins at life, Games

Posted  July 17, 2015

Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 607th Air control Squadron ground radar systems NCO-in-charge and an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, removes his arrows from a target at an archery practice session during the first day of the Department of Defense Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The five-day training…

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Apply 6S for leadership success

Posted  July 17, 2015

Over the last 20 years of my Air Force career, there seems to have always been a common theme regarding our resources: reductions, reductions and more reductions. Some of the cutbacks to our resources have included less money in our annual budgets, fewer aircraft added to our inventory and fewer personnel added to our overall…

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Legacy shaped by today’s actions

Posted  July 17, 2015

Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor, a predecessor or from the past.” What will your legacy be? Most people do not think about their legacy until it is too late or never at all. They think about their good deeds, their regrets and what difference they made in…

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Move up in world with education

Posted  July 17, 2015

Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a perspective on different issues,” said…

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News Briefs July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in a ceremony at 7:56 a.m. July 24 in Hangar 999. To RSVP, call Master Sgt. Meshawn Guevara at 623-856-7579. Feds Feed Families The 7th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive is now under…

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Salutes & Awards

Posted  July 17, 2015

AF announces master sergeant selects Thursday The following technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant: 56th Fighter Wing Michael Jackson, Ruben Ligon, Kirsten Sigerson and Steven Worden 56th Operations Support Squadron Terrance Lundie, Alfred Minnick, Timothy Navarre, Matthew Speaks and Christopher Stanley 607th Air Control Squadron Sean Arce, Johnny Arias, Benjamin Koren…

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