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JAMES HENSLEY Air Force

Fabrication flight handles intricate things

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight handles precise structural repair and inspection for aircraft and support equipment. “For all the F-16s and F-35s at Luke, we provide the back shop fabrication, inspection and repair for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on and off the flightline,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brian Leonard, 56th EMS low…

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F-35 egress trainer arrives at Luke

Over the past two months, major components of the new F-35 Lightning II egress trainer, an advanced replica of the F-35 cockpit designed to simulate the mechanical layout of the ejection and emergency evacuation system, have arrived at Luke Air Force Base. Upon completion of the build, the third of its kind in the nation,…

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3-time Super Bowl champ, AF pilot reflects on America’s game

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Super Bowl 50 was just a few days ago, and it’s hard not to wonder how one of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s best all-time players fits into that history. Chad Hennings won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990s, and his first appearance was within…

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Airman abroad achieves Army commendation

Every ribbon on an Airman’s ribbon rack tells a story. All have the basic training ribbon, most earn a ribbon for length of service but it’s the medals that tell a unique story. Senior Airman Carlton Mickles, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, was awarded an Army achievement medal for his efforts in supporting…

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GRACE LEE Salutes & Awards

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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Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

Posted  February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year’s program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year’s program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible. The program’s expansion coincides with Air Force…

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Vehicles driven on base now required to pass inspection

Posted  February 4, 2016

Federal (military and civilian) employees at Luke Air Force Base began receiving emails Wednesday from no-reply@apims.af.mil, titled “Action Required: Vehicle emission testing self-certification is due within 30 days.” This is a self-certification tasking allowing the Air Force to demonstrate compliance with a federal requirement of the Clean Air Act, Section 118(d) (42 U.S.C. §7418(d)). The…

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Are you committed to the profession of arms?

Posted  February 4, 2016

Have you “joined” the Air Force yet? If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re wearing a uniform with the words “U.S. Air Force” affixed to it and thus you’re probably confused by my question. My question means more than just your enlistment contract or appointment to a commission. It means a commitment to a…

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Airman offers tried, true health tips

Posted  February 4, 2016

We’re more than a month into the new year and since losing weight is a popular New Year’s resolution, I’d like to share a few insights I gained on my journey to lose weight. Last year my goal was to lose weight, and I did just that by losing more than 15 pounds. Below are…

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PEOPLE FIRST February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. James applauds…

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