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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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RSAF hone combat skills during Forging Sabre exercise

Posted  December 17, 2015

Luke Air Force Base hosted Forging Sabre, a large group exercise involving members of the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. “Exercise Forging Sabre consists of day and night large-force employment in scenario-based training,” said Lt. Col. John Forino, 425th Fighter Squadron commander. “We also integrate…

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STREET BEAT December 18, 2015

Posted  December 17, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 7 through 13: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 26 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Dec. 10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a fixed object at the parking lot of Bldg. 948. There were no…

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Looking back: Industrial Revolution changed world

Posted  December 17, 2015

The Industrial Revolution changed the economic systems of the world. Without this transition in technology, our military wouldn’t be the same today. Europe was the first to thrive in this new revolution through economic and social reforms starting in the 1850s and quickly spread around the world. People became richer and were able to work…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … December 18, 2015

Posted  December 17, 2015

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney Andy Rooney poignantly describes what many families experience each year. He highlights what parents understand all too well – the reality that childhood is fleeting, that…

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ALS students are ‘dogged’ by 56th SFS

Posted  December 17, 2015

Senior Airman Eric Burrell, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, is bitten by Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for ALS students. Senior Airman Sean McFadden, 56th SFS Military Working Dog handler, searches a suspect while under watch from Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for students attending Airman Leadership School Dec. 15 at…

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