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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Samuel Price The road used to get onto the Barry M. Goldwater Range lies beneath the running water July 9, 2014, that resulted from monsoon rains. With data from the additional recently installed weather stations, personnel will know what the measurable rain is before going to the area, ensuring their safety. Following are measurements during…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS Air Force

New Sniper pod helps put pilots’ eyes on target

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The 425th Fighter Squadron recently installed Sniper Pods onto their F-16 Fighting Falcons at Luke Air Force Base. Sniper pods provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the world’s most iconic aircraft in the Air…

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Luke’s best shine

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced during her Olympic run and how she overcame them. The 56th Fighter Wing held its annual awards banquet to…

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EFMP wraps up significant year

Courtesy photo Exceptional Family Member Program families get up close and personal with animals from the Wild Life World Zoo Dec. 20 during an EFMP Holiday Party at Luke Air Force Base. In today’s world, there are not many programs for people with special-needs family members to receive help without paying a lot of money….

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Thunderbolt named AETC crew chief of 2014

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhodes, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands in front of the F-16 static display in front of wing headquarters Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Rhodes works on the wing commander’s aircraft and ensures it is safe to fly. He has been named Air Force Crew Chief…


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Find inspiration all around for daily grind

Posted  February 13, 2015

SHAZAM! That is the war cry of the 56th Operations Support Squadron. It comes from the comic book character Captain Marvel, who was introduced back in 1939. SHAZAM is an acronym of six Greek and Roman gods and heroes, each defining a special ability that the superhero possesses. There is Solomon for wisdom, Hercules for…

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Forgetting past leads to repeating it

Posted  February 13, 2015

On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm was initiated by the U.S. to liberate Kuwait from the forces of Saddam Hussein, the Iraq dictator. Leading up to this event, Hussein had invaded the country of Kuwait Aug. 2, 1990. He targeted Kuwait due to its extensive supply of oil and his belief that Kuwait was…

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Airman hangout moves temporarily

Posted  February 13, 2015

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Luke Airmen and volunteers help move furniture to Bldg. 636 Feb. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The Oasis is temporarily moving until their old building is renovated. The Oasis will continue to serve homemade dinners on Fridays and Saturdays for Airmen living in the dorms. The Oasis on Luke Air Force…

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News Briefs February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

DADS 101 DADS 101 helps men become comfortable in their new role as father. The class is 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. For more information or to sign up, call 623-856-3417. Career courses The Luke Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center is offering two career…

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Salutes and Awards

Posted  February 13, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega FROM LEFT: The 944th Fighter Wing 2014 winners are Senior Master Sgt. Chin Cox, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Majs. Bryan Dalton and Eric Puels, 69th Fighter Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. David Merris, 944th Force Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Jovita Holguin, 47th Fighter Squadron, Staff Sgt. David Hainley, 924th Operations Support Flight,…

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Biggest Loser competition about to begin

Posted  February 13, 2015

Obesity — more than 78.6 million U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only is it to blame for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, it is costly to the U.S. and those who suffer from it. To help fight the bulge, the Luke…

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vESD 2.0 rolls out Air Force wide

Posted  February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — A brand new version of the Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (version 2.0) is now available on unclassified computer desktops on the Air Force network. The vESD is an application on the desktop that empowers computer users to resolve minor information technology issues on their own, no longer requiring users to call the Enterprise…

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Air Force News – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Greece U.S. and Hellenic air forces F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft conducted a flying training deployment Jan. 16 through today at Souda Bay. The training develops and improves air readiness while expanding strategic and operational ties between the two NATO partners. Afghanistan Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron’s Weather Flight at Bagram…

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People First – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

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, click on the link in the title. Innovations projected to save $35 million Approved…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 13, 2015

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, I would like to offer a few thoughts on the struggles that Air Force spouses face and maybe a word or two about the beautiful woman who has stood by me for the past 31 years. Being a military spouse is the most difficult job in the Air Force. They…

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