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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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New construction of fourth F-35 squadron

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and Nondestructive Inspection Building.

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AMC enables first international F-35B deployment

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone Jan. 18 by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan. The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international…


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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 44 in class 16-5

Posted  August 4, 2016

ALS graduates 44 in class 16-5 The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 43 senior airmen and one staff sergeant June 30 in class 16-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Dontae Smith, 56th Communications Squadron Distinguished graduates: John Dameron, 56th Operations Support Squadron, William Langston, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Tatiana…

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Salutes & Awards

Technical sergeant selects announced

Posted  August 4, 2016

The Air Force announced the following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Christina Johnson, Staci Miller and Andrea Sanchez 56th Operations Group Andrew Anderson, Edward Berger, Gerald Creech, Christopher Doran, Travis Fifth, Walter Lemen, Chrystal McDonough, Adrian Parker Jr., Jaime Rios, Karl Saenz,…

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Events

Flightline feast, morale boost …

Posted  August 4, 2016

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel held its monthly flightline feast July 7 at Luke Air Force Base. The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit spiritual maintenance chaplain team assisted flightline volunteers with supplying the free meal. The next flightline feast is a free Hawaiian Feast 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Bldg. 914…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  August 4, 2016

Comprehensive Airmen Fitness — lessons from Fido I have a confession to make. I am not an animal lover. I am really more of an “animal tolerater,” to coin a phrase. Oh sure, I have fond memories from childhood of Barron our dachshund, Lady our collie, and Littlebit the mutt-puppy I found and carried home…

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Events

In Brief

Posted  August 4, 2016

Stand up for vets The 4th Annual Glendale Stand Up For Veterans Arizona is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Glendale Community College Student Union at 6000 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale 85302. Employment opportunities, social services for vets, court representatives and attorneys along with free haircuts for vets and free lunch for…

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