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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…


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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted  February 4, 2016

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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Luke home to championship golf course

Posted  February 4, 2016

Photos by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The Luke Falcon Dunes Golf Course water pond is an irrigation pond used to water the golf course. The course is considered to be one of the top military golf courses in the U.S., according to Arizona Golf Authority, and is located at 15100 W. Northern Ave. in Waddell…

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DFAC reopens

Posted  February 4, 2016

Airman 1st Class Briar Tillery, 56th Force Support Squadron services apprentice, cooks eggs for breakfast for Airmen Monday at the Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility. The DFAC was closed due to maintenance on the plumbing system and installation of a new heating ventilation and air conditioning system. The DFAC has reopened and the hours are…

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STREET BEAT February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 25 through 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 931. Security forces…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … February 5, 2016

Posted  February 4, 2016

Last Friday, I had the privilege of being a part of the memorial service for someone who was lost in a tragic accident. It was during that service I was reminded of the need to not only live well, but to do my best in all that I choose to do. The quote went like…

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