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F-35 pilot training underway

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Travis Byrom, Lockheed Martin instructor pilot, briefs students in the first F-35 Lightning II training course before the start of class May 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The students are Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, and Maj. Eric Puels, former F-16 Fighting Falcon instructors, Capt. Michael Hobson and Capt. Kyle Babbitt, former…

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Wild Weasels reunite

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The Wild Weasels gather for a group photo during their reunion May 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The Wild Weasels were formed during the early days of the Vietnam War. Their mission was to seek out and engage surface-to-air missile sites. Luke Air Force Base hosted the 81st Fighter Squadron Wild…

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LRS Airmen undertake unusual engine repair

Courtesy Photo Staff Sgt. Kyle Saunders, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeyman, works on a destroyed valve inside the engine of a 2006 Ford Bobtail at Luke Air Force Base. The type of maintenance on this vehicle is considered unique because the cab was lifted off the frame to access the parts requiring repair….

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter May 5 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Mau, who previously flew F-15E Strike Eagles, made history as the first female F-35 pilot in the program….

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May: Asthma Awareness Month – Controlling symptoms important to quality of life

World Asthma Day was May 5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that Asthma is one of the most common lifelong diseases.


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Health & Safety

Safety fitness …

Posted  October 10, 2014

Zell Cameron, 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center supervisory maintenance technician, performs safety checks throughout the fitness center at Luke Air Force Base. The fitness center was named in honor of Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., who was killed in action April 27, 2011, while serving in Afghanistan.

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vESD new way to fix e-issues

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force cyber support is changing. No longer will users call the Enterprise Service Desk and wait for a technician to solve their issue. Starting early November, Air Education and Training Command base computers will have a Virtual Enterprise Service Desk application installed which can be used to fix users’ and Information Assurance Officers’ electronic…

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Red Cross trains, supports Airmen

Posted  October 10, 2014

Most military and family members know the Red Cross organizes blood drives and notifies members of family emergencies, but what they may not know is that they do much more to serve Luke Air Force Base Airmen. One way the Red Cross assists Airmen and their families is by giving them the opportunity to enhance…

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Air Force News – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Maryland Six Air Force organizations moved under Air Force Materiel Command Oct. 1 to integrate and form the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when it’s activated in 2015. The Air Force realigned to AFMC the Civil Engineer Center, Financial Services Center, Installation Contracting Agency and Security Forces Center along with the Cost Analysis…

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People First – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

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. AF ensures…

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24/7 domestic abuse victim advocate hotline confidential, fre

Posted  October 10, 2014

Luke Air Force Base has a Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. Individuals can call and have questions answered regarding domestic violence without disclosing identifying information about themselves or partners. The DAVA program has obtained new guidance from the Defense Department AFI…

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Commentary

Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 10, 2014

All Airmen are required to out-process in person with 56th Comptroller Squadron Customer Service. This is not just a trivial out-processing stop. Many Airmen experience unexpected debt that could have been avoided with a visit to the CPTS. By bringing in a copy of your permanent change-of-station orders before departure, CPTS will code your pay…

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Exchange shoppers fall into savings with autumn catalog

Posted  October 10, 2014

DALLAS — Soldiers, Airmen and their families looking for the latest in home accessories, appliances, fall fashions and tech toys can find all that and more in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Autumn 2014 catalog online. The 36-page guide, available now at Exchange stores and shopmyexchange.com, has the kitchen covered with a variety…

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Events

Traveling memorial wall …

Posted  October 10, 2014

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller A crowd of more than 500 people, including active-duty military and veterans, sing “God Bless America” Oct. 3 in Goodyear during the opening ceremony of “The Moving Wall.”   Senior Airman Jenna Sarvinski Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, greets Vietnam War veteran Andy LaCour following the opening…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Bible is arguably the most widely read book ever written. It can be, at once, both inspirational and challenging. David Limbaugh, in his book “Jesus on Trial,” writes that the Bible “…describes the great men and women of God who lived in biblical times as they really were … with all of their warts,…

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