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Construction plan supports F-35 program

A multi-disciplinary team across the 56th Fighter Wing is preparing Luke Air Force Base to become the largest F-35 Lightning II training base in the world.

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Munition flight’s isolation strengthens unit

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight involves all types of conventional munition systems and is an essential component to the Luke Air Force Base mission.

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Reservist lends hand

Master Sgt. Steven Joubert, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1, is the first Air Reserve technician aircrew chief to hold a position within the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit since the base realignment and closure in 2007.

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This week in history

Forty years ago, I stood with 4,400 other academy cadets listening to a motivational speech about patriotism. It was a short speech because Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. knew he stood between us and our allotted 20 minutes for lunch.

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U.S. service members receive ‘heroic welcome’ at Ramstein

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived safely Aug. 24 at Ramstein Air Base via military airlift after receiving emergency medical care for injuries sustained while subduing an armed gunman aboard a French train Aug. 21.


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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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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted  February 13, 2015

Although the American economy appears to be rebounding and most American households are more financially stable, we must not forget the lessons learned in the Great Recession. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System that empowers consumers with the information they need to make financial decisions in the…

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Fly Over: ‘Dying Light’ and ‘Project Almanac′

Posted  February 13, 2015

In stores: ‘Dying Light’ Have you ever watched a friend play a zombie outbreak or apocalypse game? Say “said friend” is new or not very good at fighting, so you watch them as they repeatedly go straight into a fight, which easily could have been avoided or won through by using the environment. “Dying Light”…

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CMS: Little things add up in big way

Posted  February 13, 2015

In order for the F-16 Fighting Falcon to fly at Luke Air Force Base, the Viper needs assistance from behind closed doors. This is where the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron comes in.

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Biosphere 2: Scientific marvel on eco systems

Posted  February 13, 2015

This weekend, I had an adventure involving traversing a desert, Caribbean ocean and a tropical rainforest.

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Street Beat

Posted  February 13, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 2 through 8: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 2: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in base housing. Both vehicles sustained damage. There were no injuries. Feb. 3: Security forces…

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Sports Shorts – February 13, 2014

Posted  February 13, 2015

MDG team takes all in B-ball championship Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Eric Gist, 56th Medical Support Squadron, drives in for a layup Feb. 3 during the intramural basketball championship game against the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. MDG defeated CE 42-40. The buzzer went…

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