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ATC chief leaves legacy to Airmen

‘We are known forever by the tracks we leave behind,’ is a statement that strongly resonates with retired Chief Master Sgt. Tadd Cahow, former 56th Operations Group superintendent who retired after nearly 30 years of service.

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Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force Secretary

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued Jan. 23.

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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K-9: Keeping up on Certs

Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications that K-9 are required to have.

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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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F-35 flies for 5,000 hours

Posted  June 2, 2016

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Lt. Col. Gregory Frana, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, removes his helmet May 19 at Luke Air Force Base after flying Luke’s 5000th F-35 Lightning II sortie. Paul Linski, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Lockheed Martin crew chief, stands by to assist Frana in safely removing his gear and exiting the jet.

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Top Hats present combat-ready fighters …

Posted  June 2, 2016

Courtesy photo FROM LEFT: Capts. Brian Leber and Michael Lengyel; 1st Lts. Jacob Jerzewski, John Lorbiecki, Michael Seis, Robert Kouwe and Daniel Thompson; Capt. John Hamilton; 1st Lt. Michael Radosevich; Capt. Alan Pippin, and 1st Lts. Anthony Pipe, Ian Faulkenberry, Gregory Sabol, Christopher Villanueva and Jonathan Hagan graduated May 20 from Class 15-CBG. The 15th…

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Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage

Posted  June 2, 2016

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” said Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander. “And that number is…

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Health & Safety

Base makes strides toward awareness

Posted  June 2, 2016

Building awareness of the impact that sexual assault has on victims, survivors and their families is an important issue for the U.S. Air Force and Luke AFB community. This year’s Defense Department theme was, “Know Your Part! Do Your Part!” In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month a Walk a Mile in Their Shoes contest…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … I don’t know what to say

Posted  June 2, 2016

Have you ever felt like that? You face a dilemma or circumstance that leaves you without words to say? You face a leadership challenge that stresses you seemingly beyond your limits and you just don’t know what to say. Sometimes as a speaker/preacher/chaplain I encounter dry spells and I just don’t know what to say….

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