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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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Fly Over: ‘The Equalizer’ and ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

Posted  October 10, 2014

In theaters: ‘The Equalizer’ Picture this: You’re walking a girl home after a dinner date. All of a sudden, a limo appears out of nowhere and stops the both of you. Two guys, who look like Russian mafia henchmen step out of the car, grab her by the arm and throw her into the limo….

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Fire Prevention Week kicks off with parade

Posted  October 10, 2014

National Fire Prevention Week is Saturday through Oct. 10 and is designed to raise awareness of fire prevention with a focus on ensuring that people check their smoke detectors every month.

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Street Beat

Posted  October 10, 2014

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 30 through Oct. 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for one moving violation and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 30: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle vs. a fixed object accident at Bldg. 894. There were no injuries. Oct. 3: Security…

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Sports Shorts – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Antonio Flores, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron, scrambles around the defenders to gain a few yards Sept. 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Flores led the Det. 12 team to victory against the 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies team. Det. 12 routs FWSA in football tragedy Story and photo by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA, 56th Fighter Wing…

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All in a day’s work

Posted  October 3, 2014

Capts. Daniel Toftness, left, and Tyler Smith, 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots, walk back to the squadron Sept. 24 post flight at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently nine F-35s assigned to Luke AFB.

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October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

Keeping IT safe shared responsibility Information technology plays a pivotal part in the Air Force’s superior combat capability and protecting it from potential threats is crucial to the mission to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. While many measures are taken to protect the cyber space on base, many forget about their…

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New EPR challenges status quo

Posted  October 3, 2014

The enlisted performance report is going to drastically change. These changes seek to combat inflated ratings, which have been a prevalent complaint from Airmen over the years. The change is right around the corner and many Airmen are asking themselves, “How will it affect future promotions, and what can I do to prepare my Airmen…

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Master self for physical fitness

Posted  October 3, 2014

It’s been said one thing is a constant — change. We are seeing this more and more in the Air Force with programs such as force management, but change can be beneficial. This is especially true when it comes to mastering yourself for your physical fitness test. The Air Force Chief of Staff emphasizes that…

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Island Breeze comes in full force

Posted  October 3, 2014

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Island Breeze, a new restaurant on the third floor of Bldg. 1150 at Luke Air Force Base, opened Sept. 16. Island Breeze serves up a variety of food choices for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is open 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the restaurant or…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Moving Wall The Moving Wall, a half-size traveling replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial is open 24 hours a days today through Monday and is located west of the Starpointe Residents Club at 17665 W. Elliot Road in Estrella Mountain Ranch Community. It is free to all attending. A POW/MIA remembrance and candlelight…

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