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West Valley Recognized for Strong Support

Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, joined the West Valley Partners to receive The Great American Defense Community award March 25, 2017, at the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.

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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35

The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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Air Force

Around the Air Force: March 8

Posted  March 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, acting Air Force Secretary Lisa S. Disbrow talks about the Air Force review and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright answers a question about the possibility of enlisted Airmen flying MQ-9 Reapers.

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Commentary

It’s all about the hooks

Posted  March 3, 2017

SOUTHWEST ASIA — High above Mosul, Iraq, a fighter pilot arrives on station. Now within 20 nautical miles of the target, the pilot arms the weapons on board and checks in with a joint terminal attack controller, identifying the call sign, position and combat load of munitions. The pilot can see explosions, small arms fire…

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Hands on appreciation
Commentary

Thank you so much for all the ‘Thanks’

Posted  March 3, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. — If I went through my past receipts on military discounts I would calculate a lot of cash left in my wallet from the generosity and appreciation of American businesses through the years; especially from hardware stores. A kitchen renovation is the newest project I’m tackling on my own time since its mid-winter…

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Local

In Brief

Posted  March 3, 2017

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sanchez or Staff Sgt. Lewis Hudgings at 623-856-6975….

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Salutes & Awards

AETC names airfield operations awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command awards: Air traffic controller: Staff Sgt. Marcus Hilton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield management journeyman: Senior Corey Gaffney, 56th OSS

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