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2015 NFL Pro Bowl players practice at Luke

Senior Airman Grace Lee Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback, assigned to Team Carter, signs footballs for fans at Luke. NFL Pro Bowl players came to the Luke Air Force Base football field Jan. 21 to practice and sign autographs for service members and their families. Since 1938, the Pro Bowl has been an NFL tradition…

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Luke 1 takes last Viper ride

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, returns from his last flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 23 at Luke Air Force Base. Pleus’ last flight symbolizes Luke stepping forward with a new mission — training the world’s greatest F-35 fighter pilots. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander,…

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61st AMU assigns first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Members of the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chiefs prepare to recite the Mechanic’s Creed during the recognition ceremony Jan. 23 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Seventeen dedicated crew chiefs were each assigned an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Even though being a crew chief may not…

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Pilot saves six Marines earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, pins the Air Force Combat Action Medal onto Capt. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron weapons officer, Jan. 16 in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Cavazos was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his…

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Chrach saves lives, earns recognition

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Steven Bruner, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Chrach, 56th SFS MWD, pose for a photo in Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. Chrach was recently awarded the 12th Annual Animal Hero Award from the Arizona Friends of Animals Organization for his service to the community and deployment to…


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AFAS steps up with education programs

Posted  January 16, 2015

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS An Airman checks his student loan balance Jan. 7 at Luke Air Force Base. The Air Force Aid Society has programs to assist in funding education so that Airmen can avoid college debt. Education can be a key to succeeding in life, especially for military members looking to make the Air Force…

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Always charged …

Posted  January 16, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Airmen 1st Class William Dimery and Javon Simms, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical environmental systems technicians, conduct a midcell voltage check procedure Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The F-16 Fighting Falcon battery voltage is condemned if the voltage between pins has a one-volt difference.

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Most cervical cancer caught early with regular screening

Posted  January 16, 2015

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012, eight million U.S. women, ages 21 to 65, reported they had not been screened for cervical cancer in the last five years. Seven out of 10 of those women had a regular doctor and health insurance. While 93…

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Air Force News – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Alaska The Anchorage municipal solid waste landfill, adjacent to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, collects and burns landfill gas to comply with regulations of the 2005 Energy Policy Act. The gas is primarily methane, and the Elmendorf Landfill’s Gas Waste-to-Energy Plant generates more than 56,000 megawatt-hours, or 26.2 percent of Elmendorf’s electrical load.   U.K. Royal Air…

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People First – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 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 headline of each story. AF members get jump on housing search with…

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Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken-driving death tells story

Posted  January 16, 2015

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — His father, a retired Air Force major, started off as an enlisted Airman before commissioning. His parents inculcated values, but for a while, Lane Wyatt, a former airman first class and client-systems technician stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, said, he slipped. He enlisted in the Air Force and his…

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Heritage thought

Posted  January 16, 2015

On Jan. 16, 1991, the war against Iraq began as Allied aircraft conducted a major raid against Iraqi air defenses. The air raid on Baghdad was broadcast live to a global audience by CNN correspondents announcing the start of Operation DESERT STORM. The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait continued for five weeks….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  January 16, 2015

What would your life look like if you saw obstacles and setbacks as stepping stones to a greater maturity and a stronger faith? There is nothing more motivating and encouraging than seeing a real-life underdog on the big screen! No greater example of this is the movie “Rudy,” a story about a small guy with…

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Nellis aggressors bring ‘fight’ to Luke

Posted  January 16, 2015

You want results? Then train like it.

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Fly Over: ‘PCU’ and ‘Home Alone′

Posted  January 16, 2015

On DVD: ‘PCU’ PCU is about a band of college misfits who are known as The Pit. The movie stars Jeremy Piven (James “Droz” Andrews), Jon Favreau (Gutter), David Spade (Rand McPherson), Jessica Walters (Ms. Garcia Thompson), Megan Ward (Katy), and Chris Young (Tom Lawrence). Rich, preppy Tom Lawrence (Young) travels to the Port Chester…

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