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Airmen reach terminal velocity

Courtesy photo Second Lt. Tanya Wren, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Community Relations chief, takes in the expansive view after the chute was pulled at 3,000 feet. Luke Air Force Base Airmen were chosen to tandem jump with the Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Parachute Team for their accomplishments during service. Terminal velocity is…

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Military children celebrated for courage, resilience

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, signs the Month of the Military Child proclamation April 1 at the Luke Air Force Base Child Development Center. The Month of the Military Child recognizes the role children play in the Armed Forces community. Every day, military members are being deployed to…

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Ruck march honors fallen

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS March of the Fallen participants hike a trail Saturday in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell. The MOTF is a 4.5-mile rucksack march dedicated to honoring those who gave their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Airmen and local community members came together Saturday…

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Arizona entrepreneurs learn benefits of hiring vets

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. Master Sgt. Stephen Hunter, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal program manager, helps Jack Weiner, Arizona Chapter Entrepreneurs Organization member and business owner, don a bomb suit March 27 during the Entrepreneurs Organization tour at Luke Air Force Base. Ten Arizona Chapter Entrepreneur Organization members held their annual retreat March…

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Scottsdale SWAT train with Reserve medics

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tactical Combat Casualty Care students provide treatment to simulated wounded patients during a field training exercise at the Luke Auxiliary Field. The class was taught by the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron to Luke reservists and members of the Scottsdale Fire Department and SWAT Team. The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron recently conducted Tactical…


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Be informed before getting off-duty job

Posted  April 3, 2015

For those who have considered supplementing their military income by seeking off-duty employment, there are things they should know. Consider the following military requirements prior to accepting such employment. Luke Air Force Base Instruction 51-202 covers the requirements of this process. This instruction does not apply to Air National Guard or U. S. Air Force…

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Air Force News – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Romania Members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing air advisor branch provided Romanian airmen at Campia Turzii the opportunity to learn about U.S. Air Force airfield management operations March 10 to 27 during Dacian Warhawk, a two-week training mission designed to increase the interoperability between the two nations. Zambia Eight members of the 818th…

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People First – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 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. Airmen choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year…

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Luke’s last F-15 squadron

Posted  April 3, 2015

Courtesy photo It was 20 years ago this week on March 31, 1995, the last Luke Air Force Base F-15 squadron inactivated. That squadron was the 550th Fighter Squadron. Ten days earlier, the last two McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagles, tail numbers 88-0679 and 87-0186, departed for Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina. Aircraft 87-0186 was the…

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RAAF pilot paves future with first F-35 flight

Posted  April 3, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, made history March 18 after completing his first training flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Eglin AFB. “It’s quite humbling when stepping into a new jet,” Jackson said. “I just tried to take my time,…

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UFC delivers health, fitness tips at Luke

Posted  April 3, 2015

The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts organization, in collaboration with the Air Force Reserve Recruiting Command presented the UFC Fitness Tour 2015 March 21 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center.

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AIM2 – Coming to your base!

Posted  April 3, 2015

You may have noticed a new sticker attached to the dash of your unit’s general purpose vehicle that says, “AIM2.4 Equipped.” What does that mean? It means your vehicle is equipped with a new technology that will assist fleet managers across the branch better manage the general purpose vehicle fleet. What is AIM2.4? The Automotive…

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Health & Safety

Medical ‘No shows’ hurt mission, affect everyone

Posted  April 3, 2015

The 56th Medical Group provides medical care to more than 90,000 active-duty members, retirees and their families in the immediate area. Some people miss scheduled appointments and don’t think it affects anyone, but it takes a huge chunk of resources from MDG. Patients that fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time…

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Fly Over: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Living on One Dollar′

Posted  April 3, 2015

On NBC: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ “Mama said, knock you out!” ~ LL Cool J I cannot begin this review without providing a bit of background, so hopefully you are OK with getting to know me a little. I am a 35-year-old staff sergeant who joined the Air Force at the old age…

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Military business pros partake in exercise

Posted  April 3, 2015

Three teams of military business professionals embarked on a deployment exercise to enhance their contingency contracting capabilities in the first week of March. Airmen of the 56th Contracting Squadron developed their own contingency exercise to respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant threat in Syria.

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