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Reserve IPs support F-35 mission

Senior Airman Grace Lee Lt. Col. Sean Holahan, left, and Maj. Eric Puels, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pilots, stand in front of an F-35 Lightning II on the Luke Air Force Base flightline. Air Force Reserve pilots at Luke are contributing to Luke’s mission by teaching future F-35 pilots how to fly, fight and…

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Airmen bring economic opportunity to Afghan women: T-bolt receives AETC public service award

Courtesy photo The idea for the nonprofit came from Capt. Jon Hudgins after he received a Christmas card from home with a picture in which he saw almost every woman wearing a scarf. “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” ~ John F. Kennedy War is a destructive…

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Prevent storm water pollution during monsoon

Courtesy photo The storm drain inlet gates at the POL yard remain closed to prevent potentially contaminated storm runoff from entering the storm sewer system. Heavy winds, thunder, lightning, dust and intense, local rainfall define the Arizona monsoon. The seasonal rainfall supports the unique desert ecology of our area. In the developed parts of our…

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Mentoring provides solutions to challenging times

Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. John Morin shows Airman 1st Class Kevin Dawson, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technicians, where he stands in tasks completed on Air Force Training Records on the Air Force portal at Luke Air Force Base. Morin was giving Dawson advice on what tasks to complete in order for him…

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Sidewinders inaugural class go ‘Fangs out’

Courtesy photo The 311th Fighter Squadron’s inaugural class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots poses for a picture with 311th FS leaders after the class’ graduation ceremony July 31 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The class, 14-FBH, is the first class of F-16 pilots to graduate from Holloman. The class graduated 14 students. HOLLOMAN AIR…


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People First – August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

AF launches MyVector, mentorship program The Air Force recently launched an improved and rebranded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels. The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen. The reconfigured online platform…

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Did you know… Red Tails played vital role in WWII

Posted  August 7, 2015

This airpark is dedicated to the Red Tail warriors of the Tuskegee Airmen. The F-16 Fighting Falcon static display has a red tail in honor of the 332nd Fighter Group, which was known as the Red Tail Angels that flew in World War II. The nose of the F-16 is painted with the words “By…

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This week in history

Posted  August 7, 2015

Aug. 6, 1945: Hiroshima, Japan U.S. Army photo A giant mushroom cloud hovers over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945, after an atomic bomb was dropped for the first-time ever. Seventy years ago yesterday, President Harry S. Truman ordered the first use of the atomic bomb. He wanted to end World War II as soon as…

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Reading to the Rythm

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 56th Force Support Squadron Library has completed its summer reading program “Reading to the Rhythm,” which ran June 17 through July 22. For six weeks children, ages 4 through 12, were invited to attend the Reading to Rhythm program Wednesdays and read for a minimum of 20 minutes a week. Those who completed the…

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Remember service members with exchange gift card

Posted  August 7, 2015

Americans can give back to the people who defend their country by sending a service member an Army & Air Force Exchange Service gift card. Exchange gift cards can be sent to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and other contingency locations to redeem through the Defense Department’s largest exchange service. These…

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Fly Over: ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted  August 7, 2015

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Sequels to video games can sometimes be a bust. Video gamers all over the world expect an additional installment of a franchise to have that same “WOW” factor the original game had. Some games don’t even deserve a sequel, but game companies have to please their customers and deliver the product. There…

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MWDs, pets get ‘cure’ at clinic

Posted  August 7, 2015

Staff Sgt. Dustin Barnes, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, holds Wax, 56th SFS MWD, during an examination at the clinic. The primary mission of the veterinary treatment facility at Luke is to care for the military working dogs. Secondarily, they will care for military members’ pets.   Dr. Kenneth Herman, Luke AFB…

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Street Beat

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 27 through Aug. 2: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 27: Security forces responded to a report of a major accident involving a privately owned vehicle vs. a government-owned vehicle at the parking lot of Bldg. 1130. There were…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  August 7, 2015

Why are you here? Despite the angst of family separation, most chaplains enjoy deployments; they are rewarding in so many ways. Yet even in the midst of service that we love, we can grow tired, despondent and question why we are here. Below is a composite account, with names, etc. changed, gleaned from a deployment…

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Sports Shorts – August 7, 2014

Posted  August 7, 2015

MDG triumphs despite close call Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The 56th Medical Group and 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron went head-to-head in intramural basketball July 23 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center with MDG edging out AMXS 49-44. MDG won the opening tip off only to…

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