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In the line of fire, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance

The smell of gunpowder in the air, the sound of brass bullets hitting the ground and the feeling of accomplishment is just a small taste of what it feels like when you enter the 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Herschel Walker visits Luke, speaks to Airmen about resiliency

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4 to see the base and speak to Thunderbolts during an all-call.


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Air Force rugby, the last gentleman’s game

Posted  April 7, 2017

Rugby is an often misunderstood game in the United States. It has a well-earned reputation for toughness and high athleticism, but also for foreignness, as evidenced by the stark contrast in the sport’s international popularity with its virtually non-existent presence in major American sports media.

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A modern military marriage

Posted  April 7, 2017

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California — Six years and four months ago I married my husband. I was 19 years old and completely ignorant to the commitment I’d just made. Dual military marriages make up a little more than 11 percent of the Air Force population, and like many dual couples, we were stationed apart….

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King’s dream — senior airman’s reality

Posted  April 7, 2017

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He called for an end to racism. Fast forward to now. When I wake up in…

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FMS pilots, 944th FW reach 100th F-35 sortie milestone

Posted  April 7, 2017

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 10 when they flew their 100th sortie in an F-35 Lightning II at the 944th Fighter Wing. The milestone is significant for the team making the mission happen on a daily basis. “It was truly a reflection of the…

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Exchange restaurants open to base visitors, civilian workers

Posted  April 7, 2017

While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to military members and their families, anyone can dine in Luke Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone, including visitors, contractors and Defense Department civilians, dine at the Exchange’s more than…

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