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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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K-9: Keeping up on Certs

Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications that K-9 are required to have.

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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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58th SOW’s HH-60G hits 12,000 hours

The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., celebrated several notable milestones in 2016, including one of its systems capping the year off by hitting 12,000 flying hours.

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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…


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National Police Week

Posted  June 2, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron hold Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mahlan, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead crew member, after he is tased during a demonstration the opening day of Police Week May 16 at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Security Forces Squadron teamed with the Phoenix, Glendale and Buckeye…

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A bonding moment …

Posted  June 2, 2016

Senior Airman Andrea Posey Senior Airman Tyler Quayle, 33rd Maintenance Squadron low observable maintenance journeyman, cleans the slot of an F-35A Lightning II panel before replacing a grommet April 28 at Eglin Air Force Base. The panel must be prepared with a cleaning agent to ensure adhesives can properly bond to the surface keeping parts…

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PEOPLE FIRST June 2016

Posted  June 2, 2016

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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. A prescription…

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Lt. has ‘Georgia on my mind’

Posted  June 2, 2016

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Republic of Georgia Army Pvt. 1st Class Vasil Kulijanishvili was patrolling the perimeter of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, with his unit Sept. 22, 2015, as one of 885 Georgian soldiers supporting NATO’s Operation Resolute Support when he was attacked and killed by Taliban militants. The next day, Georgian Prime Minister…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  June 2, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 2 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 39 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 5: Security forces responded to reports of a minor vehicle collision near Bldg. 330. There was damage to property and a…

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