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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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A1C strong as a Foxx

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat — all things associated with a gym — are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress. Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, is a power…

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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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Luke Airmen help save life

Airmen are trained to respond to emergency situations anytime and anywhere. On March 13, two Airmen put that training to use. Senior Airman Keith Schultz, 56th Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff airman, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, were driving home after volunteering at the Phoenix International Raceway when they noticed…


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Sunset silhouette …

Posted  March 24, 2016

Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II recently returns in the late afternoon after a training sortie at Luke Air Force Base. March 10 was the two-year anniversary of the F-35’s arrival at Luke.

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Luke right friendly neighbor to Texas

Posted  April 21, 2016

Members of the 310th AMU and the 149th FW, Texas Air National Guard, prepare to load inert AIM-120, advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles. The 61st and 309th AMUs also participated in the competition. Master Sgt. David Smith, left, an F-16 Fighting Falcon weapons standardization lead crew member with the 149th Maintenance Group, Texas Air National Guard,…

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Commentary

Adapt and overcome

Posted  April 14, 2016

PEORIA, Ill. (AFNS) —  My firstborn child recently turned 2 months old. Amidst the irresistible joy of having a new little buddy, I look back over these last eight weeks and wonder how my spouse and I survived. I am a writer, but there are no words I can find adequate enough to describe the…

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Understanding sergeant’s words: ‘I’ve got your back’

Posted  April 14, 2016

Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant. Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me and shake my hand. My supervisor, Staff Sgt. Todd…

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DoD Announces Pilot Tutor Program for Service Members

Posted  April 14, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Officials with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs help…

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