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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Air Force selects its best for Developmental Special Duties

Developmental special duties shape the Air Force by building leaders and placing them in key positions to lead Airmen.

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Monsoons in the desert

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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AF leaders discuss budget, operations during State of the Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.

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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…


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Commentary

Are we fulfilling our commitment?

Posted  March 3, 2016

What is commitment? According to the dictionary, it’s defined as “an act of committing to a charge or trust.” I look at it as always working hard, keeping my word and giving my best at all times regardless of the task at hand. This is true for me whether applied to my personal or professional…

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Salutes & Awards

AETC announces award

Posted  March 3, 2016

The following unit received a 2015 Air Education and Training Command award: Command Post Medium Unit 56th Fighter Wing Command Post

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Events

Back-seat driver …

Posted  March 3, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, takes a ride in the back seat of an Indy race car during racing practice Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Shoemaker was treated to the full racing experience, which featured riding for two laps around the track in an Indy-style race car with…

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Salutes & Awards

Solemn duty …

Posted  March 3, 2016

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Airman Pedro Mota, 56th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, folds the American flag Feb. 12 during a retirement ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Honor Guard personnel train for funerals, color guards, flag raisings, sword cordons and more.

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Events

Thunderbolts celebrate Black History Month

Posted  March 3, 2016

Thunderbolts gathered to celebrate Black History Month Feb. 25 at Luke Air Force Base to remember the achievements made by African-Americans and recognize the central role they played in American history. This year’s theme, “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” has been selected by the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. After…

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