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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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Team Luke welcomes new commander

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed a new wing commander July 13 when Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Leonard, a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 576 combat hours, comes to Luke from…

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Sports Shorts March 4, 2016

Posted  March 3, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day fun run The St. Patrick’s Day 5k fun run is 7 a.m. March 11 and will begin at 944th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 988. There will be prizes and refreshments. For more information, call 623-856-2291. St. Patrick’s Day golf tourney The St. Patrick’s Day golf tournament is 8 a.m. March 13 at…

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Jumping Jack flash, it’s a gas …

Posted  March 3, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Alex Allison, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a flash test at Luke Air Force Base. The test checks the quality of the sample of Jet A fuel which is used for aircraft at Luke.

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  March 3, 2016

“Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire.” ~ John MacArthur Jr. Shortly after my wife and I got married, she decided I would be the lesser of two evils to handle our finances. My father-in-law gently, or not so gently, suggested I take a financial planning class by signing me up and…

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Norway hits 100-sortie mark

Posted  March 3, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams Lt. Col. Martin Tesli, 62nd Fighter Squadron Norwegian instructor pilot, passes his gear to Ello Puga-Orozco, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, after completing the 100th flying hour milestone at Luke Air Force Base Feb. 26. By 2024, Luke is scheduled to have six fighter squadrons and 144 F-35s. Norway will…

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PEOPLE FIRST March 4, 2016

Posted  March 3, 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. AF talks…

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