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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Luke’s hydraulics shop adds to the Air Force stockpile

Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., work together with squadrons across the base to maintain the hydraulics systems for various aircraft systems.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolt earns Outstanding Airman of the Year

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment support NCO in charge at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has been awarded as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year and attributes his success to his rigorous fitness routine and family.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

62nd FS mate finally laid to rest

Approximately 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., attended the funeral of former 62nd FS pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Penn., Aug. 4, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty Local

8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Salutes & Awards

Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017.


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Commentary

Invisible wounds cause pain

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — I’m an ambassador for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. As an ambassador, I’m an advocate for the program, and I work in my local area to plan events which bring our wounded together. It’s a concept of family helping family. We are all in this great big Air Force…

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Step up: Don’t be afraid to be a Mitchell, Doolittle, Arnold

Posted  February 3, 2017

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama — The U.S. Air Force is sitting at a nexus in which the world is becoming increasingly dangerous and complex. Our nation is asking us to do things that keep us busier now than ever before, yet we have fewer people now than at any point in our history —…

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Local

In Brief

Posted  February 3, 2017

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The deadline for munitions turn-ins/issues is 4 p.m., March 2. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech….

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Salutes & Awards

607th ACS graduates highly trained Airmen

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 607th Air Control Squadron graduated the following Airmen in the courses listed: Weapons director Staff Sgt. Matthew Doxsey, 123rd Air Control Squadron; Staff Sgt. Samantha Niel, 133rd Training Squadron; Airman 1st Class Cesar Moreno, 141st ACS; Tech. Sgt. Jessica Hunter, 606th ACS;  Senior Airman Alexander Ramon, 607th ACS; and Senior Airmen Dakota Davis and…

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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 36 senior airmen

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen Dec. 15, 2016, from class 17-1. The award winners are: John Levitow Award: Zackary Parrish, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ronnie Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Steven Wyrick, 56th Communications Squadron; and Jessica Berman, 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commandant’s Award: Jessica Berman, 446th…

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