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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

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Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years,…

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Passion vs. priorities

Physical fitness doesn’t come easy for everyone — sometimes the drive to finish one more repetition or set a new personal best just doesn’t cut it. For 1st Lt. Christian Torres, having the spirit to stay mentally and physically strong when going through adversity is not just found in the gym, it’s a way of…

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Hill depot facility becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex here became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15. The F-35C was flown in from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, by Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber, the 33rd…

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Col. Kimberly Olson, Laughlin legacy, retires

No girls allowed Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — Kimberly Olson had just graduated college in 1979 with an education degree and was trying to decide on a career. With two options after college — to either become a teacher or join the Air Force — Olson chose to take her mother’s advice and took…


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Program sets up runner for 5k success

Posted  January 14, 2016

Thrive for 5k is a program designed to help the normal everyday person get ready for a 5k race. Follow the beginner program and you will make your goal of a 5k, according to Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness experts. “The 10-week program includes motivation, diet and training for all participants,” said Senior Airman…

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First Norwegian F-35A takes flight

Posted  October 16, 2015

Another milestone for the Norwegian F-35 Lightning II program was reached Oct. 6. At 5:05 p.m. Norwegian time, the first Norwegian F-35 took off from the factory in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first of several test flights that will lead toward the formal delivery to Norway. Minister of Defense, Ine Eriksen Søreide is…

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Cybersecurity, OPSEC vital to mission success

Posted  October 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Every day, Air Force organizations and personnel are reminded of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity, and how integrating them into day-to-day operations helps protect proprietary and sensitive information from disclosure, espionage and exploitation. Virtually every mission across the range of military operations depends on cybersecurity and every Airman is tasked to…

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Volunteer groups raise funds by wrapping perfect gift

Posted  October 22, 2015

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading holiday cheer. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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AAFES makes game-winning touchdown

Posted  October 22, 2015

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron team and the Army and Air Force Exchange Services team stepped onto the field Oct. 8 for an intramural football match at Luke Air Force Base. AAFES defeated CMS 40-34. CMS came into the game undefeated and was on a mission to keep the streak alive. The match began with…

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