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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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Posted  February 25, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 15 through 21 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 40 moving violations and nine nonmoving violations. Emergency responses Feb. 16: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track where an individual was having chest…

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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted  February 25, 2016

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman’s captivity or death. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the crew responded…

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Around Luke – Old faithful …

Posted  February 25, 2016

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee The Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star is shown Feb. 8 at the Luke Air Force Base air park. The T-33A became the Air Force’s standard jet trainer in 1949 and served for almost two decades in that role. It played a secondary role at Luke but served 17 years here following its…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 25, 2016

Victory over trials Do you want to be victorious over your trials? Do you over/under think things? Do you base your decisions on how you feel? Do you have a will to be successful? Allow me to let you in on a little secret. To be victorious over trials your mind, your emotions, and your…

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In Brief – February 26, 2016

Posted  February 25, 2016

Luke tax center open The on-base tax center is now open. Free tax assistance on federal and state tax returns is available to active-duty, retirees and dependents. To receive assistance, members must bring a valid military I.D., social security card for each member of the family to be claimed, all tax forms for income (e.g….

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