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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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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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2016 Championship flyover

Posted  January 21, 2016

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller An F-16 Fighting Falcon with Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, on board tagged alongside a four-ship formation of F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft from Luke Air Force Base that performed a flyover prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship Jan. 11 at the University of…

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45 graduate ALS

Posted  January 21, 2016

The 56th Fighter Wing graduated 44 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Dec. 17 from class 16-1. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Michelle Justiniani, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron; Anthony Lopez, 944th Security Forces Squadron; Cassandra Saunders, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Eric Burrell 56th Civil…

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JUSTICE REPORT- January 22, 2016

Posted  January 21, 2016

The following is a list of administrative actions issued in November and December 2015 at Luke Air Force Base. 56th Maintenance Group Courts-Martial • An airman first class was found guilty of one charge and two specifications in violation of Article 112a, wrongful use of cocaine and wrongful use of promethazine with codeine, a schedule…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … The desire to serve the Lord

Posted  January 21, 2016

From the very first days of our Air Force careers we’ve heard of the Four Pillars of Comprehensive Fitness. All are essential to our wellbeing and that of the Airmen with whom we serve. Although most of the pillars, like physical, mental and social fitness are truly obvious, spiritual fitness needs cultivation. However, civil society…

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No. 351 gets overhaul …

Posted  January 21, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Weston contractors work on repairs to Fuel Storage Tank 351 Jan. 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The repairs included a new dome roof, cathodic protection, fuel tank bottom, piping, manifolds and the dike liner which is a secondary spill container.

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