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Emerald Knights go out with bang

Engulfing a 100-year old piano in flames would normally be frowned upon, but on this day Airmen encouraged pilots to set it ablaze.

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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CDC mission includes playtime

Placing a child in the arms and care of a stranger can be a terrifying experience for a first-time parent, but with the help of the staff at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center, the transition from mom to CDC becomes one of trust and appreciation.

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Finding perfect shape takes out-of-box look

Weight gain has been a constant struggle for me since I was 12 years old. If I could count how many times I yo-yo dieted and how many pounds I’ve lost over the years, it would probably be more than 100.


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56th RMO: Tip of spear on BMGR, aux field

Posted  October 17, 2014

Every day Air Force pilots use the Barry M. Goldwater Range and Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to train the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots, A-10 Warthog pilots and combat aircrew.

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Justice Report

Posted  October 17, 2014

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative action issued at Luke Air Force Base in September: 56th Fighter Wing Articles 15 • A senior airman received an Article 15 for violating a lawful general order and making a false official statement. The member received a reduction to the rank of airman first…

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Air Force News – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Germany Airmen with the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies Oct. 7 and launched their first mission to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance. The team of Airmen flying with the aircraft made stops in Spain, Senegal and Liberia, an area heavily affected by…

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People First – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

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.  Air Force releases criteria for new service medal Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear…

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Phishing: How to avoid it

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nearly everyone connects to the Internet, be it Facebook, shopping online or emailing at work. Being connected to the Internet has made life significantly easier, and while the World Wide Web is generally safe, it’s important to be aware that criminals are online looking to exploit individuals through any means necessary. One method criminals use…

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Cardinal’s Fitzgerald coaches mini ‘Bolts

Posted  October 17, 2014

Larry Fitzgerald, eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, scored his first touchdown of the year Sunday and followed it up with a second touchdown Monday at Luke Air Force Base.

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 17, 2014

Effective Nov. 1, temporary duty travel for less than 30 days will not have per diem rate changes. However, TDY travel greater than 30 days will be limited to 75 percent of the maximum lodging rate and per diem rate. If you go TDY more than 180 days, travelers will be limited to 55 percent…

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Airmen follow LEAD to party

Posted  October 17, 2014

Staff Sgt. Kristen Reid, 56th Medical Support Squadron unit deployment manager, launches a bean bag during a game of corn hole. The game was just one of several activities during the block party.   Gen. Robin Rand, Air Education and Training Command commander, shakes hands with volunteers during the block party. The AETC commander, accompanied…

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Fly Over: ‘The Gift’ and ‘World Buffet’

Posted  October 17, 2014

On Amazon, Netflix and in stores: ‘The Gift’ Before beginning this review, let me just admit my bias against “scary” movies. For those who have read my past reviews, you probably noticed I appreciate stories and music that are uplifting and positive. That being said, a strong script and good acting can make a fan…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy photo Booker T. Washington “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington I was one of a handful of religion majors at my undergraduate college….

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