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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Local

First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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MTIs get trained at Luke …

Tech. Sgt. Jack Lozano, 433rd Training Recruiters military training instructor, talks with 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base about what to expect when becoming an MTI. For more information, email the 433rd TRS MTI recruiting team at 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.


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FD Rappelling Training

Posted  April 14, 2016

Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a training mannequin to the top of the water tower to begin a rappelling exercise April 8. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a rescue basket to the top of the…

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites

Posted  April 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … April 15, 2016

Posted  April 14, 2016

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~Maya Angelou We live in a fast-paced world.  As airmen we operate in a competitive environment where high performance and expertise is required both for mission accomplishment and for career development.  The older I get, as family and work…

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DoD Announces Pilot Tutor Program for Service Members

Posted  April 14, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Officials with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs help…

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Sports

Sports Shorts April 15, 2016

Posted  April 14, 2016

Junior golf clinic The Falcon Dunes Golf Course is featuring a junior golf clinic 9 to 10 a.m.  April 23. The cost is $20 per clinic or $30 for both. Instruction includes grip, stance, driving, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. For more information, call 623-535-9334. Base family camp out Outdoor recreation is featuring a base…

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