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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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58th SOW’s HH-60G hits 12,000 hours

The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., celebrated several notable milestones in 2016, including one of its systems capping the year off by hitting 12,000 flying hours.

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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…

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Wing rallies to support Citizen Airman family

Citizen Airmen understand what the ultimate sacrifice is as a service member, and when a deployment happens, the risk of loved ones receiving bad news is a possibility they accept.

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JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016, release of the development request for proposal, or RFP, for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS Recapitalization program.


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Separated from family, students chalk up their emotions

Posted  May 5, 2016

Azmeralda Poole pushes the chalk down on the ground and draws two dots inside a circle, cracking a grin as she sketches a smiling face. She points to her creation as she looks up at Nicole Flores, her Vogelweh Elementary School counselor. “This is me,” the student says. “I’m happy right now!” The young girl…

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Help offered for state of mind

Posted  May 5, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental health…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

Posted  May 5, 2016

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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Around Luke – Heavy metal …

Posted  May 5, 2016

Senior Airman James Hensley Marie Henning, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron material handler, moves a 55 gallon drum of hydraulic fluid at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th LRS storage section signs in and out 50 products daily to customers.

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70+ years of weekly news makes move to monthly

Posted  April 28, 2016

One of the staples at Luke Air Force Base is the weekly newspaper, the Thunderbolt. The base newspaper is nearly 72 years old and has had five names, but the common denominator has been keeping the base population up to date with events. Today we say goodbye to the weekly edition as the Thunderbolt transitions…

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