Featured Headlines

af-first-term Air Force

First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

af-space Space

Senior leaders discuss US space posture

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Sports

Paralympic Military athletes train at Luke for Desert Challenge Games

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hosted U.S. Paralympic Military Program track and field training camp at the Bryant Fitness Center May 9 to May 11 in preparation for the Desert Challenge Games at Arizona State University.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Force

AFAF enters final push

The 44th Annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off April 10 as unit representatives at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and Air Force bases worldwide raise money to support charities that assist Airmen in need. The theme is ‘A Commitment to Caring.’

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Commentary

Challenge yourself, accomplish your dreams

Challenging yourself and accomplishing your dreams requires stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. For one Airman, applying for the United States Air Force Academy was a step in the right direction toward achieving his goals.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

News

Installation access procedures for everyone — guests, friends, family members

Posted  May 5, 2017

Purpose: Access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to only those authorized persons and their conveyances. Persons authorized access shall be either escorted or unescorted. Background: Section 1069 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, now Public Law 110-181, establishes the standards required for entry to military installations in…

Full Story »

Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France
News

Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France

Posted  May 5, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France fly together April 17 over Death Valley, California. The Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France are two of the oldest aerial demonstration teams in the world.

Full Story »

Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  May 5, 2017

A great quote and some random thoughts “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need…

Full Story »

News

Know before you fly: New drone policy on base

Posted  May 5, 2017

A policy released March 12 restricts the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) from flying on or near Luke, with some recreational exceptions. “On base, use of sUASs is permitted from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays, at or below 100 feet above ground level, and only within the boundaries of Fowler Park,”…

Full Story »

Local

Street Beat

Posted  May 5, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 27 through April 30 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 51 moving and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 28: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident between a privately owned and a government-owned vehicle. One driver backed…

Full Story »