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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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AF core values bond, unify us

Posted  June 5, 2015

Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The Air Force core values are much more than minimum standards. They remind us what it takes to get the mission done. They inspire us to do our very best at all times. They are the common bond among all comrades in arms, and…

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AETC drops in at Luke …

Posted  June 5, 2015

Airman Pedro Mota Command Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Air Education and Training Command, holds an enlisted call at the base theater May 18 on Luke Air Force Base. Tapia spoke to the packed crowd about the future of the Air Force for all enlisted ranks. He discussed changes to the enlisted performance reporting system,…

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Critical days of summer upon us

Posted  June 5, 2015

With the beginning of the Critical Days of Summer, we are reminded to make safe decisions this summer. “The Air Force has been focused on additional mishap vulnerabilities during the summer months since 1964,” said Col. James Fisher, Air and Education Training Command director of safety. “We recognize the summer months put our Airmen at…

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of the 61st Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Michael Gette in a ceremony at 8:01 a.m. June 26 in Hangar 999. 607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald…

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At-risk students get Luke primer

Posted  June 5, 2015

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Maj. Jason Chugg, 310th Fighter Squadron pilot, shows the children the F-16 Fighter Falcon May 19 at Luke Air Force Base. Children First Academy of Phoenix brought students on base to see the military lifestyle and to talk to Airmen about their careers and lives. Most children have a dream job they…

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To post or not

Posted  June 5, 2015

Senior Airman James Hensley Social Media is a great communication tool but has risks that go with it. Knowing the difference between what should or should not be posted can protect Airmen from releasing information which could be used against them. One way to prevent leakage of information is to use privacy settings. With the…

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted  June 5, 2015

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, recently told U.S. reporters…

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NCOPEC bridges gap

Posted  June 5, 2015

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Master Sgt. Ida Bushey, 56th Force Support Squadron career assistant advisor, asks questions during the NCO Professional Education Course May 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The NCOPEC course is held quarterly to help NCOs refresh and further develop as leaders. Luke Air Force Base recently held its quarterly, NCO Professional Enhancement…

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Air Force News – June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

Washington D.C. A group of Sanders Corner Elementary School Girl Scouts looking to achieve their Bronze Award and the Girls Can Do Anything Badge visited Airmen at the Pentagon May 21. Hawaii The Defense Department awarded contracts to four colleges and universities to provide in-resident college and graduate programs at overseas military installations across U.S….

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People First – June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

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. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. Women’s Air Force history expands with new four-star…

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