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New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a shared firing range in Buckeye, Ariz., to serve as a new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility.

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Women’s history month is celebrated across Luke

March has been observed as Women’s History month since the early 1980s, honoring the contributions women have made throughout history.

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SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Luke F-35 weapons load crew capabilities enhanced through total force training

It’s a phrase often heard around the Air Force, “We train like we fight”, and this time, it came from the weapons community in what’s commonly referred to as the “Weapons Load Barn”.

Commentary

Rosie the Riveter and me

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published March 18, 2015. WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is…


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Mountain Home AFB civic leaders visit Luke

Posted  February 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Armond Conner, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, teaches C.D. Houston, Mountain Home Military Affairs Committee board member, how to detect cracks in a metal plate, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The gap between communities and bases closes when…

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Netherlands defense chief visits Luke

Posted  February 6, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai Netherlands Chief of Defense Lt. Adm. Rob Bauer, arrives at Luke Air Force Base Ariz., Jan 30, 2019. Bauer learned about the Luke AFB F-35A training mission and the work being done to stand up the 308th Fighter Squadron where the Dutch will train alongside U.S….

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Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Posted  February 6, 2019

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo, signed Jan. 31, 2019, removes the phase one requirement for senior noncommissioned officers to test for promotion, allowing…

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A tragedy felt by many

Posted  February 4, 2019

Tragedy is a part of life. But what can make or break an individual is how they deal with such tragedies. I grew up in a very small, rural town where you either know every person or at least know of them. Dull, flickering street lamps illuminate the streets and taverns filled with the loud,…

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‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Posted  February 1, 2019

Editor’s note: This was first published on Jan. 9, 2013, THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or football coach tell his players to lean forward? In my experience, a good coach will always provide this advice. You may wonder, what makes this advice so important in sports?…

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