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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Thunderbolts prepare for Air Force 70th Birthday

Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force which has a rich history that revolutionized how the U.S. military functions as we know it today. Today’s Air Force is comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, reservists, guardsmen and civilians all who have answered our Nation’s…

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Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Modern Day Air Force

Modern Day Today, the U.S. Air Force is the largest, most capable and most technologically advanced air force in the world, with about 5,778 manned aircraft in service, approximately 156 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, 2,130 Air-Launched Cruise Missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. Air Force has approximately 328,439 personnel on active duty, 74,000…


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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 3, 2017

Meaningful backward look I’ve taught three teens to drive. One constant truth, in that terrifying process, is that one cannot focus too long on the rearview mirror without getting into serious trouble, an accident or dying. On the other hand, one must take a glance in the rearview mirror from time to time, to avoid…

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Online shopping benefit available in Nov.

Posted  February 3, 2017

Shopmyexchange.com will open on Veterans Day 2017 to honorably discharged veterans DALLAS – After four years of coordination with the Defense Departments, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on Nov. 11. “AAFES is honored to offer…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 1 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Tickets SFS issued citations for 25 moving and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 10: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 660. There were no injuries. Jan. 11: SFS responded…

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PMEL Calibrates on a Standard Level

Posted  February 3, 2017

When performing maintenance on essential military equipment, the precision and accuracy of the testing tool is crucial.

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MLK walk

Posted  February 3, 2017

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Fatimah Halim, designer and facilitator of the Rites of Passage Programs for Phoenix area youth, and Lt. Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, lead the way during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk Jan. 13 at Luke Air Force Base. MLK day is a day to remember…

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