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ATC chief leaves legacy to Airmen

‘We are known forever by the tracks we leave behind,’ is a statement that strongly resonates with retired Chief Master Sgt. Tadd Cahow, former 56th Operations Group superintendent who retired after nearly 30 years of service.

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Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force Secretary

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued Jan. 23.

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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K-9: Keeping up on Certs

Most emergency services require some form of certification prior to being able to go out and save lives. This includes police, fire and medical services but most people don’t think about the certifications that K-9 are required to have.

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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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2016 in Photos — 1

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Spencer Huber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, plasma cuts a part Jan. 7 for aerospace ground equipment at Luke Air Force Base. Aircraft metals technology Airmen weld, cut and form metal to fix aircraft parts, AGE, fabricate tools to better assist crew chiefs, and more. Staff…

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Street Beat

Posted  January 6, 2017

The 56th SFS Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 91 moving and 16 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 28: SFS medical services responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Litchfield Road and Lightning Street. Medical…

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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted  January 6, 2017

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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Briefs January 4, 2017

Posted  January 4, 2017

Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month and the WHM Committee is looking for those interested in planning and preparing for events in recognition of the month. Meetings will take place 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, Feb. 7, 21 and 28, and March 14 and 28 in Room 2100 of…

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Firefighter training at Luke

Posted  January 4, 2017

Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, provided firefighters from Luke and Gila Bend fire departments with a safety briefing prior to training Dec. 7, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Kinkade went over what to expect in the training, where each firefighter would be assigned and safety tips.   Firefighters with…

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