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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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Salutes & Awards

FW announces quarterly awards

Posted  January 6, 2017

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Alexander Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Rosalind Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Antonio Bell, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Charles Henderlite, 56th FW Plans and Programs Civilian (Category I): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II):…

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607th ACS graduates 26

Posted  January 6, 2017

The 607th Air control Squadron graduated 26 students: Weapons director 116th ACS Airman 1st Class David Logan U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dylan Wakeland Weapons director – ground-based training 726th ACS Senior Airman Nicholas Bradley and Airman 1st Class Corey Farmer 116th ACS Senior Airman Vincent Ganassin 133rd Test Squadron Tech. Sgt. William Waychoff 255th ACS…

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New chiefs named

Posted  January 6, 2017

The following senior master sergeants were selected for chief master sergeant: 56th Operations Support Squadron Lori Hayworth 56th Maintenance Group Allen Hewitt 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Matthew Lammers 310th AMU Jonathan Mobley 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Ryan Gretlein 56th Force Support Squadron Donnie Brown and Melody Goitom 54th AMXS Brian McRory and Spencer Ridgway 48th…

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In Brief

Posted  January 6, 2017

Coffee trolley The Coffee Trolley serves coffee, tea, Italian soda hot chocolate, desserts and more 6 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Commons. For more information, go to lukeevents.com. Book club Read or listen to “Bel Canto” by Ann Pritchett and join the 56th Force Support Squadron Library Book Club at 1:30…

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2016 in Photos — 12

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Senior Airman Veron Sparks, 56th Force Support Squadron retirement and separations technician, poses for a photo Dec. 6 at Luke Air Force Base. Sparks used self-aid buddy care to help a woman who was a victim of a hit-and-run. Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander,…

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