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EOD: A job for the Air Force’s best and bravest

Few tasks require as much attention to detail as disarming an explosive device. EOD uses many tools and technologies including robots, x-ray systems and bomb suits to execute the mission in the most efficient, expeditious and safest way possible.


F-16 Fighting Falcon Heritage Aircraft gets new look with vintage style

The former 56th Fighter Wing flagship F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 89-2056, got a paint job and is taking its new look to the skies above Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.


Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.


Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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In Brief June 2016

Posted  June 2, 2016

Home-buying seminar The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Housing Management Office and 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen and Family Readiness Center will conduct a home-buying seminar for active-duty military members, retirees and their families 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the AFRC, Bldg. 1113. There will be a representative from the Veterans Affairs Office with information on…

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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted  January 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when 1,500 Airman implementers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide. The Air Force contracted the nonprofit Green Dot organization to provide these violence prevention tools to the total Air Force over…

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Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

Posted  July 30, 2016

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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A bonding moment …

Posted  June 2, 2016

Senior Airman Andrea Posey Senior Airman Tyler Quayle, 33rd Maintenance Squadron low observable maintenance journeyman, cleans the slot of an F-35A Lightning II panel before replacing a grommet April 28 at Eglin Air Force Base. The panel must be prepared with a cleaning agent to ensure adhesives can properly bond to the surface keeping parts…

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Salutes & Awards

Solemn duty …

Posted  March 3, 2016

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Airman Pedro Mota, 56th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, folds the American flag Feb. 12 during a retirement ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Honor Guard personnel train for funerals, color guards, flag raisings, sword cordons and more.

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