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Air Force selects its best for Developmental Special Duties

Developmental special duties shape the Air Force by building leaders and placing them in key positions to lead Airmen.

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Monsoons in the desert

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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AF leaders discuss budget, operations during State of the Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.

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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Team Luke welcomes new commander

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed a new wing commander July 13 when Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Leonard, a command pilot with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 576 combat hours, comes to Luke from…


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On display …

Posted  March 17, 2016

Senior Airman Devante Williams An F-35 Lightning II takes off March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. Luke just received it 34th F-35 and is scheduled to have a total six fighter squadrons with 144 F-35s. The F-35 will be performing with the Heritage Flight Team and available for viewing during the Air Show April…

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Sports

SFS cuts it close with EMS

Posted  March 17, 2016

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and 56th Security Forces Squadron kicked off March 7 with a short quarterback rush by EMS to gain only a few yards, setting the tone for the game with SFS matching EMS play for play. The final score was 19-14 SFS. “Security forces has a good reputation for an impressive…

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Sports

Sports Shorts March 18, 2016

Posted  March 17, 2016

Start Smart Baseball Start Smart Baseball is for children ages 3 to 5 with a parent participating. It is 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays March 22 through April 26 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. A sports physical is required. For more information, call 623-856-7470….

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Events

Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted  March 10, 2016

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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Commentary

Feedback essential to AF integrity

Posted  March 10, 2016

I was going through some old files, and I found a few notes that were written to me by the comptroller of a major command on several different occasions. One letter conveyed his best wishes on my birthday. A second one thanked me and my unit for our hospitality during his recent visit to the…

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