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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016. As the Air Force’s most senior uniformed leader, Goldfein is responsible for ensuring the 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian airmen under his command…

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Firefighter switches to fighter pilot

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Garrett Christensen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Logistics NCO in charge, is crossing over to the Air Force officer corps where he hopes to become an F-22 Raptor fighter pilot. “Christensen is one of 12 Airmen selected for basic officer training school program,” said Steven Kinkade, 56th CES…

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USFWS selects BMGR for award

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Barry M. Goldwater Range has been selected as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Military Conservation Partner Award recipient. The award, presented in a ceremony June 9, is a national award presented annually to a military installation whose efforts represent significant conservation accomplishments achieved in partnership with…

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AZ Reserve unit dominates at Hawgsmoke

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Pilots from the 47th FS with the Air Force Reserve Command demonstrated their experience and expertise on the ground and in the air by winning the Hawgsmoke 2016 competition. Thirteen teams competed in biennial A-10C Thunderbolt II competition June 1 through 3. This year’s event concentrated on two…


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For want of a nail

Posted  March 3, 2016

A centuries old proverb states, “For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the battle was lost. For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.” While in the modern Air Force…

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56th FW names winners

Posted  March 3, 2016

56th Fighter Wing staff agencies The following individuals received annual awards: Airman: Senior Airman Kyle Reaves, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Vivian Reyes, 56th CPTS Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Amanda Steele, 56th FW Protocol Civilian (Category II): Kiley Dougherty, 56th FW Public Affairs The following individuals received quarterly awards: NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy…

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Events

National Black History Month

Posted  March 3, 2016

Thunderbolts ate from a lunch buffet of southern-style barbecue favorites including barbecue chicken, pulled pork, green beans and more. The chocolate-vanilla cake served at the Black History Month luncheon sits decorated with this year’s theme. During the luncheon, participants were educated about the history behind the month and the achievements by African-Americans were highlighted. Maj….

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Sports

Luke shirts dominate ALS students in V-ball

Posted  February 25, 2016

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School is an intense six-week course for senior airmen and staff sergeants to learn the basics of leadership. Luke Air Force Base first sergeants have a tradition of playing volleyball with the students at the end of the course to build comradery and interact with the students. First sergeants…

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Army Rangers exercise close-air support with F-35s

Posted  March 10, 2016

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida — Although the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat. This tradition continues today with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment’s recent visit to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to…

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