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AF leaders seek relief from sequestration-level funding

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III discussed the damaging effects of sequestration with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ Defense Subcommittee Feb. 27.

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AF trials underway for 2015 Warrior Games

U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors are fighting for a chance to compete at the 2015 Warrior Games during the Air Force Trials Feb. 27 through Thursday.

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Handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the Air Force.

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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Samuel Price The road used to get onto the Barry M. Goldwater Range lies beneath the running water July 9, 2014, that resulted from monsoon rains. With data from the additional recently installed weather stations, personnel will know what the measurable rain is before going to the area, ensuring their safety. Following are measurements during…

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New Sniper pod helps put pilots’ eyes on target

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The 425th Fighter Squadron recently installed Sniper Pods onto their F-16 Fighting Falcons at Luke Air Force Base. Sniper pods provide improved long-range target detection/identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all missions, including close-air support of ground forces. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the world’s most iconic aircraft in the Air…


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AF leaders seek relief from sequestration-level funding

Posted  March 6, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III discussed the damaging effects of sequestration with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ Defense Subcommittee Feb. 27.

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Air Force News – March 6, 2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

Hawaii The 2014 Air Force safety awards were announced Feb. 25 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, naming Pacific Air Forces the recipient of the Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award, the highest safety award in the Air Force. Tucson Air Forces Southern joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Southern Command and…

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People First – March 6, 2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the link in each header. Chief tackles TA rumors, slowing pay growth,…

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Airman magazine …

Posted  March 6, 2015

  The March 2015 issue of Airman is now available for download on your tablet by clicking: Apple or Android. In this issue of Airman, our cover story tells the story of Master Sgt. Randy Rollins and his journey as a child who tinkers on Volkswagen Beetles with his uncle, to an Airman who tinkers…

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AF trials underway for 2015 Warrior Games

Posted  March 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors are fighting for a chance to compete at the 2015 Warrior Games during the Air Force Trials Feb. 27 through Thursday.

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FWSAs work for Airmen

Posted  March 6, 2015

Agencies within the fighter wing: Chapel Command and Control Command Chief Master Sergeant Comptroller Squadron Community Initiatives Team Equal Opportunity History Information Protection Inspector General Plans and Programs Protocol Public Affairs Range Management Safety Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Staff Judge Advocate Wing Antiterrorism F-35 Integration   Senior Airman Grace Lee, 56th Fighter Wing Public…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  March 6, 2015

A very wise man once said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” This line, from the book “Lorax,” by Dr. Seuss, indicates that we all need to care about those around us. One essential part of caring is seeing. Having the ability to see…

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Construction enterprise ongoing

Posted  March 6, 2015

The main F-35 Lightning II construction projects include building the Academic Training Center and renovating the runways.   Contract workers survey the foundation of the transient lodging facility Feb. 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The TLF is being built west of the shoppette.   The transient lodging facility started in late November 2014.  …

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Fly Over: ‘Jaws 40th Anniversary’ and ‘Extreme FAT smash DIET′

Posted  March 6, 2015

At the Luke Library: ‘Jaws 40th Anniversary’ The movie begins with a group of young adults enjoying an evening on the beach with a bonfire roaring and someone playing a guitar. The urge to take a nice swim overtakes a young woman and her drunken companion. She races toward the beach as he stumbles behind….

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Handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Posted  March 6, 2015

When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as expected, regardless if take off is from a home or deployed location; but ensuring that the aircraft is healthy enough to fly has become a challenge for the Air Force.

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