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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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Luke’s best shine

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced during her Olympic run and how she overcame them. The 56th Fighter Wing held its annual awards banquet to…

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EFMP wraps up significant year

Courtesy photo Exceptional Family Member Program families get up close and personal with animals from the Wild Life World Zoo Dec. 20 during an EFMP Holiday Party at Luke Air Force Base. In today’s world, there are not many programs for people with special-needs family members to receive help without paying a lot of money….


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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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Mock trials teach SAPR through demonstration

Posted  March 6, 2015

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Question after question, she attempts to recall the reported events that transpired over the course of the night. The defense attorney, trial counsel and the alleged perpetrator look intently upon the victim as they shift uncomfortably in their seats. “At midnight you decided to go to another bar is…

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Street Beat

Posted  March 6, 2015

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 16 through 22: Tickets Security forces issued a citation for one moving violation. Nonemergency responses Feb. 25: Security forces responded to a report of damage to private property at the Bldg. 914 parking lot. A member noticed damaged to a vehicle when leaving the building….

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Sports Shorts – March 6, 2014

Posted  March 6, 2015

Shootout lifts LRS to playoff win Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs March Pierrelouis, 56th Communications Squadron teammate, crosses over a defender during the micro soccer tournament match Feb. 23 against 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base. The game ended 4-4, and LRS defeated Comm…

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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Posted  February 27, 2015

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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Resource management — Doing more with less

Posted  February 27, 2015

Since I joined the Air Force in 1992, our manpower and resources have been gradually reduced with no obvious change to the mission we support. While this has been labeled “doing more with less,” I don’t believe we’re truly doing any more than we did when I entered the military 22 years ago. We seem…

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